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

MindShift

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.

First EdCamp Kauai! -- April 25, 2015

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Experimenting with Storify to help document Edcamp Kauai's inaugural event. Congratulations! Anything else to add to the story? Leave a message in the comments below or tweet me, and I'll add it!

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

NeverEndingSearch

Like the DBQs, lessons revolve around a central historical question and sets of prima ry documents to engage learners with varied reading skills.

HOW TO EDCAMP! Notes from a workshop by Kevin Jarrett

Saving Socrates

Kevin Jarrett (@kjarrett) spoke about how to run an edcamp at #edcampsteam. https://docs.google.com/document/d/148stWNaJWyjOXQrxCdMFuuhSpx6EC4oeTK88W_FtUrE/edit It isn''t trademarked for an edcamp. Edcamp rules, has to be open to all, at school unconference. This is what an edcamp should be. You can learn about stuff at an edcamp. He mentioned JEDCAMP as a kind of edcamp that was established (Go Seth!). So raid existing edcamp sites.

"Edcamp Style" PD- Personalizing teacher learning on a required PD day!

Tech Helpful

On one day in August before the students came, and again in January of this year we set up Edcamp style PD days. We then shared a version of this document below (see red) a day beforehand and asked teachers to think about which sessions would be the most useful for them.

Effective Digital Leadership: Moving Our Schools Forward

EdTechSandyK

Edcamps - unconferences where there aren''t traditional keynote speakers or vendors. Royse City is hosting EdCamp Awesome in Feburary 2014. Productivity Don uses Google Drive to collaboratively create documents with his colleagues.

8 Things to Look for in Today’s Professional Learning (Part 1)

The Principal of Change

Idea: Similar to the #EDUin30 initiative , staff could share through video reflections something that they have learned at a professional learning day, or on a monthly basis that could easily be compiled into a Storify document to be shared with the community.

8 Things to Look for in Today’s Professional Learning (Part 2)

The Principal of Change

I feel that there is more growth in this type of process because I own my learning; it is not graded by someone else, but also documents my learning process over time so that I can easily see my own growth. If you want to read both part 1 and 2 as one piece, here it is on a Google Document. ).

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

Kleinspiration

That’s when I knew I had to not only “ditch the student desks” but I had to remove my massive desk that was merely a counter to hold our computer, printer, document camera, and stacks of papers.

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THANK YOU for 5 Amazing Years of Educational Podcasting! Thank You For Amazing Feedback!

TeacherCast

It inspired me to start planning the first edcamp buffalo (@edcampbflo)! Learn Why Edusight is an awesome Portfolio Tool For Documenting Student Achievement | @Edusight. Hugely informed and supportive of teachers.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Armstrong''s 2008 TED Prize wish asked to help her assemble the Charter for Compassion, a document around which religious leaders can work together for peace. In late fall 2008, the first draft of the document was written by the world, via a sharing website.