researchED US 2016

Nice post about the great thing ResearchED can be!

PhD Indeed

I stumbled across researchED about 8 months ago. Literally. Wondering through Twitter, I tripped over a posting from the conference in Gothenburg and a photo of a presentation titled ‘Teachers with PhDs – The Case in Sweden’. The date was 19th March 2016. I posted up to Tom Bennett and asked if the slides were available. He said he would find out.

Later he would send me them. But the seed had already been sown; researchED was becoming an enigma for me. Conferences on a Saturday? Led by teachers, for teachers? Crèche? Affordable? Accessible?

Having just finished two self-funded Masters Degrees and about to embark on a PhD, I am an advocate of professional development and self-directed at that. So, conferences that I didn’t need to ask permission for time off to go to with costings so eye-wateringly high that it was a case of either lose that weekend…

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