What is an EdCamp?

EdTech4Beginners

Edcamps are organic, participant-driven professional learning experiences for educators across the country and worldwide! I would say the key difference between an Edcamp and a typical educational conference is that they are unstructured and the sessions are based on sharing expertise. Here is how my experience of Edcamp went (I live tweeted during the day): What happened at #edcampBKK ? Have you been to an Edcamp?

Why #Edcamp Is So Awesome

The Web20Classroom

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

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.

Edcamp comes to CT - twice this year! Join in, share, learn.

Educational Technology Guy

Edcamps are the "unconference". Edcamp is a great series of free, unconferences for educators. Here is a great article by Mary Beth Hertz on Edcamp and the unconference idea. Here is a calendar of all EdCamps scheduled so far.

Celebrating edcamp, libcamp, unconference

NeverEndingSearch

The EdCamp Foundation announced the gift of a $2 million dollar, no strings attached, Bill and Melinda Gates grant. It was especially exciting for me because I was there at the birth of the powerful (now international) movement at EdCamp Philly 2010.

Register Now for Edcamp USDOE

Educator Innovator

by Kristen Swanson, Edcamp Founder. The Edcamp Foundation team is excited to be partnering with the United States Department of Education for Edcamp USDOE on June 6, 2014. This collaboration was borne out of discussion at the Educon conference in Philadelphia this year related to professional development for teachers, microcredentials, and lifelong learning. EdCamp Foundation edcamp education educator community policy teaching USDOE

What kind of PD makes teachers smile? And on Saturday? EDCAMP

Tech Helpful

Year five of Edcamp GigCity is in the books. What many people probably don't know is that this is all volunteer led and run, and Edcamp Gigcity is unique in that the organizers represent higher ed, lower ed, public, and private school sectors. I love that about our edcamp!

Podstock 2013: Un-Conference Recap

Two Guys and Some iPads

The Un-Conference The wait is finally over and Podstock 2013 is FINALLY HERE! We quickly dropped our things and headed over for the Podstock Un-Conference. 3D apps apps for elementary AR augmented reality Aurasma edcamp ESSDACK Planets podcast podstock podstock13 three ring

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

MindShift

Technically, if one trusts the etymology, the best way for a teacher to confer with other educators would be an educator conference. The Edcamp Foundation puts the Rule of Two Feet near the top of their list of tenets.

5 Tips for Planning a Kidcamp, the Student-Driven #Edcamp

Edsurge

By now you’ve probably heard of edcamps —free, organic, participant-driven, “un-conferences” that empower educators to maximize professional learning experiences and peer networks. PD After Hours Earlier this year, Hackensack Public Schools hosted its first edcamp at Nellie K. Edcamp After Hours , the first of its kind in northern NJ, ended up being a big hit. Kid Camp in 5 Easy Steps Porting the edcamp model over to students can be a challenge.

Coming Soon: Edcamps, Brought to You by the Letters PBS

Edsurge

The do-it-yourself conference is coming to your local public broadcaster, as part of a new venture between the Edcamp Foundation and PBS Education. Between now and May, 10 local PBS affiliates will host a series of specially branded events, called PBS Edcamps, aimed at educators and caregivers of students in Pre-K through third grade. That represents a huge—and relatively untapped—market for Edcamps, which rely on social media, such as Twitter, to reach educators.

The Top Gun of EdTech Conference

Two Guys and Some iPads

That is why I call the CUE Rock Star Camp the Top Gun of EdTech conferences. This opportunity also allowed me to join a small group to get access on the USS Hornet the night before the conference.

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From unCon to edCamp for #CUE16?

There is no box

I spent Friday morning of the conference over at the Hard Rock talking pedagogy, curriculum adoption and Google Apps. That was a big win for me personally because the CUE annual conference can sometimes feel overwhelming with all the tech tools. I love the edcamp model of unCon.

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.

Redesigning and Rethinking Conferences-Reflections On #ASCD14

The Web20Classroom

I recently returned from a trip to Los Angeles where I attended the annual ASCD conference. This is one of my favorite conferences of the year because of the diversity of the sessions offered. And this conference was no different.

How to Maximize the EdCamp Experience: 6 Tips! [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

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?

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.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Albert Szent-Gyorgi The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" As we''re arranging for keynotes for upcoming conferences, we''re getting lots of great confirmations. The Future of Museums Conference will feature Elizabeth Merritt and Alex Freeman.

Edtech Conference on an Aircraft Carrier? Yes, Please!

Two Guys and Some iPads

cuerockstar edcamp edcamphome edtechm san francisco remind 101 CUE Rock Star Camp: USS Hornet Classic Rock Event A few weeks ago I was approached with the opportunity to attend a CUE Rock Star Camp event in San Francisco.

From EdCamps to Google, 11 Professional Development Offerings for Teachers This Summer

Edsurge

Grab Your Tents: Time to Go Ed-Camping Okay, so for most of these edcamp events you probably won’t need a tent, but they are often full of multi-day events (so pack snacks). If you are looking to dive deep into early education topics this summer, PBS is hosting a free edcamp event in New York City where educators are encouraged to collaborate with other schools and home-based teachers to share practices and develop skills.

Why Every Conference Should Be A Connected Conference-#ASCD13

The Web20Classroom

I''ve spent the last several days attending the 2013 ASCD Annual Conference in Chicago. And during the conference the Executive Director sent his first tweet and talked about the importance of educators to embrace social media to extend their learning.

