How to Maximize your EdCamp Experience

Educational Technology Guy

Edcamps are the "unconference". They are free, attendee led and driven, places to share and learn. Edcamp is a great series of free, unconferences for educators. This is a great opportunity to connect, share, teach, learn, and expand their personal learning network.

Edcamp comes to CT - twice this year! Join in, share, learn.

Educational Technology Guy

Edcamps are the "unconference". They are free, attendee led and driven, places to share and learn. Edcamp is a great series of free, unconferences for educators. This is a great opportunity to connect, share, teach, learn, and expand their personal learning network.

Personalized learning reshapes school PD

District Administration

3 Ways to Instantly Grow Your Personal Learning Network

Edsurge

Imagine a network of leaders from every sector of education: public schools and early learning centers, colleges and universities, museums and libraries, nonprofits and corporations. It’s the Remake Learning Network , a professional network of educators and innovators working together to shape the future of learning. It can also consist of individuals who’ve never met face-to-face but who find each other online, united by a common goal to collaborate and learn.

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

Professional Opportunities for Educators in 2014

Kleinspiration

Join me and 1,000’s of educators at SDE’s National PD Conferences. Come see me present and be sure use my personal VIP code of EK10 to receive my partner discount of 10% your registration at any of these 7 events. Learn more and register at www.SDE.com/nationals. EdCamp U.S.

"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. She is someone that sees the value technology can add to the classroom and looks for ways to enhance learning in many different ways.

Fueling the Leaders

Tech Helpful

Yesterday I got back from spending a day and a half at Emory University free of charge thanks to the Gates Foundation and the Edcamp Foundation. Edcamp Organizers Summit was an amazing opportunity for those of us that have been on the planning committees for local Edcamps.

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

During my time as a public school employee, I’d occasionally hear about educational organizations that were working to support schools in some capacity. This is the second post in a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. All of these organizations are shifting the needle and rocking professional learning nationwide. EdCamp Foundation.

What is a Twitter Profile?

My Island View

If you add a Hashtag, #Edchat for example, the range of your tweet is extended beyond your ten followers to thousands of educators who follow that specific #Edchat hashtag on a search column. After all is said and done, in regard to building a Personal Learning Network, who one follows is much more important than who follows back. There is important information beyond the person’s name and location. Do you want that person as a collegial source?

Three Ways That Rural States Can Become the Hotbeds for School Edtech Innovation

Edsurge

Technology has been a key component in the planting, fertilization, growth and eventually, the blossoming of new statewide initiatives including distance education and new professional learning opportunities for educators that have benefitted students in a variety of ways. It dates back to 2008, when an educational journey began in Wyoming that revealed the important role technology plays in enhancing teaching and learning—especially in a rural state.

The Future’s Open Wide With These 60+ K-12 Education Technology Events in 2018-2019

Edsurge

Learning never stops, and neither do events that spark ideas and conversations around the future of teaching and learning. From local Edcamps in your backyard to glitzy conferences dotting the globe, these convenings showcase exciting changes happening in schools and classrooms (and humbling lessons learned along the way). And they’re all united around a common interest: exploring how education will evolve in ways that better serve all learners.

Taking Control Of Your Professional Development

The Web20Classroom

The district had looked over where the majority of teachers were weak and were going to provide them some learning in those areas. This happens to educators more often that we can count. Often we talk about the need for more personalized learning for students.

5 Ways to Participate in #ISTE17 even if you’re not there #notatiste17

The CoolCatTeacher

I will be leading a panel discussion on the 5 teacher trends changing education. Come by the PowerSchool booth 2918 to meet me in person. How to share learning. Listen to Terry Freedman talk about how to get the most out of education conferences and ISTE.

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

This is a contribution to Cathy Rubin’s Global Search for Education Top Global Teacher Blogger’s Column. Think of it this way — Some students learn by seeing. Others learn by hearing. Others learn by doing. But no one learns one way. Let’s learn.

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Google Apps for Education Tips, Tricks, and our Favorite Chrome Extensions | #TechEducator 101

TeacherCast

In this Episode, we discuss and demonstrate our favorite Google Apps for Education Tips, Tricks, and Chrome Extensions. The TechEducator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology. Google Apps for Education Tricks Mentioned on Todays Show.

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

TeacherCast

A wealth of knowledge June 15, 2015 by jpdalton from United States I got the honor of hearing this gentleman speak in person and he knocked my socks off! Jeffrey Bradbury is clearly an innovator and a mover and shaker in the educational technology world. Great info for educators!

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The Web20Classroom - Untitled Article

The Web20Classroom

Steven Anderson and Shaelynn Farnsworth lay out what Connected Educators do and how it’s a always a work in progress. Educators today can no longer just walk into the classroom, shut their door and teach. In order to take advantage of all that learning we have to go to where they are.

