Digital Promise Brings Edcamps Into Its Tent

Edsurge

For years, organizers of “ Edcamps ,” a popular brand of informal professional development gatherings for teachers, received a resource kit sent by their host organization, the Edcamp Foundation. Edcamp events offered teachers a voice in what they would learn.

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. 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. 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.

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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.

EdCamp CT is Aug 10th. I'm going. Are you? You should be!

Educational Technology Guy

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. EdCamp is coming back to Connecticut this summer. If you haven''t been to an EdCamp yet, you need to get to one! See the related link below for more information about other upcoming EdCamps near you.

How to Maximize your EdCamp Experience

Educational Technology Guy

Edcamps are the "unconference". 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. Edcamps are excellent resources for teachers and offer some of the finest professional development around. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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.

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. Education Technology Events Community

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. Meanwhile, the most enthusiastic listeners whisper to each other, or form mini-groups outside the conference walls, maybe even at a social gathering later that day. In fact, once you start a legitimate event, the Edcamp Foundation is willing to send you materials and funding to help with the organization, such as breakfast.

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. This is a huge shift from two years ago when there were very few people tweeting at the conference and Twitter wasn’t widely considered a tool for schools and teachers (and students).

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. To help you plan your upcoming travels, we’ve compiled a shortlist of education technology events for the K-12 community happening across the world in 2018. 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.,

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

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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.

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. MACUL: Each year in March, MACUL hosts their annual conference. This year, over four thousand educators gathered in Grand Rapids for the largest MACUL conference to date. EdCamp U.S.

Big ideas and ed trends from the #ASCD15 conference

The Cornerstone for Teachers

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. I’ve covered the ASCD conference as a member of the press (read: education blogger , it’s not really that fancy) since 2009, and I always view the major conference themes as an indicator of the direction that American schools are currently moving. education conferences

10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

Twitter Chats, webinars, MOOCs, online courses, online conferences, virtual events, livestreams, Edcamps, Facebook groups, #Hashtags Find your hashtag community! Teacher Tips Tech Tips connected educators online conferences personal learning networks PLNs Teacher Zen virtual events

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. Gaming in Ed Conference has confirmed so far Barbara Chamberlin, Seann Dikkers, Steve Isaacs, Michael Levine, Marianne Malmstrom, Peggy Sheehy, Peter Stidwill, David Thomas, and Dan White.

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. Technology is often the area of most needed concern.

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. This is a huge shift from two years ago when there were very few people tweeting at the conference and Twitter wasn’t widely considered a tool for schools and teachers (and students).

A PD Perspective

My Island View

Educators can get PD from in-house programs by consultants or peers, college courses, and conferences. We know change now comes faster than we have ever experienced in history before and, if technology has its way, that rate of change will always increase in speed. These coaches are often regular teachers with a penchant for technology and a collaborative mindset. They need to be trained in both technology and adult learning.

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. One element of my real world connectedness that I was privileged to have, was my attendance at local, state, and National conferences. Most teachers in our education system do not attend conferences because most school budgets do not make allowances for teachers to attend them.

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7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

As mentioned in my previous post 16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools , prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. EdCamp Foundation. International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

50+ Can’t-Miss K-12 Education Technology Events for 2017-2018

Edsurge

To help you plan your upcoming travels, we’ve compiled a shortlist of more than 50 education technology events for the K-12 community happening across the world through June 2018. At EdSurge, we love to attend these gatherings, report from them and invite conference go-ers to share what they’ve learned as well. The calendar below lists the locations and dates for most of the major K-12 conferences from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Anyone can attend any conference.

A PD Perspective

My Island View

Educators can get PD from in-house programs by consultants or peers, college courses, and conferences. We know change now comes faster than we have ever experienced in history before and, if technology has its way, that rate of change will always increase in speed. These coaches are often regular teachers with a penchant for technology and a collaborative mindset. They need to be trained in both technology and adult learning.

