Eight ways to share good practice

It is the season of good practice events in schools and colleges, so here are 8 different ways to set up your event:

  • Learning Fair where each group shares their findings and resources from their good practice– this can be a mini training session or a display of resources or a Q&A slot or a set of video clips and each group is allocated a room to look after on the day of the event.  Participants spend half the day presenting and half the day wandering around to look at what others learnt
  • Conference style event with workshops and training sessions that are presented more formally in a programme of sessions. It could involve a key note speaker at the start
  •  Mini swap sessions from team to team, where one team visits another team to share good practice; you might need to arrange a schedule of who swaps with who at which point in time
  • Carrousel event with people sitting at tables with resources and materials to hand and others circulating to see what else is on offer, at their own pace
  • Micro-teach sessions in which teachers take the students’ role to experience good practice activities in action
  • Poster gallery – people produce posters about their good practice and its outcomes.  Posters are displayed gallery style and people stand next to their poster ready to take questions while others wander round
  • Dragons Den, Speed dating or Cocktail party sessions where people share with others in more informal ways, within or between teams. Maybe an event with all of these styles of activity going on at different times in the day OR in different places on the site?
  • Reflections and applications slot in which people re-group at the end of the event to discuss what had come out of it for them in terms of learning points and areas for future application. This can be a plenary session or set up as small group discussions. A text wall or live Twitter feed can be used for quick reflections
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