What is Speed Learning?
Speed Learning is a fast paced way of getting lots of great ideas and information in a short space of time by watching a series of micro-presentations. In a typical Speed Learning session, there will be several tables spaced around a room, each manned by either one or two presenters. At the start of the session, the format is explained to everyone and then all the delegates choose a table to start at. A buzzer chimes and the first round of micro-presentation begins.
All presenters conduct their micro-presentations simultaneously to the group of delegates who are stood at their table. Micro-presentations are ten minutes long and usually consist of a short pitch lasting around five to six minutes, allowing for roughly four minutes of Q&A. Once the full ten minutes are up, the buzzer chimes again, all the delegates move to another table and the presentations are repeated again.
I want to be a presenter, but what do I present?
We’re looking for a large team of people from across several schools to host tables as presenters for this event. The more tables we have, the more choice delegates get. So if you have an initiative or idea for mathematics that has been effective in your own school and you’d like to share it with a wider audience, then please get in touch!
Please note the following guidelines for running a session:
• Your idea must be practical, and stimulate discussion amongst delegates. The idea is that they will gain a new idea or technique that can be then used in the classroom.
• You must not be selling a product or service, the topic must be a practical idea. If you would like to do this please see our exhibition opportunities.
• Delegates will be from the primary and secondary sector – we welcome interactive and engaging ideas.
• Due to the volume of speed learning tables, we are unfortunately unable to offer speaker fees.
How do I prepare a micro-presentation?
Six minutes go really quickly, so it’s important that you are concise and keep to the main points. We recommend having some visual aids such as props, flashcards or hand-outs to help illustrate your pitch. However you will not have access to a projector and screen, and we strongly recommend that you do not use any kind of Power Point software, as these tend to slow presentations down.
I’d like to be a presenter. What do I do now?
Please use the form below to provide your details, and a brief summary of your initiative or idea. Let us know who will be attending, whether your idea be aimed at subject leaders or maths teachers, and which key stage can it be implemented in (e.g. early years, GCSE etc).