Why #Edcamp Is So Awesome
APRIL 21, 2014
This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending another Edcamp. Don''t know what an Edcamp is or looks like? My experience with Edcamp has been that of a participant and an organizer (EdcampNC!). Edcamp appeals to educators from all walks of life.
How to Maximize your EdCamp Experience
Educational Technology Guy
MARCH 9, 2015
Edcamps are the "unconference". Edcamp is a great series of free, unconferences for educators. Edcamps are excellent resources for teachers and offer some of the finest professional development around. Find an Edcamp near you and attend, learn, share, and collaborate.
Edcamps: Remixing Professional Development
JULY 6, 2015
Andrew Marcinek Education Trends Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek gives us a personal perspective on how the Edcamp model changed his professional focus, and provides examples of how he's adapted this model for staff, students and community Photo credit: kjarrett via flickr (CC BY 2.0)
Want to foster rich academic discussions? Try a student #Edcamp
JULY 27, 2015
Edcamp “unconferences” have shattered the traditional model for professional development, and they’re catching on as a way for educators to share their ideas and expertise in an informal, collegial way. An innovative professional development model comes to the classroom.
How to Maximize the EdCamp Experience: 6 Tips! [infographic]
Shake Up Learning
MARCH 3, 2015
How to Maximize the EdCamp Experience (Click to view full size image) 6 Tips to Maximize the EdCamp Experience There are so many wonderful reasons that I love EdCamps! Below are some tips for new and experienced EdCampers! What is EdCamp?
5 Reasons Why Edcamps Matter
APRIL 18, 2016
Nicholas Provenzano Edcamps Edcamps provide informal, personalized, and powerful PD because they're educator driven, they build networks, inspire passion, and foster conversations -- and they're low stress Photo credit: Kevin Jarrett via flickr (CC BY 2.0)
An Insider’s Guide to Edcamps
JUNE 23, 2015
Photo Credit: Julie Szaj Christopher McGee Edcamps All you need for an Edcamp is building, classroom, and wi-fi, access -- and educators excited about showing up to create their own personal learning agenda
edCamp Every Day #edCampSV #edCamp
There is no box
FEBRUARY 21, 2015
Upon returning home, I got to thinking, we should aspire to have edCamps happening on school campuses every day. It’s a format for meaningful collaboration and it’s educators having face to face discussions around common themes of teaching and learning. So, have an edCamp every day on your campus. Commentary edcamp I just got back from #edCampSV and once again it was a day well spent.
EdCamp CT is Aug 10th. I'm going. Are you? You should be!
Educational Technology Guy
MAY 30, 2012
Edcamp is a great series of free, unconferences for educators. The Edcamp model is unique in that attendees set the agenda the morning of the conference and the sessions are not led by one person, but are rather a collaboration of both the facilitator and attendees. It is a great way to learn, share, and connect with other educators. EdCamp is coming back to Connecticut this summer. If you haven''t been to an EdCamp yet, you need to get to one!
Near to MA? EdCamp Access is 4/8/17!
MARCH 29, 2017
I am happy to be helping to organize the EdCamp Access again unconference this year. EdCampAccess, in the tradition of EdCamps that have taken place around the world, is an unconference devoted to K -12 educators who work with struggling learners.
edWeb Supports Edcamp Phoenix
MARCH 4, 2016
Edcamps are a great way for educators to meet with peers in their area and share great ideas. edWeb was pleased to be able to support our friends Peggy George and Deirdre Shetler with EdCamp Phoenix. Edcamp Phoenix has come and gone, and what an event it was!
How to Be Awesome at #Edcamp! [FREE Poster Download!]
Shake Up Learning
MARCH 15, 2015
How to Be Awesome at #EdCamp Poster | www.ShakeUpLearning.com | #edchat #hackpd #teaching The #EdCamp Revolution is here to stay! Have you attended an EdCamp yet? In case you haven''t been paying attention, the EdCamp movement is changing the way educators connect and learn.
