I can’t believe that its been a year since the last Innovative Teachers Forum in Zagreb. That is where I first met Dan Roberts, whose journey as an Innovative Teacher we have posted in detail on this blog. In Zagreb , Dan presented his ‘Recharge the Battery’ Virtual Classroom Tour . Here in Vienna, he will be presenting again, but this time as a keynote speaker, in front of over 200 delegates, as an example of innovative best practice in teaching and learning.
But who knows what the year will hold for this group of UK Innovative Teachers:- James, Chris, Mandeep and Ollie. After registration and putting up posters of their Virtual Classroom Tours, they will have a heavy day of presentations. These include keynotes speeches from the Director for ICT at the Austrian Ministry of Education and a look at the Future of Education from Franz Kuehmayer. In between times, they will be meeting the 200 other Innovative Teachers from all over Europe. If that is not enough, other highlights will be the buffet lunch and the great cakes at coffee time. Well, for me and Kristen anyway! But the real highlight of the day will be of course? What is in the ‘goody’ bag?
We will be posting daily reports from the event. Find out on Friday, how the UK Teachers have done, and if like Dan, they have won an award, which could take them to the Worldwide Innovative Teachers Event to be hosted in, as yet some unannounced location in the world!