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 ? Follow the event on Twitter pic.twitter.com/2YVcTCzTgW.

Why #Edcamp Is So Awesome

The Web20Classroom

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending another Edcamp. EdcampElon was another event in a long like of teacher-driven professional development that can have a lasting impact on the learning of all who attend. Don''t know what an Edcamp is or looks like?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Edcamp Online 2014

Educator Innovator

Edcamps are a significant part of the Connected Educator Movement. With over 500 face-to-face events in dozens of countries, educators everywhere are coming together to learn and share organically. Edcamps are unconference events designed for educators. The schedule is built on the day of the event by the participants. While Edcamps are usually face-to-face sessions, this one will connect people from any place and location.

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.

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.

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.

First EdCamp Kauai! -- April 25, 2015

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

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!

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!

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.

How Teachers Can Learn From One Another at Unconferences, Meet-ups and Edcamps

MindShift

Or if you want go big, you can create a countywide event, complete with a website, advertising and a registration process. In fact, once you start a legitimate event, the Edcamp Foundation is willing to send you materials and funding to help with the organization, such as breakfast.

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virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. Updates Partner Spotlight Partner Announcements Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings NMC Navigator Top Ten Conversations Updates Keynote Confirmations Coming In.

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. This event was open to any staff from across the district and in other schools throughout the tri-state area. Kids volunteered to make signs and asked about other ways they could be a part of the event.

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?

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. To me, a free event, participant driven and organized with minimal sponsors present, makes for great discussion.

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.

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.

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). For all you technology enthusiasts in California, CUE, an association that supports educators in the use of technology, has both free and paid events this summer.

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.

EdTech Events Calendar

The Electric Educator

There are a LOT of EdTech events. From EdCamps to state technology conferences to Google summits, there is always something going on! As a full time technology consultant, I attend a lot of events around the country. To help you get started, I created and am now maintaining a calendar of EdTech events in the United States. I am happy to add your event or opportunity. educational technology events

Using EDCAMP for Professional Development for All Teachers

Saving Socrates

I attended my first EdCamp, called JEDCampNYNJ and on a Sunday last spring. The conversations I had during the event were informative and incredibly helpful. 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. At EdCamps, this is a given. So what makes a conference a JEDCamp rather than an EDCamp?

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.

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). We’ve compiled this shortlist of education technology events for the K-12 community happening across the world in 2018. Aw, you left out my favorite event!

HOW TO EDCAMP! Notes from a workshop by Kevin Jarrett

Saving Socrates

Kevin Jarrett (@kjarrett) spoke about how to run an edcamp at #edcampsteam. https://docs.google.com/document/d/148stWNaJWyjOXQrxCdMFuuhSpx6EC4oeTK88W_FtUrE/edit It isn''t trademarked for an edcamp. Edcamp rules, has to be open to all, at school unconference. Rough numbers do the math like that to determine your capacity for the event. This is what an edcamp should be. You can learn about stuff at an edcamp. So raid existing edcamp sites.

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

Edsurge

How to stay posted on the latest edtech events. Check out our Events board. 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. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but to keep posted on upcoming events near you, make sure to check out our. Events page. Aw, you left out my favorite event! Education Technology Events Communit

Professional Opportunities for Educators in 2014

Kleinspiration

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. If you''re a Michigan educator, be sure to mark your 2015 calendars for the MI Flip Conference and EdCamp Lansing. EdCamp U.S.

#EdcampHome Promo

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

You DO NOT want to miss this FREE professional development event. For those of you not familiar with the Edcamp Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to support free edcamp unconferences for educators to exchange ideas and learn together. edcamp #edtech edcamp

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April 13th - April 27th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com. All events are listed in US-Eastern Time.

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

NeverEndingSearch

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

#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.

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

CUE holds a myriad of educational technology related events including its Fall and National Conference , STEAMpunk Mobile Labs , and “ CUE Rock Star ” Camps , all of which are fun, innovative models of professional learning that occur throughout the United States. EdCamp Foundation. All for the kids we serve, Blog BreakoutEDU CUE EdCamp Foundation ISTE Learning Forward One-to-One Institute professional learning Project Red The Learning Accelerator

Edtech Conference on an Aircraft Carrier? Yes, Please!

Two Guys and Some iPads

CUE Rock Star Camp: USS Hornet Classic Rock Event A few weeks ago I was approached with the opportunity to attend a CUE Rock Star Camp event in San Francisco. When I first heard about the event, I thought it would be an amazing experience, but a very long shot I would attend.

Discussing an Augmented Reality World! - AR Detroit

Two Guys and Some iPads

Brian and I getting the event started. AR augmented reality augmented reality in education Aurasma Brad Waid Brian Wassom Daqri Daqri edtech Drew Minock edcamp EdReach edtech erin klein Google Glass Planets twitter Two Guys On Monday, July 29th our baby took it''s first step!

MA area SLPs and educators- Free EdCampAccess event May 5, 2018

SpeechTechie

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. I am happy to be helping to organize the EdCampAccess unconference again this year. Hope to see some of you there. Information is below! It is not limited to special educators, but anyone who wants to reach students who struggle with reading, writing, organization, behaviors, executive function skills, etc.

EdCampCT Reflections and Resources

Educational Technology Guy

Hats off to the planning/hosting team for another great event. 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. I highly recommend Edcamps! edcamp free resources professional development

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

#EdcampHOME is Where the Heart is. for Learning

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I remember attending my first Edcamp in November and being awed by the session board: its masking taped grid on a cement block school wall and the giant post it notes used for session creation; the organizers on laptops furiously copying the schedule to a Google spreadsheet.

Edublog 2011 Award Nominations

Kleinspiration

Bloggers specialize in technology, home-schooling, curriculum developers, event organizers, and give-away specialists. Best open PD / unconference / webinar series: EdCamp EdCamp has redefined the way the traditional conference or workshop operates.

Poor teachers: Who is to blame?

My Island View

The only choice for events are those on the menu which for the most part were arranged through RFP’s almost a year prior to the conference. The Unconference or the Edcamp Model is completely different. The attendees decide upon the entire Edcamp schedule of sessions on the morning of the conference.