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.

Learn about the Edcamp Movement: The Definitive Podcast | @EdcampUSA #edcamp

TeacherCast

In todays podcast, Edcamp Foundation executive director Hadley Ferguson teaches us how to start our very own edcamps in our schools and our communities. About the Edcamp Foundation Edcamp is a form of unconference designed specifically for teachers and their needs.

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?

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.

Celebrating Maker Learning with the Edcamp Foundation

Digital Promise

On Saturday, November 4, more than 60 educators joined Digital Promise and Maker Ed for Edcamp: Maker Promise , a full day of powerful professional learning through and about making. Edcamp: Maker Promise was hosted by Friends’ Central School in Wynnewood, PA. As part of the Maker Promise collaboration between Maker Ed and Digital Promise, we held this first Edcamp: Maker Promise to launch a new partnership between Maker Promise and the Edcamp Foundation.

LIVE: Edutopia and the EdCamp Foundation from ISTE 2015

TeacherCast

The Edcamp Foundation. TeacherCast Appearances by Edutopia and The Edcamp Foundation. Learn about the Edcamp Movement: The Definitive Podcast | @EdcampUSA #edcamp c. The Edcamp Foundation * Website: [link] ([link] * Twitter: [link] ([link].

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.

edCamp Every Day #edCampSV #edCamp

There is no box

Upon returning home, I got to thinking, we should aspire to have edCamps happening on school campuses every day. So, have an edCamp every day on your campus. Commentary edcamp I just got back from #edCampSV and once again it was a day well spent. I attended two sessions in the morning, both involved great conversations around teaching and learning.

Why Edcamp?

Edutopia

Kristen Swanson Edcamps Edcamps are informal sessions by and for teachers, where anyone can present, and the focus is on collaboration and connections, group expertise, tech tools, and instructional design Photo credit: via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Edcamp with a Side of Encore

Tech Helpful

Chattanooga, Tennessee had its 6th annual Edcamp GigCity in January. Every year, at the end of the edcamp, participants are asked to give feedback in order to qualify for the door prizes that will be given out next. Due to feedback, the edcamp changed a bit.

3-Bullet Thursday [Google Expeditions. Chrome Music. Student EdCamps]

techlearning

Student-Driven EdCamps might be an easy way in the door. TL Advisor Blog Music Edcamp Virtual RealityRecently our school acquired a classroom set of Google Cardboard VR goggles via a generous donation from an former student.

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.

edWeb Supports Edcamp Phoenix

edWeb.net

Edcamps are a great way for educators to meet with peers in their area and share great ideas. edWeb was pleased to be able to support our friends Peggy George and Deirdre Shetler with EdCamp Phoenix. Edcamp Phoenix has come and gone, and what an event it was! edWeb Blog edcamp

Edcamps: Remixing Professional Development

Edutopia

Andrew Marcinek Education Trends Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek gives us a personal perspective on how the Edcamp model changed his professional focus, and provides examples of how he's adapted this model for staff, students and community Photo credit: kjarrett via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Seesaw - Notes from #EdCampR13 Session | #EdCamp

EdTechSandyK

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.

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. The energy and enthusiasm filtered down to the students, who then asked if they could hold an edcamp of their own.

Edcamp Online 2014

Educator Innovator

Edcamps are a significant part of the Connected Educator Movement. Edcamps are unconference events designed for educators. This year, the Edcamp Foundation , an Educator Innovator partner, has teamed up with MIT Media Lab and the National Writing Project to offer the 2nd Annual #Edcamp Online. While Edcamps are usually face-to-face sessions, this one will connect people from any place and location.

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

3-Bullet Thursday [5 Levels, QFT, Student EdCamps]

techlearning

Interested in developing and hosting an EdCamp at your school site? Looking for a strategy to promote more critical thought? Challenge your students to create a video explaining a topic at 5 different levels of difficulty (5 Year Old to Master). Use this video as a template.

Edcamps: The New Professional Development

Edutopia

Howard, PhD & Sarah Thomas Edcamps When teachers choose their own professional learning opportunities (such as Edcamps), many feel more support in their jobs and better prepared to support their students' learning Nicol R.

Edcamp Boston!

SpeechTechie

I attended my second Edcamp Boston Saturday, making it my 3rd official "unconference." Edcamps are really more of a movement than anything, an acknowledgment that we as educators have so much we can learn from each other! Edcamp Boston was a great experience.

