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.

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

The first session revolved around the very real challenges of integrating technology into classroom instruction from the perspective of two willing (but under supported by their district) teachers. 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.

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!

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. As a longtime enthusiast, what I love most about the movement is that at its heart it’s all about educators teaching and empowering other educators. PD After Hours Earlier this year, Hackensack Public Schools hosted its first edcamp at Nellie K.

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

Professional Opportunities for Educators in 2014

Kleinspiration

Join me and 1,000’s of educators at SDE’s National PD Conferences. If you''re a Michigan educator, be sure to mark your 2015 calendars for the MI Flip Conference and EdCamp Lansing. EdCamp Detroit : May 3, 2014 Detroit, MI The EdCamp unConferences are one of a kind.

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.

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.

From EdCamps to Google, 11 Professional Development Offerings for Teachers This Summer

Edsurge

As testing comes to a close, the next big event for educators on the horizon is summer vacation. Grab Your Tents: Time to Go Ed-Camping Okay, so for most of these edcamp events you probably won’t need a tent, but they are often full of multi-day events (so pack snacks). Maybe wrap it around a trip to the Big Apple to see Times Square while building some early education teaching curriculum? They also have some one-week workshops for middle and high schools educators.

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.

Find local colleagues at an Edcamp

Educator Innovator

Why not attend or host an Edcamp to network with colleagues locally who share your interest in teacher-driven and participatory professional development? You can find links to many Edcamps happening across the country in the Calendar section of Educator Innovator. You can also learn more about the Edcamp movement and upcoming Edcamps by visiting the Edcamp Wiki at [link]. hosted by any organization or anyone : Anyone can host an Edcamp.

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.

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.

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

Tech Helpful

After the experience it allowed the lower school curriculum coordinator and myself (lower school technology coordinator) to rethink some of our professional development days. On one day in August before the students came, and again in January of this year we set up Edcamp style PD days.

50+ Can’t-Miss K-12 Education Technology Events for 2017-2018

Edsurge

And what better way to learn, grow and challenge ourselves than at the hundreds of education-themed bacchanals that dot the world? To help you plan your upcoming travels, we’ve compiled a shortlist of more than 50 education technology events for the K-12 community happening across the world through June 2018. There are also recurring events—such as EdCamp and Maker Faire—that take place year-round across the country. Education Technology Events Community

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

Edsurge

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). These conferences attract a wide swath of education stakeholders whose jobs and titles vary—teachers, administrators, researchers, CEOs, policymakers and investors, to name a few. Education Technology Events CommunityHere we go again!

Educational "Air Time"

Tech Helpful

Over the last couple of weeks I have really started looking more deeply at the way technology can enhance different learning theories and instructional practice. If educators themselves aren't good at this, that worries me a bit. That is the worst thing to happen in education.

#EdcampHome Promo

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

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

Back on the Road! The 2018 K-12 Education Technology Conference Calendar

Edsurge

One of the best parts of the job is checking out the education technology conferences that dot the globe. To help you plan your upcoming travels, we’ve compiled a shortlist of education technology events for the K-12 community happening across the world in 2018. gathering hundreds of education leaders, thinkers, researchers around learning, equity and technology. Education Technology Events Community

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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!

A PD Perspective

My Island View

Recently, as I was tweeting about the need for teachers to be more aware of what was going on within their profession an unexpected tweet response came from a connected educator who I greatly respect and hold in high regard. Most educators lack the time or the inclination to do so.

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 iPa

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

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.

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.

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

As mentioned in my previous post 16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools , prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. During my time as a public school employee, I’d occasionally hear about educational organizations that were working to support schools in some capacity.

The Unconference

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

I have to admit, that I’ve avoided edcamps and unconfernces for a while, because they have felt to me like group hugs… warm and cozy, but not a lot about moving my learning forward. ” The title and other session topics were decided in an edcamp style format, but with a twist!

EdCampCT Reflections and Resources

Educational Technology Guy

For those who don''t know, 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. This was started by a teacher who wanted to know more about Twitter and it''s use in education.

Teacher Voice at #EdcampUSA

Philly Teacher

Today was an exciting day for the Edcamp Foundation and for edcampers all over the US. At around 7:00 am, a small group of educators walked across C Street and entered the Department of Education for a day of sharing and learning at Edcamp US DOE. edcamp

Parent/Educator EDU

My Island View

I have always found it challenging to be provocative in promoting change in education in a blog post, while remaining positive in tone. This is true of many educators as well as parents. We all need to be better educated, if we are to be better educators for our children.

A PD Perspective

My Island View

Recently, as I was tweeting about the need for teachers to be more aware of what was going on within their profession an unexpected tweet response came from a connected educator who I greatly respect and hold in high regard. Most educators lack the time or the inclination to do so.

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.

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How a Cheapskate Introduces Technology Tools

Tech Helpful

I'm not the first to tell the edtech world this.Leslie Fisher blogged about it several months back and educators everywhere have been loading up buggies of these little goodies, myself included. If you are a CCS educator don't read this next line).as I'm a visionary without a budget.

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.

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A PD Perspective

My Island View

Recently, as I was tweeting about the need for teachers to be more aware of what was going on within their profession an unexpected tweet response came from a connected educator who I greatly respect and hold in high regard. Most educators lack the time or the inclination to do so.

Edublog 2011 Award Nominations

Kleinspiration

His blog also allows me to reflect on current trends and topics in education as he is well written and poses inspiring perspectives surrounding education today. Bloggers specialize in technology, home-schooling, curriculum developers, event organizers, and give-away specialists.

EdmodoCon 2013 Guest Post #6: L. Butler

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

In addition to creating Animoto videos, Lisa is active on Twitter (@SrtaLisa), writes about educational technology topics on her blog , and enjoys attending educational conferences. Lisa and I were lucky to connect during EdCamp Philly this past Spring! edcamp #edtech edmodo edmodocon teaching technology Guest post #6 is submitted by Lisa Butler, a middle school Spanish and Social Studies teacher in Hershey, PA. Lisa has been using Edmodo for 2.5

Meet Six Educators We All Can Learn From

Digital Promise

When Digital Promise and EdSurge considered which educator award categories to include in the 2014 Digital Innovation in Learning Awards , we wanted to highlight five areas where exemplary teachers around the world are using innovative strategies to engage and empower students. Exemplary educators are breaking down boundaries, helping students to connect with diverse peers from other places and cultures to build their global competencies as citizens in an increasingly globalized world.

Teacher Voice at #EdcampUSA

Philly Teacher

Today was an exciting day for the Edcamp Foundation and for edcampers all over the US. At around 7:00 am, a small group of educators walked across C Street and entered the Department of Education for a day of sharing and learning at Edcamp US DOE. edcamp