On March 17, more than 200 Viktor Rydberg Schools teachers assembled at VRG Jarlaplan for an afternoon of lectures and workshops – led by VR teachers, for VR teachers.
The afternoon began wit an inspiring lecture from Alastair Creelman. Alastair works as a specialist in E-learning
at Linnaeus University in Kalmar. He spoke about the many dimensions of instructional design when considering online, face-to-face and blended learning experiences. He shared many great resources for how to design effective learning with “smarter collaboration“.
Following a quick break, the teachers broke into workshop groups. Each workshop was led by a colleague. A list of workshops was provided in advance, everyone got to choose. Topics ranged from voice training to special education to digital tools for formative feedback to historical walks around the city.
Typical for each session was an engaged leader willing to share his/her idea about learning, and active participants interested in understanding more.
Perhaps even more so than quality professional development workshops was the inspiring networking going on in the formal and informal discussions in the hallways.