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?

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. At the end of the day, while attendees reflected and shared highlights of their experience, one attendee shared how they learned how to sync a micro-bit and was excited to share with their students how to do it. Edcamp: Maker Promise was hosted by Friends’ Central School in Wynnewood, PA.

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?

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.

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.

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. Here is a great article about why this was such a wonderful learning experience.

edCamp Every Day #edCampSV #edCamp

There is no box

I attended two sessions in the morning, both involved great conversations around teaching and learning. 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

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. So, what if we gave our students the same opportunity their teachers have to learn alongside one another, lift each other up and maximize their learning experiences, all while promoting empathy and kindness? Edcamp After Hours , the first of its kind in northern NJ, ended up being a big hit.

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

MindShift

The session on grant writing, for example, was a dud because everyone there wanted to learn how to write them and nobody knew where to start. The Edcamp Foundation puts the Rule of Two Feet near the top of their list of tenets.

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.

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

Tech Helpful

Year five of Edcamp GigCity is in the books. Things I learned: Oops on the schedule. Being the lead for the last 3 years, I am finally learning how to delegate and trust the team. I love that about our edcamp! The EdCamp philosophy makes people smile.

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.

Connecting Voices through Robotics: An EdCamp Global Event

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Currently, a group of 2nd-5th graders are meeting every Friday for one hour to learn to code these robots and create projects with them. — edcamp Global (@edcampGlobal) January 23, 2016. I wish I had clued in to EdCamp Global sooner because it was an amazing opportunity.

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.

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.

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. This collaboration was borne out of discussion at the Educon conference in Philadelphia this year related to professional development for teachers, microcredentials, and lifelong learning. EdCamp Foundation edcamp education educator community policy teaching USDOE

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

Edcamp is Coming!

Comfortably 2.0

Get ready for a great learning experience! Edcamp is coming to Central Nebraska! Maggie Mintken, Assistant Principal at Grand Island Senior High, and I had a great discussion this summer as a result of her first Edcamp experience in Omaha last spring that was organized by Josh Allen.

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.

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. I learned and shared my knowledge with others.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reflecting on EdCamp Omaha.

Comfortably 2.0

Too many words come to mind when trying to describe my experience at EdCamp Omaha today, so I thought I would create a Wordle summarizing this amazing day. A HUGE thanks to Josh Allen and Kristina Peters for organizing this wonderful day of learning

5-Minute Film Festival: Taking Back PD with Edcamp

Edutopia

Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy) 5-Minute Film Festival Want to learn more about the Edcamp movement? Photo credit: Kevin Jarrett via flickr (CC BY 2.0) This video collection will help you get started and involved in DIY professional development.

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.

HOW TO EDCAMP! Notes from a workshop by Kevin Jarrett

Saving Socrates

Kevin Jarrett (@kjarrett) spoke about how to run an edcamp at #edcampsteam. He suggests if you run one for a district, you should do a 1/2 day one to people can adjust to that type of learning. 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. This is what an edcamp should be. You can learn about stuff at an edcamp.

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

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. Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. This resource is sure to jumpstart your next professional learning or team building activity! EdCamp Foundation.

"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.

Using EDCAMP for Professional Development for All Teachers

Saving Socrates

I attended my first EdCamp, called JEDCampNYNJ and on a Sunday last spring. I took off the day from Hebrew school because I thought it was an important learning experience that would be rewarding for both myself and my students. (On At EdCamps, this is a given. So what makes a conference a JEDCamp rather than an EDCamp? Edcamp jds JEDcamp professional development It was a life changing experience for me on several levels.

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. Another way to say this is that teachers themselves create their sessions based on what they want to learn for the day!

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 3rd, 2014 Discovery is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought. Albert Szent-Gyorgi The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" Interested in becoming a Learning Revolution Partner?

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

Edsurge

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. The Trifecta of Rural PD, Part 2: Edcamps Problem Two: How do you bring educators together for a day of learning that doesn’t cost any money to gather? Worth the drive are EdCamps in Kansas City and St.

Professional Opportunities for Educators in 2014

Kleinspiration

Learn more and register at www.SDE.com/nationals. I was able to travel to Mississippi, North Carolina, and several locations around Michigan for wonderful learning opportunities to connect and share. MACUL stands for Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning.

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

NeverEndingSearch

These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning. Among the learning experiences on ten pages packed with lessons are: Civil Rights Movement in Context.

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

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Lisa Goochee (@blubirding) October 25, 2014 Participated in my second annual EdCamp Online this morning and I learned so much! I was very pleased to participate in EdCamp Online again, and even more pleased with how much I got out of the Maker Educator session. Great conversation today @stangea @jackiegerstein @rhondahergott @kristincharr @mauilibrarian2 @kathyrichov Thanks! Here to help.

Educators as Empowered Learners

Tech Helpful

Below is the excerpt from the ISTE Standards for Educators that describes this standard: Empowered Professional Learner - Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student learning.

Anytime, Anywhere Learning #CE13

The Web20Classroom

The world (and learning) at your fingertips. The idea is to help more educators look beyond the walls of the classroom and look to the brilliance of others to learn from and learn with. Want to learn more? In the spirit of CEM I wanted to highlight just a few of the free, learning opportunities happening. Some lasting only small amounts of time so you really can learn anywhere, any time. And when you do, you will learn so much your brain will hurt.