"What is the Mindset of a Maker Educator?" Resources Mentioned in Edcamp Online
mauilibrarian2 in Olinda
OCTOBER 25, 2014
Lisa Goochee (@blubirding) October 25, 2014 Participated in my second annual EdCamp Online this morning and I learned so much! I joined the Maker Educator group mainly to soak in ideas, since we are just starting our own drop-in Makerspace program in my library. Gerstein, that is) is a prolific blogger who is passionate about Maker Education. Check out her blog, User Generated Education. makered Jackie Gerstein maker Maker Education makerspace
Learning Revolution Newsletter - Weekly Free Event Calendar - Conference Keynotes Update - Edcamp USDOE - Digital Citizenship
The Learning Revolution Has Begun
JUNE 3, 2014
We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Global Education Conference Mark Your Calendars!
Voxer, Twitter, and EdCamps: How to Tackle the Harsh Realities of Finding Good Statewide PD
JULY 7, 2016
The Trifecta of Rural PD, Part 1: Social Chat Platforms Problem One: How do you gather a group of like-minded educators in one place in order to share ideas, when so many miles separate you? Many teachers connect this way to learn about the latest in edtech tools, educational ideas and methods in teaching, and joining my fellow Nebraskan teachers for the weekly chat gives me a comfortable hour that flies by and is full of ideas and collaboration.
8 Education Books For The Digital Age: The Connected Educator Series #CorwinCE
AUGUST 19, 2014
My book, The Relevant Educator ships today. Below is a post (thanks to the most awesome Mark Barnes) about the entire Connected Educator Series from Corwin. Enter Corwin Press and the Connected Educators Series. The Edcamp model connects educators to PD like never before.
The Importance of Andragogy in Education
My Island View
APRIL 13, 2015
As educators one would expect that teachers and teacher/administrators should be experts on the best most effective and efficient methods of getting large groups of children to understand, learn, and use information responsibly to create more information. Theoretically, these educators have an understanding of pedagogy and methodology in order to accomplish these goals. I firmly believe most educators have these very skills to accomplish this with kids.
APRIL 29, 2012
I attended my second Edcamp Boston Saturday, making it my 3rd official "unconference." Edcamps are really more of a movement than anything, an acknowledgment that we as educators have so much we can learn from each other! Edcamp Boston was a great experience.
2 Unconferences in 2 Days: EdCamp Honolulu and EdCampOnline -- Part 1 of 2
mauilibrarian2 in Olinda
NOVEMBER 24, 2013
I hadn''t ever been to an EdCamp before, so to attend two in two days was quite amazing. One event was in person, the other was online (a first not only for me, but for edcamps!). So this is Part I: mainly about the resources I gathered at EdCamp Honolulu , October 19, 2013.
Using EDCAMP for Professional Development for All Teachers
AUGUST 14, 2013
I attended my first EdCamp, called JEDCampNYNJ and on a Sunday last spring. I was fortunate enough to attend incredible sessions and meet some very passionate educators. The connections with educators with expertise in various fields was particularly useful. I was also fortunate enough to meet Abe Tawil, an incredibly gifted and brilliant educator who literally talked me into working at a yeshiva in Brooklyn, something that was not even on my radar upon attending the event.
JULY 19, 2013
For those of you not familiar with the Edcamp Foundation. About the Edcamp Foundation The Edcamp Foundation is a Delaware non-profit, which was started to promote organic, participant-driven professional development for K-12 educators worldwide. edcamp #edtech edcamp
EdCamp Access- Near to MA? Register!
MARCH 6, 2016
I am happy to be helping to organize the EdCamp Access unconference this year. EdCampAccess, in the tradition of EdCamps that have taken place around the world, is an unconference devoted to K -12 educators who work with struggling learners.
