Considering the Curriculm: TeachMeet Newcastle Keynote

I had the incredible privilege of being the keynote at the TeachMeet in Newcastle/Gateshead yesterday. I have to thank Steve Bunce (@SteveBunce) and Simon Finch (@SimFin) for their incredible hospitality and invitation. This was my first TeachMeet and I was blown away by the incredible way that educators are working with their students. For example, I saw a presentation by Alasdair Douglas (@hairysporran) about Literacy and Skateboarding through game-based learning and various other technologies! I believe that Newcastle is definitely a mecca for innovative teaching, especially with technology. It was Gateshead that helped Dr. Sugata Mitra with his Hole in the Wall experiments. Simon Finch was really great in getting me to see the way mobile learning and elearning is improving education in Newcastle.

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Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, instructional designer, adjunct professor, and the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching and Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones and BYOT. She has been recognized by the ELTon Awards, The New York Times, the Ministry of Education in Spain, and Microsoft’s Heroes for Education as an innovator in the movement of teacher-driven professional development and education technology. Recently, she was named Woman of the Year 2014 by Star Jone’s National Association of Professional Women and awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, the Twitter chat that spurred over 400 teacher chats. She has trained teachers and taught learners in over 25 countries and has consulted with organizations worldwide such as UNESCO Bangkok, The European Union aPLaNet Project, Cultura Iglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, and VenTESOL. She shares regularly via, Twitter (@ShellTerrell), and Her greatest joy is being the mother of Rosco the pug.

5 thoughts on “Considering the Curriculm: TeachMeet Newcastle Keynote

  1. Listened to it all. It is touching, powerful and gives us all pause to think and come up with the goods. A one off good lesson is one thing but to go in a classroom day after day, year after year takes the sort of inspiration and commitment you have demonstrated here. Thank you for sharing this with us.You are so right about making studnets feel powerful and intelligent. That is where the emphasis should lie.

  2. Hi Shelly, great to hear your talk, and to see you’ve had a productive time in the UK. A nice surprise at the end of your video ;-). Actually, it might be better to say that you heard the quote from me (or not mention me at all) as it was by a lady who’d met them both (but I can’t remember who). If you’d like the plant for this quote, just ask.

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