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.

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!

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

MindShift

Even if you send out a group email for people to meet at a coffee shop on a particular afternoon, you’re technically starting an unconference. The Edcamp Foundation puts the Rule of Two Feet near the top of their list of tenets. Find a session that meets your needs.

Connecting Voices through Robotics: An EdCamp Global Event

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

This year, our library is fortunate to have a robotics loan from Birdbrain Technologies. 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.

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. EdCamp is coming back to Connecticut this summer. If you haven''t been to an EdCamp yet, you need to get to one! See the related link below for more information about other upcoming EdCamps near you.

Meet Six Educators We All Can Learn From

Digital Promise

Watch how Michael’s students are motivated to do work not just for a grade, but for real-world use: Exemplary educators are sharing their best and most useful resources both online and offline, using avenues like Twitter, EdCamps, and YouTube to share what they’ve learned and created with other educators. This blog post was originally published by EdSurge. Guest co-author Mary Jo Madda is an Associate Editor at EdSurge.

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.

Professional Opportunities for Educators in 2014

Kleinspiration

If you''re a Michigan educator, be sure to mark your 2015 calendars for the MI Flip Conference and EdCamp Lansing. I love meeting those who share the same passion for creativity in the classroom that I have. For any EdCamp unConference, there is no registration fee. EdCamp U.S.

A PD Perspective

My Island View

All of this suggests to me that a Power Point presentation delivered by someone who may be lacking knowledge of effective Power Point delivery fails to meet the needs of adult learners. These coaches are often regular teachers with a penchant for technology and a collaborative mindset.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

At CORE we believe that new technologies are the most exciting way to engage 21st century learners across all education and training sectors. 6 Mistakes You Might Be Making with Technology Integration What Students Will Learn In The Future Minecraft’s virtual worlds can teach real U.S.

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.

Is Edu Connected Collaboration Just Whistling In The Wind?

My Island View

My building connections no longer served me well enough to meet my needs. Educators would come to these groups to discuss topics that we were all interested in, but were not being discussed in faculty rooms or faculty meetings or not even in the provided Professional Development sessions.

Poor teachers: Who is to blame?

My Island View

Key factors in adult learning, or the intrinsic motivations for adults to learn are ownership of the learning to meet personal needs and being able to use tomorrow what’s learned today. 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. It is designed to meet the needs of their interests. Technology is often the area of most needed concern.

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

Edsurge

Few experiences are as invigorating as learning new things, meeting old friends and making future ones—across locations familiar and exotic. 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. Education Technology Events Community

The Chasm Grows: Public versus Private

Tech Helpful

The desire to mend this chasm started working on me thanks to Edcamp Gigcity. Greg Bagby, the coordinator for educational technology for Hamilton County, Tennessee schools has always been a friend and resource for me. My heart is burdened.

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.

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 was a great day, filled with fun, learning, discussions, connections, and meeting some members of my PLN in person finally. I highly recommend Edcamps!

A PD Perspective

My Island View

All of this suggests to me that a Power Point presentation delivered by someone who may be lacking knowledge of effective Power Point delivery fails to meet the needs of adult learners. These coaches are often regular teachers with a penchant for technology and a collaborative mindset.

Is Edu Connected Collaboration Just Whistling In The Wind?

My Island View

My building connections no longer served me well enough to meet my needs. Educators would come to these groups to discuss topics that we were all interested in, but were not being discussed in faculty rooms or faculty meetings or not even in the provided Professional Development sessions.

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Is Edu Connected Collaboration Just Whistling In The Wind?

My Island View

My building connections no longer served me well enough to meet my needs. Educators would come to these groups to discuss topics that we were all interested in, but were not being discussed in faculty rooms or faculty meetings or not even in the provided Professional Development sessions.

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A PD Perspective

My Island View

All of this suggests to me that a Power Point presentation delivered by someone who may be lacking knowledge of effective Power Point delivery fails to meet the needs of adult learners. These coaches are often regular teachers with a penchant for technology and a collaborative mindset.

Finishing Strong by Taking Chances?