October Is Connected Educator Month

Educator Innovator

There have never been more opportunities to share perspectives and lessons learned with inspiring colleagues from around the world. Whether it’s through social media, video conferencing, or as a reader and writer in the blogosphere, we don’t have to search anymore to hear the voices of educators. This year’s themes for collectively building activities and learning will include: Making It Count: Integrating Social Learning Into Formal PD. Personalized Learning.

Connecting Personalized Professional Learning to a Bigger Purpose

The Principal of Change

I received this question and image from David Voves today regarding a passage from “ The Innovator’s Mindset “: “Reading today and with personalized pd, I always question what I have in orange. These conversations are crucial to helping move education forward.

Let’s Inspire Each Other During #ISTE2016 #NotAtISTE16

Teacher Reboot Camp

“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole (education) community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. All teachers who feel they are on a mission to provide meaningful learning are rockstars in my book.

What Constitutes Good PD?

A Principal's Reflections

We can all agree that professional development is essential in any profession, especially education. It is an opportunity to become better at what we do as well as gain knowledge on new pedagogical techniques, learning theories, leadership strategies, technologies, and federal/state mandates.

Refill Your Learning Toolbox This Summer

MSEDTechie

For those of us in education, summer is a time for relaxation, reflecting, and also new learning. Try Connecting: Are you a connected educator? How do you develop relationships with other educators, besides the ones at your own school?

Today's Newsletter: Refill Your Learning Toolbox This Summer

techlearning

For those of us in education, summer is a time for relaxation, reflecting, and also new learning. Try Connecting: Are you a connected educator? How do you develop relationships with other educators, besides the ones at your own school?

JedCampSFBay, Hack your PD

My Paperless Classroom

10/27 join us for a mindful day of discussion and learning. We are so excited to invite you to attend JEDCAMPSFBAY, an edcamp unconference in the San Francisco bay area for Jewish educators. Then you are a Jewish Educator) Need more information? visit our edcamp Wiki page.

JedCampSFBay a mindful day of discussion and learning

My Paperless Classroom

10/27 join us for a mindful day of discussion and learning. We are so excited to invite you to attend JEDCAMPSFBAY, an edcamp unconference in the San Francisco bay area for Jewish educators. Then you are a Jewish Educator) Need more information? visit our edcamp Wiki page.

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] ). 3, and Connected Educator Month in October--how are we still standing?!), Where does this type of problem solving fit in in the current education landscape?

Make A Big Splash Into Summer Learning

MSEDTechie

For those in education, summer is a time for relaxation, reflecting, and also new learning. Many teachers use blogging as a way to share information with parents and other educators the wonderful things they are doing in their classroom.

The Best Feedback a Principal Could Get

A Principal's Reflections

I have also added some of my personal thoughts at the bottom of this post. Image credit: [link] Recently, New Milford High School hosted their annual edcamp-like Saturday learning conference called Edscape. Edscape was an incredible learning event for me.

Make a Big Splash Into Learning This Summer

MSEDTechie

For those in education, summer is a time for relaxation, regrouping, and also new learning. Here are some questions to ponder when choosing your summer learning experiences. EdTech Magazine created a list of Must Read Educator Blogs.

TOP 10 Ways To Deliver The Worst PD EVER!

MSEDTechie

One of the worst experiences is listening to a non-educator telling a teacher what they should and should not do in their classroom. Mandating that teachers attend a specific training, and never surveying them to ask what they need, or what they would like to learn.

Making the leap from a teacher to an Edtech coach

Kairos EdTech

I’ve always been passionate about technology and education, so, to me, when opportunity came, it was only logical to take this new step and venture into the exciting world of technology integration from a coach’s perspective. This blog post was originally published in Smart Blog on Education.

Participate.com: Your toolbelt for professional learning

NeverEndingSearch

Participate.com allows us to pull all of this goodness together for ourselves and for the learning communities we serve. Before we can develop students’ digital literacy, we must first equip teachers with the tools they need to create authentic learning experiences in their classrooms.

Connecting Teaching, Learning, & Leadership

EdTechSandyK

Notes from an edWeb.net Webinar 4/28/14 Dr. Joe Mazza Director of Connected Teaching, Learning & Leadership North Penn School District Dr. Mazza just took on his position in December. He is a project manager, promoting connected teaching, learning, & leadership.

Compliance does not foster innovation.

The Principal of Change

In my workshops, I always encourage people that if the session doesn’t work for them, they are more than welcome to leave (but not in a threatening way, more in the idea of the Edcamp model of “voting with your feet”), or they can work on things that they are interested in learning.

5 Ways to Lay the Foundation for Innovation #InnovatorsMindset

The Principal of Change

1.Powerful Learning First, Technology Second. Although the words “innovation” and “technology” are not synonymous, we do have to understand that technology can be transformational in our learning. Create Meaningful Learning Experience for Educators.

Transforming and Personalize PD in Your Own District

MSEDTechie

Why have we spent so much time revamping educational programs for students, but we deliver the same old PD for teachers? What about our Digital Age educators? Edcamps , based on an Unconference model , are free, discussion-based sessions.