Edcamp Finds a New Home at Digital Promise

Digital Promise

Digital Promise is incredibly excited to welcome the Edcamp Foundation to our family of projects and programs. By fully merging our operations, we believe we can do even more to support the community of educators who organize and attend Edcamps across the United States and around the world. The Edcamp Community project within Digital Promise will continue to provide the support to Edcamp organizers that the Edcamp Foundation has provided.

Powerful Learning at Home with Edcamp

Digital Promise

In this post we highlight the power of Edcamps to support educators to learn from each other, and invite educators to participate in Edcamp: Powerful Learning at Home , an online professional learning event hosted by Digital Promise and Edcamp Foundation. Educators connect and collaborate at Edcamps. We just couldn’t let go of the Edcamp, which led us to the idea of going virtual.” Join “Edcamp: Powerful Learning at Home”.

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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?

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. Jeff sits down with Hadley Ferguson, the Executive Director of the Edcamp Foundation and Shannon Montague, an edcamp organizer and educator to discuss the edcamp movement. About the Edcamp Foundation Edcamp is a form of unconference designed specifically for teachers and their needs.

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.

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. In 2017, organizers got something extra in their “Edcamp in a Box,” as they were called: a maker kit, so that participants could partake in hands-on activities as part of the experience. Edcamp events offered teachers a voice in what they would learn. It began with a box.

Edcamps are redefining professional learning

eSchool News

Edcamps —participatory, teacher-driven professional learning events — are multiplying on a national and international scale, creating local and global communities of passionate educators. The first Edcamp was organized by a group of teachers who came together in Philadelphia in May 2010 for BarCamp, a computer science unconference. Related content: 10 reasons why you’ll love Edcamp as much as I do.

LIVE: Edutopia and the EdCamp Foundation from ISTE 2015

TeacherCast

This year at ISTE 2015, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Elana Leoni from Edutopia to discuss Mr Lucas’s vision for the future of education and together with Hadley Ferguson and Mary Beth Hertz, we discuss how Edutopia and the Edcamp Foundation are empowering students and teachers to create greatness in classrooms all around the world. The Edcamp Foundation. TeacherCast Appearances by Edutopia and The Edcamp Foundation.

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. If you’re interested in empowering your faculty with the same motivation and learning that transcends to student achievement, you’ll want to replicate how we turned our faculty meetings into mini edcamps.

What Is Edcamp-in-a-box?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Edcamp-in-a-Box is a free resource kit sent to organizers of registered Edcamps and contains nametags, Session Board materials, lanyards, and more. The post What Is Edcamp-in-a-box? appeared first on TeachThought. Education Admin

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.

What Is Edcamp? An Overview For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

Edcamp is a participant-driven approach to professional development. The post What Is Edcamp? The result is a teacher-centered, 'bottom-up' approach to teacher improvement. An Overview For Teachers appeared first on TeachThought. Education Admin

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 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.

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. Philadelphia School District Superintendent, Dr. William Hite shared congratulations to “EdCamp for being a significant model for teacher growth. edcamp professional development unconference

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! Upon arrival, participants spent some time discussing in small groups what ideas created sparks for them, and began generating session ideas, which the Edcamp team assembled into our session board for the day.

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. The energy at an Edcamp is electric! Edcamps build relationships that last long after the Saturday event. There is no schedule with EdCamps.

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. I have been struggling to find classroom applications until I came across Google Expeditions , an immersive platform that lets you go on VR trips to historical landmarks, go down to the atomic level, get up close Check out Chrome Music Lab.

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.

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)

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. Our team has always held tight our desire to truly model the edcamp philosophy of participant-driven discussions. I see the benefit of both ideas but I just wanted an Edcamp opinion.

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.

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.

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

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. Now, some forward-thinking educators are adapting the Edcamp model for their students, as a way to spark richer conversations. An innovative professional development model comes to the classroom.

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! I was a bit crispy (as in, burnt) going into Edcamp, it being a very busy season at school and with presentations lately, but I found myself re-energized by the environment and, even more so, the people. 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.

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)

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. Passionate about Inquiry-Based Learning but desiring a structure and protocol to help your students ask better questions and engage more in the inquiry process?

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. Passionate about Inquiry-Based Learning but desiring a structure and protocol to help your students ask better questions and engage more in the inquiry process? Check out the the Question Formulation Technique (QFT).?

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. Find an Edcamp near you and attend, learn, share, and collaborate.