Edcamp Library Promise Goes Virtual

Digital Promise

The Edcamp model of professional development is unique in that the participants drive the learning. Participants decide what topics they would like to discuss and record them on sticky notes—or in case of a virtual Edcamp, topics can be recorded in a shared Google Doc, Padlet, or Jamboard.

Edcamp Finds a New Home at Digital Promise

Digital Promise

Digital Promise is incredibly excited to welcome the Edcamp Foundation to our family of projects and programs. By fully merging our operations, we believe we can do even more to support the community of educators who organize and attend Edcamps across the United States and around the world.

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Run your meetings edcamp style: The un-faculty faculty meeting

eSchool News

Edcamp-style faculty meetings! An edcamp is a participant-driven conference, commonly referred to as an “unconference,” for K-12 educators. Edcamps are typically free and built around community participation and organization. If you’re interested in empowering your faculty with the same motivation and learning that transcends to student achievement, you’ll want to replicate how we turned our faculty meetings into mini edcamps.

EdCamp Access- Near to MA? Register!

SpeechTechie

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. Hope to see some of you there. Information is below! It is not limited to special educators, but anyone who wants to reach students who struggle with reading, writing, organization, behaviors, executive function skills, etc.

An Insider’s Guide to Edcamps

Edutopia

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

Near to MA? EdCamp Access is 4/8/17!

SpeechTechie

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. Hope to see some of you there. Information is below! It is not limited to special educators, but anyone who wants to reach students who struggle with reading, writing, organization, behaviors, executive function skills, etc.

Seesaw - Notes from #EdCampR13 Session | #EdCamp

EdTechSandyK

Up to 10 family members can be given access to see students's work in Seesaw. edcamp EdCampR13 eportfolio portfolio SeesawStudents can post photos, audio, video, links, text, and and upload files to Seesaw. Interesting use of Seesaw by teacher who is facilitating: Student filled out a behavior worksheet when she was off task. Then posted a pic of it to Seesaw and did an audio reflection on it. Parents can then see what happened and discuss at home later.

How Teachers Can Learn From One Another at Unconferences, Meet-ups and Edcamps

MindShift

If you’re looking for something more formal, the same kind of gathering can take place at a school site, ideally one with Wi-Fi and at least a few accessible classrooms. For larger, more efficient unconferences, the Edcamp Foundation has a site full of resources and ideas for anybody who wants to organize their own “Edcamp,” which is simply a well-articulated version of an education unconference.

How to Be Awesome at #Edcamp! [FREE Poster Download!]

Shake Up Learning

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. Every educator, teacher, administrator, consultant--anyone in the field of education should experience an Edcamp. What do you love about EdCamp?

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

EdCamp Foundation. The grassroots effort is supported by hundreds of free EdCamps organized around the world each year and is undoubtedly one of the most robust, fast moving, game changing forms of professional learning worldwide. The mission of OTO is to transform education by personalizing learning through universal, uninterrupted access to technology so that students can take ownership of their learning and maximize their potential.

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Weekly Free Event Calendar - Conference Keynotes Update - Edcamp USDOE - Digital Citizenship

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Friday, June 6th at 8am - 3pm in Washington, DC Edcamp US Department of Education: Leading, Learning, Listening , Edcamp US DOE will be an intimate gathering of teacher leaders and policy leaders in order to discuss the most important issues in education. Students engage in content creation , with the mantra "Earning your learning", by a variety of iPad apps and accessibility features.

Interesting idea - Chromebook + Nexus 7 instead of just an iPad

Educational Technology Guy

Their data and files are all online so they can still access them anywhere. Android chromebooks edcamp google Chrome OS Google for Educators iPad At EdcampCT this past week, I was chatting with Greg McVerry ( @jgmac1106 ) about devices, 1-1 and BYOD and he made an interesting comment. Instead of a school purchasing an iPad and keyboard for all the students, what about a Chromebook and Nexus 7 for each student? I like this idea for a lot of reasons.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience.

New Cohort Opportunity for Designing Powerful Learning Experiences

Digital Promise

At Edcamp: Maker Learning , educators from all over the country joined us to discuss the most pressing topics related to designing hands-on learning opportunities.

Embracing Our Inner Makers: Hands-On Learning During COVID-19 and Beyond

Digital Promise

Edcamp: Maker Learning. Edcamp: Maker Learning is a series of free, online, “unconference”-style professional development opportunities for educators to learn and share how they are creating engaging hands-on activities for students. Maker Learning is Powerful Learning.

