Practical Pedagogies 2018

Call for presenters: January 2018

Please note: the deadline for workshop proposals has now formally expired. You may still submit a proposal, but we will only be in touch if a suitable space on the programme becomes available.

In 2018 there were over 300 applications for the 100 workshop places on offer.

Workshop proposals for Practical Pedagogies 2018 are warmly welcomed from primary, secondary and whole-school practitioners eager to share with fellow teachers in a friendly, collaborative, international setting.

The special ticket price for workshop leaders is 50 Euros for the full two days (inclusive of lunches/refreshments). This non-refundable fee helps ensure that people accepted to run workshops seriously plan to attend, which is essential when putting together the timetable.

This exclusive rate not only represents a saving of 75% on the standard delegate price, but also includes free entry to the evening restaurant function on the first evening (usual cost to delegates: c.50 Euros). However, please note that in order to keep delegate ticket prices genuinely affordable, we are not able to cover any other expenses.

Each session should aim to last between 60-70 minutes. They can be subject-specific, skills based or more general: for an idea of the range and quality of the workshops last year, please consult the 2016 Conference Programme. The essential point is to keep your proposal practical, engaging and useful.

If you would like to be considered as a presenter, please complete this form and we will get back to you in due course! Thank you!

Russel Tarr (conference organiser) | @russeltarr

Workshop Proposal Form

Common questions:
Q. When will you stop accepting proposals? A. It simply gets harder to add workshops as the programme fills up after January. The earlier the better.
Q. Do you accept joint workshop proposals? A. Yes, but both presenters will need to purchase a discounted ticket if accepted onto the programme.
If you have any other queries before completing this form, please contact the organiser, Russel Tarr, here.

Your first name*:
Your last name*:
Your email*:
Your Twitter handle:
Your job title / short bio:

Tip: include the name of your school if appropriate.

If you have presented before, provides example(s) here
Title of your 60-70 minute proposed session:
Subject / Theme / Skill focus:

(e.g. History / Homework / Differentiation)
Note - for science sessions, specify physics/chemistry/biology if appropriate.


Outline your proposal here:

Tip: Your session should:
Be ENGAGING, PRACTICAL and USEFUL for classroom teachers;
Clearly state (if appropriate) whether it is suitable for beginners/experts;
Should NOT focus on a specific national education system.

Thank you for your initial interest!
An incredibly wide ranging, thought provoking and - most importantly - useful conference. As an international teacher it was particularly useful to meet and chat with other overseas teachers face-to-face. In terms of the conference sessions, everything I attended delivered something that either I could implement in my classroom or that got me to reflect more critically on what I already do. The huge range of available sessions meant I could mix a focus on my subject area with some of the broader conceptual sessions that took place.
Scott Allsop Head of Humanities, @BSB_Humanities, Bucharest, Romania
The Practical Pedagogies conference is like no other because it brings together educators from across the globe. It offers a eclectic mix of thought provoking, practical and inspiring workshops, led by an equally varied selection of people who have effective teaching and learning slap bang in the middle of their thoughts. It has formed a vital part of my CPD, and I defy anyone to attend and not be challenged and changed.
Lisa Stevens MFL teacher with a passion for creativity and technology, Director of Lisibo Ltd, UK
The Practical Pedagogies conference stands out from the other conferences due to the unique set up of having fellow conference members providing the sessions. These sessions are relevant and provide hands-on techniques that are useful for all teachers of any age. The family-like atmosphere created by Russel allows all conference members to socialise and interact with fellow educators from around the world. The money saved on this very affordable conference can then be used on the pub crawl where the truly deep pedagogical discussions take place!
Jesse Bywater Leader for Learning, De Blijberg International Primary School, Rotterdam, The Netherlands