BrewEd was founded by Ed Finch, a teacher at Larkrise Primary School in Oxford, and Daryn Egan-Simon, an ITTE tutor, researcher and writer. They got talking on Twitter about their shared view that something was missing in the education landscape. Grassroots CPD events had bubbled up across the country, but it all looked very traditional: groups of people sat in front of a speaker in a school hall, being lectured to.
Finch and Egan-Smith wanted to attend something that enabled teachers to talk about teaching and learn new things, but in a setting that was a little more relaxed, a little more social, and - compared with some of the events on offer - a little less tied to a particular ideological viewpoint.
Seeing nothing on offer that matched this description, they decided to set something up themselves. They chose a pub. They chose the city of Sheffield. BrewEd was born.
BrewEd has grown at a rapid pace.
BrewEd is a way of getting teachers together to have a chat with people from across all sorts of different areas.If you are running a BrewEd event, or have been to one, please share information and ideas.
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