Fast Company Names Most Innovative Education Companies 2015
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
The magazine chose the College Board, Google, Edcamp, Revolution Foods, Summit Public Schools, Democrats for Education Reform, and Teachers Pay Teachers among its top 10 "most innovative.". Ed-tech Google Innovation collegeboard democratsforeducationreform edcamp google summitpublicschools teacherspayteachers
Interesting idea - Chromebook + Nexus 7 instead of just an iPad
Educational Technology Guy
AUGUST 12, 2012
Google Apps for Education would also be a great way to utilize these devices and provide excellent resources for the students and faculty and staff. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Android chromebooks edcamp google Chrome OS Google for Educators iPad
Connected Educator Month.What You Need To Know #CE13
SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
Department of Education to be Connected Educator Month. Started in 2012, an entire month of webinars, blog posts, ideas, discussions and more are dedicated to increasing awareness of the importance of educators to get connected. Running an Edcamp in your area?
LIVE: Edutopia and the EdCamp Foundation from ISTE 2015
JULY 5, 2015
When I learned that Mr. Lucas not only had a passion for for Wookies and Ewoks, but also had a passion for education, my admiration for him grew so much that I decided to take my own adventure and follow in his footsteps and such… TeacherCast was conceived. The Edcamp Foundation.
Discussing an Augmented Reality World! - AR Detroit
Two Guys and Some iPads
AUGUST 13, 2013
An Attorney, Law Students, An Executive Producer, The Co-Founder of Red Piston, Educators, A Business Development Manager, A Business Development Director, An Instructional Designer & Technical Writer, Some Data Scientist, Some Engineers & Programmers and more.
Reflections on Edcamp Boston 2011
MAY 8, 2011
This past Saturday I attended Edcamp Boston, an "unconference" set in the wonderful Microsoft NERD center overlooking the Charles River in Cambridge. Upon arrival at Edcamp, these are organized into session spaces and times; I popped up a small session: Then, you just GO.
"Edcamp Style" PD- Personalizing teacher learning on a required PD day!
FEBRUARY 8, 2016
On one day in August before the students came, and again in January of this year we set up Edcamp style PD days. Two things happen when you do this: Teachers feel affirmed as educators by asking them to lead a session.
#EdCampOnline Experience 10-26-13 #ce13
OCTOBER 27, 2013
Yesterday I had the exciting opportunity to participate in the first ever EdCamp to be held online. If you are not familiar with EdCamps, they differ from traditional professional development experiences in that they are organized by the participants on the day of the event.
The Rise of Online Professional Development!
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
This past weekend (September 6 & 7), CUE and the Learning Revolution Project held the first ever Online Summit Featuring Google for Education. Another important reason for virtual PD becoming so popular is because it allows educators a choice in how we want to learn and grow.
Inspired Learning to Get Results Now at #ModelSchools
A Principal's Reflections
MARCH 26, 2015
Image credit: https://khspd12.wikispaces.com/ Most teachers and education leaders today agree that our schools need a nudge in the direction of rigor and relevance. This year’s Model Schools Conference is going to be worlds apart from the traditional education conference.
A Conversation About Teacher Retention With Acting Secretary of Education, John King
JANUARY 5, 2016
With only an hour to discuss such an important issue in education, it felt as though a lot was left unsaid. Also, as NYC educator Brian Jones stated, the research focused on retaining the “best teachers,” but not just retaining teachers, period.
Is Edu Connected Collaboration Just Whistling In The Wind?
My Island View
JULY 7, 2016
I began my connected collaboration as an educator over a decade ago. I realized as an adult learner that I learned best through collaboration and that collaboration could only take place if I was in some way connected with other educators. I used Twitter only for educators.
5 Key Takeaways from #edcampusa
MARCH 23, 2015
To hear Emily Davis from the US Department of Education speak with such passion about what had occurred at the DOE that day was both encouraging and inspiring. The energy at the end of the day was infectious.
The Principal of Change
APRIL 27, 2016
One of things that I have been really thinking about is not only embracing change, but educators creating it. How often do we create change in education? Yet so many educators are choosing innovation and empowerment over creating a compliance model of education.
How Connected Educators Use Social Media
SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
Reviewer Susie Highley put what she learned in What Connected Educators Do Differently to work in organizing an edcamp and remotely attending ISTE this summer. Book Reviews Connected PD connected educators Jeffrey Zoul Jimmy Casas Routledge Susie Highley Todd Whitaker twitter