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.

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.

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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)

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.

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. It’s a format for meaningful collaboration and it’s educators having face to face discussions around common themes of teaching and learning. 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.

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. I wanted to interview one group, but they were too involved in their conversation on migrant education to be interrupted.

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

How to Maximize the EdCamp Experience: 6 Tips! [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

How to Maximize the EdCamp Experience (Click to view full size image) 6 Tips to Maximize the EdCamp Experience There are so many wonderful reasons that I love EdCamps! Below are some tips for new and experienced EdCampers! What is EdCamp?

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)

What kind of PD makes teachers smile? And on Saturday? EDCAMP

Tech Helpful

Year five of Edcamp GigCity is in the books. Sure am thankful for a wonderful group of fellow educators. I love that about our edcamp! Often people are a bit overwhelmed by the "no presenters" and "rule of 2 feet" if it is their first edcamp.

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. It is a great way to learn, share, and connect with other educators. EdCamp is coming back to Connecticut this summer. If you haven''t been to an EdCamp yet, you need to get to one!

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!

The Importance of Andragogy in Education

My Island View

As educators one would expect that teachers and teacher/administrators should be experts on the best most effective and efficient methods of getting large groups of children to understand, learn, and use information responsibly to create more information. Theoretically, these educators have an understanding of pedagogy and methodology in order to accomplish these goals. I firmly believe most educators have these very skills to accomplish this with kids.

"What is the Mindset of a Maker Educator?" Resources Mentioned in Edcamp Online

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Lisa Goochee (@blubirding) October 25, 2014 Participated in my second annual EdCamp Online this morning and I learned so much! I joined the Maker Educator group mainly to soak in ideas, since we are just starting our own drop-in Makerspace program in my library. Gerstein, that is) is a prolific blogger who is passionate about Maker Education. Check out her blog, User Generated Education. makered Jackie Gerstein maker Maker Education makerspace

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. PBS is moving from content provider to a convener,” says Sara Schapiro, vice president of PBS Education. “I

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Weekly Free Event Calendar - Conference Keynotes Update - Edcamp USDOE - Digital Citizenship

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We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Global Education Conference Mark Your Calendars!

Educators as Empowered Learners

Tech Helpful

I guess I might as well start this series with my soapbox message- the importance that educators continue to be learners and what that looks like in the digital age. For instance, this year I have a goal to work on my Google Educator Certifications.

8 Education Books For The Digital Age: The Connected Educator Series #CorwinCE

The Web20Classroom

My book, The Relevant Educator ships today. Below is a post (thanks to the most awesome Mark Barnes) about the entire Connected Educator Series from Corwin. Enter Corwin Press and the Connected Educators Series. The Edcamp model connects educators to PD like never before.

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

Edsurge

The Trifecta of Rural PD, Part 1: Social Chat Platforms Problem One: How do you gather a group of like-minded educators in one place in order to share ideas, when so many miles separate you? Many teachers connect this way to learn about the latest in edtech tools, educational ideas and methods in teaching, and joining my fellow Nebraskan teachers for the weekly chat gives me a comfortable hour that flies by and is full of ideas and collaboration.

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.

What is an EdCamp?

EdTech4Beginners

Edcamps are organic, participant-driven professional learning experiences for educators across the country and worldwide! It was an excellent experience and I gained a lot of knowledge, ideas and resources from fellow educators. 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. Sign in and network with other educators pic.twitter.com/VvhkQVFajJ.

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

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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.

Near to MA? EdCamp Access is 4/8/17!

SpeechTechie

I am happy to be helping to organize the EdCamp Access again unconference this year. EdCampAccess, in the tradition of EdCamps that have taken place around the world, is an unconference devoted to K -12 educators who work with struggling learners.

Using EDCAMP for Professional Development for All Teachers

Saving Socrates

I attended my first EdCamp, called JEDCampNYNJ and on a Sunday last spring. I was fortunate enough to attend incredible sessions and meet some very passionate educators. The connections with educators with expertise in various fields was particularly useful. I was also fortunate enough to meet Abe Tawil, an incredibly gifted and brilliant educator who literally talked me into working at a yeshiva in Brooklyn, something that was not even on my radar upon attending the event.

How to Be Awesome at #Edcamp! [FREE Poster Download!]

