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Stripping our teaching bare to support SOS Schools in Ghana



WHEN: Friday 30th September

WHERE: Online sharing from around the teaching world

WHY: On October 15th 2016, Lisa Ashes and Crista Hazell will be travelling to the children’s SOS village in Ghana. This is part of the work provided by WWEP to improve education for those most in need. Lisa and Crista will be working with five schools to support teachers and leaders in providing a high quality education to children who would otherwise have nothing.

If we can raise £2000 before we go, we will be travelling over with a container of school furniture that could create a learning space for 300+ children. Realising that over one million orphaned children in Ghana are in need of an education to get themselves out of poverty, this is only scratching the surface of what is needed. If you can do something then you should… so we are!

WHAT: In the spirit of Pedagoo, this event will be about teachers sharing ideas and classroom practice with teachers. We will be stripping bare teaching and learning of technology, spreadsheets and fancy resources to develop ideas for a place that have very little to work with. The ideas generated will not only be useful for our own schools but will be taken out to Ghana to create purposeful education for those most in need!

What is Pedagoo?

Pedagoo is a growing community of teachers collaboratively supporting, encouraging and sharing innovative and effective approaches to education. We aim to improve educational outcomes for our young people through positively and professionally sharing our practice.

If you’re involved in education, you’re more than welcome to join our community and share your thoughts and practice. Pedagoo.org has been set up as a collaborative blog allowing teachers to easily share with an established community. Setting up a blog, building an audience and keeping it up to date can be time consuming…so just post here instead! The blog’s all set up and running and we have over 900 registered users and more than 7000 followers on twitter – so you’ve got an audience straight away! Just sign up then write your post!

There are many other ways to share through Pedagoo as well as our collaborative blog…

  • If you’re on twitter, check out our hashtag #PedagooFriday. Every week teachers share their highlight of the week from their classrooms with this hashtag. It’s a fantastically positive way to end the week and a great way of sharing ideas. Many#PedagooFriday tweets go on to become posts on Pedagoo.org due to the demand for more information on the idea. Every week someone from the community chooses a selection of these tweets and puts them on the blog.
  • A quicker and shorter way of sharing and discussing ideas on Pedagoo.org is through our forums. Once you’re registered on the site you’re free to create new topics or reply to topics which are already running. Our forums also play host to PedagooLocal by providing a space for local groups of pedagooers to come together and plan events in their areas. Have a look to see if your area already has a local community to join in with, and if not get in touch to set one up!
  • As well as our locally organised events, we also run occasional larger events. Our events focus on providing a fun opportunity to learn from each other and further develop the community. Keep an eye on our events page for the next one.

If you’re wanting to help promote Pedagoo, you can download logos here or add this twibbon to your twitter picture. Or, you could get even more involved in all things Pedagoo by becoming a Pedaguru or a PedagooAdmin. Find out more about these roles and who is currently involved here.

To find out a bit more on where Pedagoo came from, click here.

Visit and join in as you share your own teaching experiences: http://www.pedagoo.org