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.

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.

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Organize and Motivate Your Local Maker Community

Digital Promise

Edcamp. Edcamps are free, public, professional development opportunities organized by educators, for educators. Edcamps are “un-conferences,” unstructured conferences that leverage the knowledge and experiences of the attendees to drive topics and discussions.

#EdcampHOME is Where the Heart is. for Learning

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

In the 3+ hours of the un-conference, I can honestly say I did not move from my seat. edcamp #edtech collaboration edcamp gobstopper Google EdcampHOME demonstrated the power of organized mulitple Google Hangouts and educators'' desire to learn.

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!

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. ” The title and other session topics were decided in an edcamp style format, but with a twist!

Understanding The Deep Fake: A Troubling Trend

The CoolCatTeacher

He is an organizer for Oklahoma EdCamp and the PLAYDATE OKC professional development conferences. Wesley has served as an organizer for the annual K-12 Online Conference since it began in 2006.

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Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please mark your calendars for November 18 - 22 for the fourth annual Global Education Conference ( [link] ). The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels.

5 ways to empower teachers to build a positive, innovative school culture

The Cornerstone for Teachers

in a Future Ready Schools workshop. Hold an EdCamp -style PD day in which teachers can move freely between sessions throughout the day, both leading sessions as topic area experts and contributing their ideas through interactive, discussion-based sessions.

3 Steps to Creating Empowered Leadership in Your School

Kyle Pace

All too often in education – whether that be at a conference, in a professional learning workshop, or even at a faculty meeting, we have become used to one person in the room being the “expert”, or the “Oz” around a particular topic.

Silicon Valley Cue

My Paperless Classroom

We would love your feedback as we continue to develop workshops to educate teachers in the tools of flipping and the magic of puppets. There have been other workshops and they all revolved around the common theme of writing. Cheryl and I co-wrote this post.

How Design Thinking Can Help Teachers Solve Real Problems—and Find Their Voice

Edsurge

Teacher-led conferences are popping up nationwide, cultivating communities of practice where educators share their best practices, celebrate their work and prepare to innovate on instruction for the upcoming school year. But these conferences are not like an edcamp or an unstructured unconference of the kind you may have heard of.

Coming This Summer: Powerful, Peer-Led Professional Development That Won’t Bore

Edsurge

When was the last time you walked into a conference without an agenda? For us, it was at EdFoo 2017 , an un-conference of teachers, edtech gurus, funders and others gathered at Google’s Silicon Valley headquarters for three days of spontaneous learning. EdFoo “campers” create the event’s agenda collaboratively and on the fly, organizing their ideas on a whiteboard as the conference begins. Or, for that matter, without the slightest idea of what you might learn?

The 2013 Highlights from Kleinspiration!

Kleinspiration

I love meeting my blog friends at conferences and workshops and meet ups. Happy New Year ~ from Kleinspiration This year was filled with many joyous moments. I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful family and caring friends.

3 Steps to Creating Empowered Leadership in Your School

Kyle Pace

All too often in education – whether that be at a conference, in a professional learning workshop, or even at a faculty meeting, we have become used to one person in the room being the “expert”, or the “Oz” around a particular topic.

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

I personally have used FlipSnack as a way of creating more interesting workshops instead of a powerpoint or Google Slides. Parents couldn’t really look at it unless they were in the library for parent-teacher conferences or whatever.

EdTech 250

Rethinking Professional Development So It Actually Improves Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve talked to some administrators who say, “Hey, we did an EdCamp last month, and the teachers loved it. I mean, when you as a workshop leader, go into a school and teachers have asked for what you’re teaching them….

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The 13-Strategy Checklist to Invite Diversity Into Professional Learning Opportunities

The Innovative Educator

Here are some actions we can take to invite diversity into ISTE and other conferences, events, and work we do. She points out that unfortunately, school administrators don't always respect technology and its gains and therefore they don't pay for or allow their teachers to attend conferences.

2016 EdTechTeam Impact Report

EdTechTeam

Opportunities include online courses for educators to pursue recognition remotely, full day workshops for those who want face-to-face support, and larger conference style events for inspiring communities of professionals.

Summer PD Feel Overwhelming? An Improviser’s Mindset Can Help You Keep Cool

Edsurge

A quick tour of the edu-blogosphere reveals numerous reading lists, playlists, conferences, workshops, seminars, webinars, retreats and edcamps to engage with over two short months. there just won’t be enough time this summer to read every book, organize every article, attend every conference or chat with every colleague. When attending a conference, trust there will be a home for these new notions in the coming school year.

