Practical Pedagogies 2024

Call for presenters: January 2024

Workshop proposals for Practical Pedagogies 2024 are warmly welcomed from primary, secondary and whole-school practitioners and educators willing to share their expertise and practices in a friendly, collaborative, international setting. Experienced and first-time presenters are equally welcome to submit a proposal!

What are the benefits of being a session leader?

  • No need to purchase a standard delegate ticket - session leaders simply pay a £50 non-refundable deposit to demonstrate their commitment to attend
  • Full access to the keynote, all other sessions and the endnote address
  • Complimentary three-course meal at the evening restaurant function for session leaders on the first evening
  • Free coach link to and from central Cologne both days
  • Fantastic networking opportunities with hundreds ot teachers from far and wide
  • Lunches and refreshments on both days


  • Do you cover travel and subsistence expenses, or provide a fee to speakers?
    • No. In order to keep delegate ticket prices affordable and to cover our essential costs, this is not possible.
    Do you accept joint workshop proposals?
    • Yes, but only on two conditions:
      • both presenters will need to purchase a discounted ticket if accepted onto the programme.
      • a second, different, session must be offered and accepted onto the programme (i.e. only one session leader ticket per session is permitted).
  • How long should each session last? How should it be formatted?
    • 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 last Conference Programme. The essential point is to keep your proposal practical, engaging and useful. Some popular themes in recent years have been AI, inclusion, differentiation, engagement and evidence-based teaching, for example.

For any other queries, contact the lead organiser, Russel Tarr, here.

Session Proposal Form

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!

TIP 1: Consult the last Conference Programme for ideas on how to focus your proposal.

TIP 2: Be sure to read the essential information at the top of this page to ensure you are clear on the terms on which session proposals are considered and accepted.

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

Tip: include the name of your school if appropriate.

If you have presented before, provides just one or two 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: Keep it brief and focused (max: 750 characters).
Here is a sample of a succinct proposal from 2018.

Thank you!
If you want to go to a truly global International Education Conference then this is the best one to go to. It is well priced and provides opportunities to grow your Professional Networks with some really genuine and inspiring teachers. There are different education systems to see and rich conversations to be had from around the globe. The organisation for presenters and attendees is excellent including the facilities, food and time to meet and greet. It was the most worthwhile conference I have ever attended and I'll be returning this year with some super excited teachers from Australia!
Kathryn McGilvray Managing Director, eLearning Educational Solutions, NSW Australia
Practical Pedagogies ranks highly as one of the best conferences I have ever had the opportunity to attend. It was such an honor to be invited as a presenter and to join the many other thoughtful educators who were also asked to present. The conversations that developed during my session and the others I attended were deep and meaningful. The nuts and bolts of the conference itself, including meals, transportation, and on-site organization, made the event stress-free and fun. I absolutely recommend this conference to any educator interested in a thought-provoking, international learning experience.
Brian Mull Innovation and Learning Design Coordinator, Trinity Episcopal School, New Orleans, USA
The learning experiences were immediately applicable to my teaching approaches. Still to this day, I infuse these strategies into my instructional designs of face-to-face, blended and online courses. I truly valued the face-to-face professional networking opportunities with like minded educational colleagues that I had once only known met as online Twitter education friends. The opportunity to extend these in-depth conversations complimented with new teaching and learning experiences in a collaborative setting was so valuable to me as an educator.
Naomi Harm Technology Leadership Specialist / Senior Strategic Education Manager, United States
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, Harbour International Primary School, Rotterdam, The Netherlands