Tech Helpful

m a firm believer that coding can support any curriculum due to the fact that it naturally teaches sequencing, coding gives access to technology, gives students a life skill, and coding teaches thinking. Don't have access to technology? The free version will meet your needs just fine!

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Professional Development Excitement.is it possible?

Tech Helpful

As an instructional technologist I see many different personalities of educators when I’m introducing new technology ideas. It is my goal to meet a teacher where their comfort level is and take them to the next step.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Come by the PowerSchool booth 2918 to meet me in person. I am a retired educator in Phoenix AZ and love spending my time supporting teachers with the use of technology in their classrooms. LIVE webinars and am an organizer for the K12 Online Conference and EdCamp Phoenix.

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The Conversation We Need To Have With Leadership

Teacher Reboot Camp

This year, many of us will spend hours in school meetings feeling demotivated, bored, unappreciated, and stressed. Therefore, I’m sending you on a mission to have a conversation with your leadership about changing how meetings are organized at your school.

Podcasting How To’s and Tips with Jeff Bradbury and Vicki Davis

The CoolCatTeacher

We’ve been doing this for seven years now, and it’s been a great opportunity to not only meet people but have people on the show and share their stories. Six months later, I got an email from this random person that said, “Hey, I just wanted to let you know… We’re here at EdCamp Buffalo.

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Today’s Classrooms Should Be About Flexible Teaching—Not Furniture

Edsurge

At the end of June a group of passionate, dedicated educators gathered for one of New Jersey’s last EdCamps of the 2017 school year. It’s like fixating on the technology with considering how we can best use these tools. As I noticed these changes I also realized I needed to refine my methods of instruction to better meet the needs of my students. It behooves us as educators to meet our students where they are. Education Technology Technology Tips Technology in School

Taking Control Of Your Professional Development

The Web20Classroom

He is engaging in the classroom, works very hard to meet the needs of all his students and regularly reflects on his teaching to understand his strengths and weaknesses. Edcamps can help fill that void. Recently I was talking to a teacher friend of mine.

My EdcampNJ Highlights

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Photo Credit: Kevin Jarrett High & Low-tech for Optimal Learning Not only teachers able to share ways to integrate technology in the classroom, but I also learned some low-tech techniques as well. Keep those eyes peeled at Edcamp-- resources can be found anywhere!

Thinking About Redefining Professional Development

The Web20Classroom

As a former Director of Instructional Technology my job was to provide technology embedded professional development (PD) to a district of 4000 teachers. The traditional forms of sit-and-get PD are giving way to MOOCs, webinars, Edcamps and flipped learning.

5 Innovative ways for teachers to connect with other teachers

Neo LMS

Collaboration is one of the most valued features of meeting with other teachers, and projects such as EdCamp have demonstrated how successful this informal style of unconference can be in inspiring and enabling teachers.

The Importance of Relationships, Voice and Digital Leadership #EdCampUSA

Shake Up Learning

Great group shot of #edcampusdoed w/ @arneduncan pic.twitter.com/oex1G4cNcg — Zac Chase (@MrChase) May 29, 2015 #EdCampUSA On Friday, May 29, I had the privilege to attend #EdCampUSA (aka EdCamp DOED) in Washington D.C. This was no ordinary EdCamp. This EdCamp was held at the U.S.

Is PD only required for teachers harmful?

My Island View

The best example I can think of is the Edcamp movement. The driving force behind the Edcamp model is the need that educators have to learn more about their profession in a world that is changing more rapidly than the education system can deal with.

Google Tips for Instructional Coaches and Tech Coaches

Shake Up Learning

As an Instructional or Technology Coach, we have a lot to do on a daily basis. . Perla Zamora : I created an index with a list of the main topics such as Administrative Documents & Folders (forms, reports, procedures, yearbook folder, meetings w/parents minutes, etc.),

Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

How can schools and districts systemically create a vision of teaching and learning that’s personal, authentic, relevant, and harnesses the power of technology? Non-traditional forms of professional learning such as the use of social media and Edcamps are valued, not dismissed.