My #ISTE17 Takeaways

Tech Helpful

Big news from Wonder Workshop: Challenge Cards- Dash and Dot are some of our favorite robots to introduce robotics to preschool and elementary students. Rachelle and myself Traveling alone to ISTE this year gave me lots of time alone with my thoughts and my learning.

Give Teachers Credit: They Know Learning Is Social

Edsurge

Yet scheduled institute days and workshops are all too often remedial and not responsive to the actual needs of a teacher. This is why hundreds of thousands of teachers around the world are participating in Twitter chats, Edcamps and other informal, organically organized professional learning communities. Many left the classroom and are now evangelizing the power of social media and education around the world and during conferences like ISTE.

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

eSchool News

The announcement came at the National Conference on Education, hosted by AASA, The School Superintendents Association. Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week.

Summer Gigs

SpeechTechie

July 12-13, 2013- Long Beach, CA: ASHA Schools Conference- Presenting two sessions, "One Digital Story at a Time: Apps to Target Narrative and Expository Language" and "''Out of the Box'': Apps through a Language Lens." 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.

TOP 10 Ways To Deliver The Worst PD EVER!

MSEDTechie

Most districts don’t have funding to send teachers to national conferences, or to host keynote speakers, but instead have found ways to revamp the look of Professional Learning to meet the needs of their staff in non-traditional ways. One PL strategy that seems to work well are Edcamps.

The Law of 2 Feet. What Do You Think?

The Innovative Educator

While we would like to believe every meeting, presentation, or breakout workshop was meaningful, relevant, and engaging, the truth is sometimes they aren’t. If you’ve been to an EdCamp , Unconference , Unplugged , or other progressive, learner-directed event, you are familiar with the law of two feet. Read on to understand how this model may be useful to provide a worthwhile experience for those who attend your event, meeting, conference, symposium, summit, or retreat.

Beyond "Ditching the Desks," 9 Creative Ways to Avoid "The Cemetery Effect"

Kleinspiration

They are a workshop for student learning and should reflect such. How do we attend various conferences or continue to learn when budget resources are limited? I always start by recommending their state reading association conference or state technology association conference.

Why Forward Movement Matters

Kyle Pace

We go to edcamps, conferences, webinars, etc. Looking at it through the workshop facilitator/presenter lens, I’m just not into trying to cover 60 tools in 60 minutes or whatever other catchy title there is for it.

Events + News - #TLChat LIVE! - NMC Preview - Students in Charge - iSchool Initiative

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tuesday, April 14th at 11am 2015 NMC Summer Conference Preview , Join the NMC and our panel of 2015 NMC Summer Conference presenters on Tuesday, April 14th at 8am PT / 10am CT / 11am ET (check for local time). For a full calendar of all upcoming events and conferences, click here.

Participate.com: Your toolbelt for professional learning

NeverEndingSearch

Participate’s Jennifer Williams shares that the goal is to be the glue , pulling together the array of possible professional development options–edCamps, Twitter chats, workshops, conferences, PLN sharing, and more–into one uniform experience.

Boston Area Peeps, Come Learn Together this Summer

SpeechTechie

This is a hybrid course with a 6-hr face-to-face workshop in Waltham followed by an online component, offered for PDPs and an optional graduate credit available from Framingham State College. Hope to see some of you there Other summer situations: July 12-13, 2013- Long Beach, CA: ASHA Schools Conference- Presenting two sessions, "One Digital Story at a Time: Apps to Target Narrative and Expository Language" and "''Out of the Box'': Apps through a Language Lens."

Transforming and Personalize PD in Your Own District

MSEDTechie

Most districts don’t have funding to send teachers to national conferences, or to host keynote speakers, but instead have found ways to revamp the look of Professional Learning to meet the needs of their staff in non-traditional ways.

Changing The Way We Educate Incrementally

Tech Helpful

The process was an amazing one and the students even got to present at the student showcase during Georgia Education Technology Conference to show their website they created. I've gotten involved with the organization of yearly Edcamp Gig City.

Compliance does not foster innovation.

The Principal of Change

I thought about this statement in regards to a moment I had in a session I was leading at a conference.

Enter the #squadgoals Challenge

EdTechTeam

Our staff was excited and eager to participate in the workshops and activities available to them. We try to send different members of our staff to different Ed conferences throughout the year and this is our second year sending a team to the #gafesummit in Fergus Falls.