Shake Up Learning

How to Be Awesome at #EdCamp Poster | www.ShakeUpLearning.com | #edchat #hackpd #teaching The #EdCamp Revolution is here to stay! Have you attended an EdCamp yet? In case you haven''t been paying attention, the EdCamp movement is changing the way educators connect and learn.

Educational "Air Time"

Tech Helpful

On top of all this I helped lead Edcamp Gig City this past Saturday and when I'm looking at the feedback I can't help but think.even teachers don't truly understand how to best engage in group discussions. If educators themselves aren't good at this, that worries me a bit.

#EdcampHome Promo

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For those of you not familiar with the Edcamp Foundation. About the Edcamp Foundation The Edcamp Foundation is a Delaware non-profit, which was started to promote organic, participant-driven professional development for K-12 educators worldwide. edcamp #edtech edcamp

EdCamp Access- Near to MA? Register!

SpeechTechie

I am happy to be helping to organize the EdCamp Access unconference this year. EdCampAccess, in the tradition of EdCamps that have taken place around the world, is an unconference devoted to K -12 educators who work with struggling learners.

3 Misconceptions About Innovation in Education

The Principal of Change

“Innovation” is one of the most used words in education right now. Here are some misconceptions about the word that we need to dispell to protect “innovation” in education from becoming a buzzword. Look at EdCamp.

Interesting idea - Chromebook + Nexus 7 instead of just an iPad

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps for Education would also be a great way to utilize these devices and provide excellent resources for the students and faculty and staff. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Android chromebooks edcamp google Chrome OS Google for Educators iPad

5 Key Takeaways from #edcampusa

Tom Murray

To hear Emily Davis from the US Department of Education speak with such passion about what had occurred at the DOE that day was both encouraging and inspiring. The energy at the end of the day was infectious.

Connected Educator Month.What You Need To Know #CE13

The Web20Classroom

Department of Education to be Connected Educator Month. Started in 2012, an entire month of webinars, blog posts, ideas, discussions and more are dedicated to increasing awareness of the importance of educators to get connected. Running an Edcamp in your area?

LIVE: Edutopia and the EdCamp Foundation from ISTE 2015

TeacherCast

When I learned that Mr. Lucas not only had a passion for for Wookies and Ewoks, but also had a passion for education, my admiration for him grew so much that I decided to take my own adventure and follow in his footsteps and such… TeacherCast was conceived. The Edcamp Foundation.

Discussing an Augmented Reality World! - AR Detroit

Two Guys and Some iPads

An Attorney, Law Students, An Executive Producer, The Co-Founder of Red Piston, Educators, A Business Development Manager, A Business Development Director, An Instructional Designer & Technical Writer, Some Data Scientist, Some Engineers & Programmers and more.

Is Edu Connected Collaboration Just Whistling In The Wind?

My Island View

I began my connected collaboration as an educator over a decade ago. I realized as an adult learner that I learned best through collaboration and that collaboration could only take place if I was in some way connected with other educators. I used Twitter only for educators.

Reflections on Edcamp Boston 2011

SpeechTechie

This past Saturday I attended Edcamp Boston, an "unconference" set in the wonderful Microsoft NERD center overlooking the Charles River in Cambridge. Upon arrival at Edcamp, these are organized into session spaces and times; I popped up a small session: Then, you just GO.

Poor teachers: Who is to blame?

My Island View

The method of doing professional development for educators has largely not changed over the decades. Pedagogy is what most educators are familiar with because it was taught to them to enable them to teach kids. The natural thing for an educator to do when he or she is teaching a professional development course however is to go with what he or she knows. This holds true in local, state, regional and national conferences of most education organizations.

#EdCampOnline Experience 10-26-13 #ce13

EdTechSandyK

Yesterday I had the exciting opportunity to participate in the first ever EdCamp to be held online. If you are not familiar with EdCamps, they differ from traditional professional development experiences in that they are organized by the participants on the day of the event.

The Rise of Online Professional Development!

EdTechnocation.com

This past weekend (September 6 & 7), CUE and the Learning Revolution Project held the first ever Online Summit Featuring Google for Education. Another important reason for virtual PD becoming so popular is because it allows educators a choice in how we want to learn and grow.