What is a Twitter Profile?

My Island View

The ideal way to follow someone back is to first examine his or her Twitter Profile, which has public access. Administrator Connected Educator Edcamp EdChat Education Leadership PD PLN Professional development Professionalism Reform Social Media Teched Thought leadership Thought Provoking Twitter The basic principle of Twitter is that if you follow ten people on Twitter, you will only see the tweets of those ten people.

Finishing Strong by Taking Chances?

Tech Helpful

m a firm believer that coding can support any curriculum due to the fact that it naturally teaches sequencing, coding gives access to technology, gives students a life skill, and coding teaches thinking. Don't have access to technology? Edcamp Style Learning.I am a huge fan of the unconference model of professional development that the Edcamp model brought to education. This will be year four of my involvement with Edcamp Gigcity in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Chaula Gupta Joins Digital Promise as Vice President and Chief Program Officer

Digital Promise

the newly created League of Innovative Students; Digital Promise’s Edcamp Community of more than 60,000 teachers; and a teacher-coach community of nearly 1,000 members. “We

Digital Equity in Rural School Districts

edWeb.net

The goal of digital equity is to ensure that all students have access to devices, high-speed internet, and opportunities to learn both in school and out. edWeb Blog CoSN Digital equity and access district leadership equity rural districtsWATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

The Rise of Online Professional Development!

EdTechnocation.com

The Online Summit was only $40 and included a 1 year membership to the CUE organization, and gave attendees access to more than 40 keynotes and presentations, both live and recorded. And in most cases, I can access the content on my own time after the online conference is said and done. That''s why I help plan Edcamp Honolulu! Conference Edcamp hangouts online PD Social Media technology Virtual

Looking Ahead to the 2020-2021 School Year

Digital Promise

As an example of what’s possible this fall, our Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) were well-positioned to pivot quickly at the start of the pandemic because of its provision of access to digital learning.

Meet Six Educators We All Can Learn From

Digital Promise

Watch his video to see how one student’s experience moved him to take action to improve clean water access for families in Somalia: Exemplary educators are making learning relevant by engaging the whole community, connecting parents, community members, and local organizations to empower students to do real work that matters. This blog post was originally published by EdSurge. Guest co-author Mary Jo Madda is an Associate Editor at EdSurge.

The Professional Learning Sweet Spot

A Principal's Reflections

I now had access to a human-generated search engine where I gleaned the best resources, ideas, supports, and advice. Professional Growth Period , flipped sessions, webinars, open courseware, digital badges/micro-credentials) Edcamps and Teachmeets Professional Learning Communities where educators determine the focus Blended approaches Peer observation School and site visits Effective and meaningful professional learning is all about striving for the sweet spot.

STEAM Program Goals for Students

There is no box

After edCamp last weekend, STEAM has been front of mind. For a 1:1 program, it basically comes down to accessing information, collaborating, creating and presenting using modern tools. I’ve been thinking a lot about programs lately (new occupational hazard I guess). I tend to think of programs from the perspective of what do we want to see students doing.

STEAM Program Goals for Students

There is no box

After edCamp last weekend, STEAM has been front of mind. For a 1:1 program, it basically comes down to accessing information, collaborating, creating and presenting using modern tools. I’ve been thinking a lot about programs lately (new occupational hazard I guess). I tend to think of programs from the perspective of what do we want to see students doing.

Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

In future ready schools, technology and digital learning expand access to high-quality, ongoing, job-embedded opportunities for professional learning for teachers, administrators, and other education professionals. Non-traditional forms of professional learning such as the use of social media and Edcamps are valued, not dismissed. What is it that today’s modern learners need to thrive?

How Educators are Using the Exclusive Social Media App Clubhouse

Edsurge

With the feel of an in-person conference and the energy of an Edcamp, educators are finding this audio app is a new place to connect with educators from around the world. Accessibility and lack of platform choices are both significant barriers.

Upcoming Presentations

SpeechTechie

Hi Folks- Just wanted to give you an idea of where I will be the next few months: March 23, 2013- EdCamp Access , organizing and facilitating a session or two. Click through to find out more about the EdCamp model and to register. I can attest that I learn a TON from innovative PD events such as EdCamps. If you are in the Boston area and can come to this free unconference dedicated to ideas and issues in special education, please do.