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. One element of my real world connectedness that I was privileged to have, was my attendance at local, state, and National conferences. Most teachers in our education system do not attend conferences because most school budgets do not make allowances for teachers to attend them.

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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. One element of my real world connectedness that I was privileged to have, was my attendance at local, state, and National conferences. Most teachers in our education system do not attend conferences because most school budgets do not make allowances for teachers to attend them.

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A PD Perspective

My Island View

Educators can get PD from in-house programs by consultants or peers, college courses, and conferences. We know change now comes faster than we have ever experienced in history before and, if technology has its way, that rate of change will always increase in speed. These coaches are often regular teachers with a penchant for technology and a collaborative mindset. They need to be trained in both technology and adult learning.

Educators as Empowered Learners

Tech Helpful

Below is the excerpt from the ISTE Standards for Educators that describes this standard: Empowered Professional Learner - Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student learning. Educators: Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.

The Future’s Open Wide With These 60+ K-12 Education Technology Events in 2018-2019

Edsurge

From local Edcamps in your backyard to glitzy conferences dotting the globe, these convenings showcase exciting changes happening in schools and classrooms (and humbling lessons learned along the way). These conferences attract a wide swath of education stakeholders whose jobs and titles vary—teachers, administrators, researchers, CEOs, policymakers and investors, to name a few. On October 2-4, EdSurge’s Fusion conference returns to Burlingame, Calif.,

EdCampCT Reflections and Resources

Educational Technology Guy

For those who don''t know, 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. I highly recommend Edcamps! This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. edcamp free resources professional development

EdmodoCon 2013 Guest Post #6: L. Butler

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

In addition to creating Animoto videos, Lisa is active on Twitter (@SrtaLisa), writes about educational technology topics on her blog , and enjoys attending educational conferences. Lisa and I were lucky to connect during EdCamp Philly this past Spring! edcamp #edtech edmodo edmodocon teaching technology Guest post #6 is submitted by Lisa Butler, a middle school Spanish and Social Studies teacher in Hershey, PA. Lisa has been using Edmodo for 2.5

The Rise of Online Professional Development!

EdTechnocation.com

Over the past year or so, I''ve noticed an increase in the amount of professional development opportunities occurring online, including EdcampHOME , EdcampONLINE , Connected Educator Month , and the multitude of conferences by the Learning Revolution Project, like the annual Global Education Conference and the 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference. Conferences organized by the Learning Revolution Project, have always been free! That''s why I help plan Edcamp Honolulu!

The Chasm Grows: Public versus Private

Tech Helpful

One of the things that always bothered me as an educator is how polarized I often felt as a private school educator when I attended conferences. Oftentimes the conferences are sponsored by state education departments and even in the opening sessions I can feel completely confused at the acronyms and current mandates being discussed. The desire to mend this chasm started working on me thanks to Edcamp Gigcity. My heart is burdened.

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.

The Unconference

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

I have to admit, that I’ve avoided edcamps and unconfernces for a while, because they have felt to me like group hugs… warm and cozy, but not a lot about moving my learning forward. Technology can provide opportunities for students to make mistakes, iterate, persevere and develop alternative approaches to problems relevant to what they are learning. ” The title and other session topics were decided in an edcamp style format, but with a twist!

Wakelet and WeVideo: Powerful Distance Learning Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Bruce Reicher – Bio as Submitted Bruce Reicher has been a technology teacher for over 25 years. Mr. Reicher is an avid learner who enjoys going to Edcamps and conferences.

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Edublog 2011 Award Nominations

Kleinspiration

Bloggers specialize in technology, home-schooling, curriculum developers, event organizers, and give-away specialists. Best ed tech / resource sharing blog: iLearnTechnology - Kelly Tenkely When I first began dabbling in technology integration, Kelly''s site was one of two that I always went to (Richard Byrne''s being the other). Because of her passion for technology integration and teaching, Tenkely has recently opened up her own school!

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