5 Reasons Why Edcamps Matter

Edutopia

Nicholas Provenzano Edcamps Edcamps provide informal, personalized, and powerful PD because they're educator driven, they build networks, inspire passion, and foster conversations -- and they're low stress Photo credit: Kevin Jarrett via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Why Edcamp Is the Future of PD

Edutopia

Mary Beth Hertz Edcamps An Edcamp pioneer looks back at how the now-popular model remains free, noncommercial, spontaneous, organic, user-friendly, and open to all presenters and attendees Photo credit: Kevin Jarrett via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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.

First EdCamp Kauai! -- April 25, 2015

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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!

Rejuvinate with an EdCamp

Comfortably 2.0

It''s hard to believe that today is the first day of Spring. With Spring comes MAPs testing, NSEA testing, musicals, awards banquets, track meets, golf meets.there is so much going on this time of year. And to think that there are only 40 days left in the 2014-2015 school year! Where did the school year go? I''ll admit that it''s really easy to lose focus in the Spring. Admit it. You''ve

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.

2 Unconferences in 2 Days: EdCamp Honolulu and EdCampOnline -- Part 1 of 2

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

I hadn''t ever been to an EdCamp before, so to attend two in two days was quite amazing. One event was in person, the other was online (a first not only for me, but for edcamps!). So this is Part I: mainly about the resources I gathered at EdCamp Honolulu , October 19, 2013.

10 reasons why you’ll love Edcamp as much as I do

eSchool News

I spend several Saturdays a year at an Edcamp , an unconference-style professional development (PD) for all educators. You might be wondering why I would give up a Saturday to attend an Edcamp, so here are 10 reasons why you will love Edcamps as much as I do.

Edcamp is Coming!

Comfortably 2.0

Edcamp is coming to Central Nebraska! Maggie Mintken, Assistant Principal at Grand Island Senior High, and I had a great discussion this summer as a result of her first Edcamp experience in Omaha last spring that was organized by Josh Allen. Get ready for a great learning experience!

From unCon to edCamp for #CUE16?

There is no box

Attendance at the UnCon wasn’t great but every edcamp (another uncon) I’ve ever attended started small and built over time. I love the edcamp model of unCon. Personally, I wouldn’t mind it being a full blown edCamp.

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!

Want to foster rich academic discussions? Try a student #Edcamp

eSchool News

Edcamp “unconferences” have shattered the traditional model for professional development, and they’re catching on as a way for educators to share their ideas and expertise in an informal, collegial way. An innovative professional development model comes to the classroom.

3-Bullet Thursday [5 Levels, QFT, Student EdCamps]

Cycles of Learning

​ Interested in developing and hosting an EdCamp at your school site? Looking for a strategy to promote more critical thought? Challenge your students to create a video explaining a topic at 5 different levels of difficulty (5 Year Old to Master). Use this video as a template.

Edcamp: It All Started with a Tweet

Educator Innovator

We held the first Edcamp in Philadelphia in May, 2010. People tweeted about it and around the country and the world; people began to follow #edcamp! Edcamps became so powerful because they recognize and honor the expertise of teachers. Truly, being an Edcamp person saved me.

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. The purpose of Edcamp USDOE is to bring together educators and policy makers in open, transparent, authentic conversation. The daylong event will explore a variety of themes; topics will be generated on the day of the event in typical Edcamp fashion.

What's Next for the #Edcamp Movement?

Edutopia

Suzie Boss Edcamps By now, some 50,000 teachers have taken part in 750 Edcamps in at least 25 countries Photo credit: Kevin Jarrett via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Connecting Voices through Robotics: An EdCamp Global Event

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We recently started talking on Twitter about how our kids could collaborate both synchronously and asynchronously, and we were looped in to a conversation about EdCamp Global. — edcamp Global (@edcampGlobal) January 23, 2016.

Reflecting on EdCamp Omaha.

Comfortably 2.0

Too many words come to mind when trying to describe my experience at EdCamp Omaha today, so I thought I would create a Wordle summarizing this amazing day. A HUGE thanks to Josh Allen and Kristina Peters for organizing this wonderful day of learning

3-Bullet Thursday [Google Expeditions. Chrome Music. Student EdCamps]

Cycles of Learning

Student-Driven EdCamps might be an easy way in the door. My top three strategies, ideas, or tools of the week! ​ Looking for a tangible application for leveraging VR in the classroom?