8 Secrets To Providing Amazing EdTech Customer Service | By @JeffBradbury | @SamPatue

TeacherCast

Be accessible. Look for Edcamps <https://twitter.com/EdcampUSA> and offer support. EDcamps will be happy to hand out information about an app to participants, but companies should not miss out on the rich opportunity to join the education conversation. Please set aside a small fund each year to help sponsor food at an event for teachers, but more than that go to an edcamp. Tweet.

Let’s Inspire Each Other During #ISTE2016 #NotAtISTE16

Teacher Reboot Camp

I will also be attending meetups hosted by EduBuncee , Edcamp , Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access , Edutopia , Personalized Learning Educators , SpeakUp , Chrome Warrior , and Amazon Education. Click to access that resource! “I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole (education) community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.”

Summer Gigs

SpeechTechie

Click for More Information July 22, 2013- Boston MA: EdCamp BLC at Building Learning Communities- I am helping to organize this free unconference in which the agenda is built and executed by participants. Now a veteran of 7 Edcamps, I will say again that I learn more at these events than I do from traditional PD! Although it is nice to be slowing down a bit as the school year winds down, I am looking forward to some summer events I would like to mention.

What Constitutes Good PD?

A Principal's Reflections

Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s) Professional Growth Periods (PGP’s) Edcamps (For an introduction to Edcamp click HERE ) Edscape - Saturday October 19, 2013 at New Milford HS (NJ) In this day and age we must take control of our own learning if organizations are not providing and/or supporting meaningful PD opportunities. The three pathways above provide practical, cost-effective, and accessible means to improve professional practice.

5 Innovative ways for teachers to connect with other teachers

Neo LMS

Collaboration is one of the most valued features of meeting with other teachers, and projects such as EdCamp have demonstrated how successful this informal style of unconference can be in inspiring and enabling teachers. Teachers describe immense benefits from connecting in this way to access real-world advice and support. The professional development programs offered by most districts can be a somewhat bland, formulaic and often times an irrelevant experience.

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8 Secrets To Providing Amazing EdTech Customer Service that Directly Affects Students and Classrooms

My Paperless Classroom

Be accessible. Look for Edcamps and offer support. Edcamps will be happy to hand out information about an app to participants, but companies should not miss out on the rich opportunity to join the education conversation. Please set aside a small fund each year to help sponsor food at an event for teachers, but more than that go to an Edcamp.

How to DIY Your Distance Learning PD

Graphite Blog

Joining the organization will give you access to free resources and also allow you to create, save, print, and share customized lesson plans. For most teachers, summer is both a time to recharge and a time to reflect on the past school year and consider new teaching strategies and curriculum.

Here are some of the latest ed-tech, policy updates

eSchool News

But even though they’re in schools, our work with teachers has led us to understand that while many of them would like to use iPads meaningfully in their classrooms, they can’t because of time, access, and training. It’s no secret that being able to access enterprise applications and other types of software online—in a 24/7/365 environment—beats having to install, maintain, and upgrade individual applications across multiple desktops and laptops.

Silicon Valley Cue

My Paperless Classroom

Add eyes pic.twitter.com/iFH6Rt87AY — Sam Patterson (@SamPatue) September 13, 2013 The Edcamp workshops were only and hour and even though the ethos of Edcamp is conversation based the 2 Edcamp puppet sessions I have lead ended up being mostly me talking. As flipped classroom teachers, that’s some of the motivation for putting content online: increase the number of people who can access what we teach. Cheryl and I co-wrote this post.

School Librarian as your Information Overload Superhero!

EdTechTeam

With easy access to websites, blogs, online PD, webinars, YouTube, workshops, and social media, finding digital resources is not hard to do. Organizing what we find, however, for efficient access when we need it, might not be so easy. efficient access to resources customized for their needs (grade, content area, unit, project)? There needs to be varied approaches to access and promotion. Ugghh, help, I can’t keep up!

Here's What I Would Do

Adam Welcome

Last year I was at an EdCamp and in a session with about thirty other educators. I can't exactly remember what the session was about, but our conversation turned to social media, access in schools and certain things being blocked. It just so happens that I have their cell phone number as well, and dial them up right in the middle of the EdCamp session.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Google Meet – SULS0110

Shake Up Learning

Host Controls/Quick Access. In the newest version of Google Meet, you will find the host controls (and quick access) under the safety icon. You can set up the chat controls before you start your meeting, or use Quick Access to enable or disable them on the fly.