Digital Promise Brings Edcamps Into Its Tent

Edsurge

For years, organizers of “ Edcamps ,” a popular brand of informal professional development gatherings for teachers, received a resource kit sent by their host organization, the Edcamp Foundation. Edcamp events offered teachers a voice in what they would learn.

Individualized and Personalized Learning

The Principal of Change

Listening to Dr. Yong Zhao recently at a conference, he talked about the idea of “”individualized” and “personalizedlearning. This is how I understood the differences between the two: “individualized” learning is having students go through different paths to get to the same end point. “Personalizedlearning is having students go through their own paths to whatever endpoint they desire.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

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. 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. Here is a great article by Mary Beth Hertz on Edcamp and the unconference idea.

Personalized learning reshapes school PD

District Administration

Coaching, #EdCamps and other education models allow educators to brush up on targeted skills Jessica Terrell Hattiesburg School District designs technology training to empower teachers to take charge of their own professional development by letting them decide what they want to learn, when they want to learn it and how

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

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.

10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

Now you need to take time for yourself and go on some learning adventures of your own! Discover more ways to design engaging distance learning experiences by taking my new accredited graduate course , Online Learning: Best Practices to Leverage the Power of Distance Learning.

"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. While our PD days weren't like the traditional Edcamp style (we actually came up with the choices instead of the teachers making the choices), the teachers found the days to be useful.

The Professional Learning Sweet Spot

A Principal's Reflections

For the better part of my educational career, I always referred to any type of learning to assist me as a teacher or administrator as professional development (PD). For the most part, this consisted of attending mandatory district “PD” days, professional learning communities (PLC)’s or approved off-site experiences such as conferences, workshops, or webinars. In March of 2009, I began to use Twitter, and it was at this time that I began to create a Personal Learning Network (PLN).

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

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.

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. It was an honor and a privilege to represent Chattanooga's Edcamp Gigcity. As I met new edcamp leaders from all over the south I found myself growing with excitement.

New Micro-credentials for Back-to-School Professional Learning

Digital Promise

As part of our robust micro-credential ecosystem, we proudly partner with organizations to provide opportunities for on-demand, personalized professional learning. 21st Century Learning Through Global Education. Edcamp Community at Digital Promise.

What is a Twitter Profile?

My Island View

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. A very important number on that profile is how many tweets the person has tweeted while on Twitter. Of course that is not limited to administrators, but that is one of my personal hot buttons. 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.

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. Many schools and districts are trying to do the right thing by meeting the needs of as many educators as possible when it comes to professional learning. But the reality is most schools and districts are not equipped to personalize the professional development of every educator. Reading blogs as well can have a great impact on our learning.

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. visit our edcamp Wiki page. The people I met at Edcamp have become the active foundation of my Personal Learning network. Are you Jewish and teaching? Are you teaching in a Jewish context like a Day school or synagogue? Do you teach Jewish students?,

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. visit our edcamp Wiki page. The people I met at Edcamp have become the active foundation of my Personal Learning network. Are you Jewish and teaching? Are you teaching in a Jewish context like a Day school or synagogue? Do you teach Jewish students?,

Thinking About Redefining Professional Development

The Web20Classroom

The traditional forms of sit-and-get PD are giving way to MOOCs, webinars, Edcamps and flipped learning. The idea of the flipped faculty meeting means the time normally spent on the boring stuff can be turned into a time to share, learn and grow, together, as a faculty. Check out this blog post to learn more. Traditional PD models can be flipped too, where work is done before to learn basic skills via video or through course work.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

Think of it this way — Some students learn by seeing. Others learn by hearing. Others learn by doing. But no one learns one way. So, when you have many ways of teaching material, nearly every student learns better. We didn’t talk about it with the person next to us. If project based learning works – do it. 2 – Commit to Personal Professional Development. I would keep a list of the next three things I wanted to learn.