Using EDCAMP for Professional Development for All Teachers

Saving Socrates

I attended my first EdCamp, called JEDCampNYNJ and on a Sunday last spring. You may be thinking, what makes this type of conference different than any other professional development conference I may have attended in the past? How often are you stuck at a conference with a less than inspiring speaker or a speaker who is inspiring but impractical (think the explosion of "Tony Robbinses" in education w/ TED) who goes on and on and on. At EdCamps, this is a given.

Professional Opportunities for Educators in 2014

Kleinspiration

Join me and 1,000’s of educators at SDE’s National PD Conferences. If you''re a Michigan educator, be sure to mark your 2015 calendars for the MI Flip Conference and EdCamp Lansing. In March, I had the pleasure of attending two of my favorite conferences, MACUL and ASCD.

About Google Games and Two Conferences -- a Hangout by Hawaii Educators

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Hangout On Air we talked about a few Google Games, and debriefed about the Schools of the Future Conference and Ed Camp Honolulu. EdCamp Honolulu Google Games Google+ Hangouts Hawaii Schools of the Future Conference This week in our Tuesday Google Rocks!

The 2014 ASCD Annual Conference: There is Hope

Philly Teacher

Reflecting on a busy weekend of conversation and learning at this year’s annual ASCD conference in Los Angeles, a few bright spots stand out for me. These are the bright spots that make this year’s conference feel different than the last one I attended.

The 2014 ASCD Annual Conference: There is Hope

Philly Teacher

Reflecting on a busy weekend of conversation and learning at this year’s annual ASCD conference in Los Angeles, a few bright spots stand out for me. These are the bright spots that make this year’s conference feel different than the last one I attended.

Ways to Rev Up Your Passion for Summer PD

MiddleWeb

It's Not Easy Being Tween Summer PD #BookExpedition blogs books Cheryl Mizerny conferences EdCamp PD professional development social media summer learningEach year Cheryl Mizerny looks forward to exploring her options for summertime learning.

Voxer, Twitter, and EdCamps: How to Tackle the Harsh Realities of Finding Good Statewide PD

Edsurge

The Trifecta of Rural PD, Part 2: Edcamps Problem Two: How do you bring educators together for a day of learning that doesn’t cost any money to gather? Potential Solution: While collaborations and connections are formed on Twitter chats, the local EdCamp (essentially a free “unconference”) takes us into Step Two, strengthening these bonds. EdCamps sessions are set the day of the EdCamp, this leads to a wide range of topics for the attendees’ professional development.

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.

A conference about what is sacred in education: 5Sigma Edu Con

iLearn Technology

Hundreds of conferences, workshops, MOOCS, edcamps, professional journals, blogs, the list seriously goes on and on. In short, this is a conference that will do more than inspire you, you will be empowered to launch in your own classrooms, schools and districts!

A PD Perspective

My Island View

Educators can get PD from in-house programs by consultants or peers, college courses, and conferences.

Big ideas and ed trends from the #ASCD15 conference

The Cornerstone Blog

ASCD is one of the most important and influential conferences in the nation because it’s targeted toward school leaders and those who make big decisions in education. Here are 6 big ideas and educational trends I heard throughout the 3 day conference: 1) School culture.

Is Edu Connected Collaboration Just Whistling In The Wind?

My Island View

Edcamps, One-to-One initiatives, Flipped Class, BYOD and connected collaboration were all topics discussed and vetted long before they were even recognized in the brick and mortar world of education. Like many people my first foray into the virtual world of connectedness was through Facebook.

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Back on the Road! The 2018 K-12 Education Technology Conference Calendar

Edsurge

One of the best parts of the job is checking out the education technology conferences that dot the globe. At EdSurge, we love to attend these gatherings, report from them and invite conference go-ers to share what they’ve learned as well. Fusion conference returns to Burlingame, Calif., The calendar below lists the locations and dates for most of the major K-12 conferences from in 2018. Anyone can attend any conference.

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

CUE holds a myriad of educational technology related events including its Fall and National Conference , STEAMpunk Mobile Labs , and “ CUE Rock Star ” Camps , all of which are fun, innovative models of professional learning that occur throughout the United States. EdCamp Foundation. All for the kids we serve, Blog BreakoutEDU CUE EdCamp Foundation ISTE Learning Forward One-to-One Institute professional learning Project Red The Learning Accelerator

Educators as Empowered Learners

Tech Helpful

I participate in the following ways (please note that none of these options cost me a dime of money)- Edcamp GigCity. This is my fifth year of participating in this edcamp unconference in Chattanooga, TN.

Fueling the Leaders

Tech Helpful

Yesterday I got back from spending a day and a half at Emory University free of charge thanks to the Gates Foundation and the Edcamp Foundation. Edcamp Organizers Summit was an amazing opportunity for those of us that have been on the planning committees for local Edcamps.

The Rise of Online Professional Development!

EdTechnocation.com

Conferences organized by the Learning Revolution Project, have always been free! Learning Revolution conferences utilize Blackboard Collaborate for live sessions and recordings. And in most cases, I can access the content on my own time after the online conference is said and done.

Poor teachers: Who is to blame?

My Island View

Conferences vs. Unconferences. These presentation sessions are the mainstay of most education conferences that are counted on for professional development in the United States. The only choice for events are those on the menu which for the most part were arranged through RFP’s almost a year prior to the conference. This holds true in local, state, regional and national conferences of most education organizations.

A PD Perspective

My Island View

Educators can get PD from in-house programs by consultants or peers, college courses, and conferences.