How To 213

Let’s Inspire Each Other During #ISTE2016 #NotAtISTE16

Teacher Reboot Camp

All teachers who feel they are on a mission to provide meaningful learning are rockstars in my book. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go. I will also be attending meetups hosted by EduBuncee , Edcamp , Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access , Edutopia , Personalized Learning Educators , SpeakUp , Chrome Warrior , and Amazon Education. On Monday, June 27th, attend the free Dash and Dot Future of Learning party.

How to DIY Your Distance Learning PD

Graphite Blog

But with the coronavirus pandemic disrupting more traditional professional learning opportunities like in-person conferences and workshops, it's time for you to chart your own course. Fortunately, there are plenty of informal ways to learn and grow professionally on your own.

Refill Your Learning Toolbox This Summer

MSEDTechie

For those of us in education, summer is a time for relaxation, reflecting, and also new learning. Whether you are attending a conference like ISTE, or creating your own personalized learning experience, utilizing this “break” to explore new tools and strategies that help expand your teaching toolbox can be very rewarding. Instagram, Twitter, or personalized Facebook groups allow you to create your own learning opportunities, anywhere, and anytime.

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). There are also recurring events—such as EdCamp and Maker Faire—that take place year-round across the country. Here we go again!

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. Whether you are attending a conference like ISTE , or creating your own personalized learning experience, utilizing this “break” to explore new tools and strategies that help expand your teaching toolbox can be very rewarding. Instagram, Twitter, or personalized Facebook groups allow you to create your own learning opportunities, anywhere, and anytime.

What Constitutes Good PD?

A Principal's Reflections

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. This has resulted in fewer and fewer opportunities for educators to attend out of district learning opportunities as there is no funding to support travel, registration fees, and expenses. Will this help my students learn and achieve?

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. How to share learning. LIVE webinars and am an organizer for the K12 Online Conference and EdCamp Phoenix. Stay tuned at the end of the show to learn about their Unified Classroom at ISTE Power School’s Classroom of the Future in room 207 A. Every week day you’ll learn powerful practical ways to be a more remarkable teacher today. Be sure to share what you learn; no matter how or where, give credit.

How To 267

Make A Big Splash Into Summer Learning

MSEDTechie

For those in education, summer is a time for relaxation, reflecting, and also new learning. Whether you are attending a conference like ISTE , or creating your own personalized learning experience, utilizing this “break” to explore new tools and strategies that help expand your teaching toolbox can be very rewarding. Are you using Twitter, Voxer, Skype, Google Hangouts, Facebook, or other social media tools to expand your personal learning network?

The Web20Classroom - Untitled Article

The Web20Classroom

In every facet of our practice there are other educators doing amazing things that we can all learn from. Through the creation of our Personal Learning Network we find smart folks we can learn, share and grow with. The whole purpose of creating a PLN and becoming a Connected Educator is learning to network but also networking to learn. In order to take advantage of all that learning we have to go to where they are. Need to learn on the go?

Make a Big Splash Into Learning This Summer

MSEDTechie

For those in education, summer is a time for relaxation, regrouping, and also new learning. Whether you are attending a conference like ISTE , or creating your own personalized learning experience, utilizing this “break” to explore new technologies and strategies that help expand your teaching toolbox can be very rewarding. Here are some questions to ponder when choosing your summer learning experiences.

TOP 10 Ways To Deliver The Worst PD EVER!

MSEDTechie

Mandating that teachers attend a specific training, and never surveying them to ask what they need, or what they would like to learn. Why is it that we constantly stress the need to differentiate learning for our students, but bundle all teachers into the same learning environment. Instead of ”professional development,” we need authentic, personalized “professional learning opportunities” that improve workflow and foster creativity.

Digital Equity in Rural School Districts

edWeb.net

The goal of digital equity is to ensure that all students have access to devices, high-speed internet, and opportunities to learn both in school and out. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

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. Leading into this Saturday, I had an opportunity to spend most of Friday in the halls of New Milford with students and staff observing the climate and learning throughout the day. Edscape was an incredible learning event for me.

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. ” “Personalized Learning” for educators is something that is gaining more traction in education, and rightfully so. The easiest way to understand if a staff member’s learning is connected to a broader vision is to ask them.