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.

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!

9 Ways to Upgrade Professional Learning in Your District

Tom Murray

The notion of “effective professional learning” is something that has been discussed for decades. A comparison in the philosophies of today’s school districts yields results that falls across a continuum of who controls the learning. Learning Should be Anytime, Anywhere. .

Run your meetings edcamp style: The un-faculty faculty meeting

eSchool News

That’s why administrators and teacher leaders should transform faculty meetings into engaging professional development (PD) opportunities. Want to take it even further with engaging, interactive professional learning community (PLC)-style faculty meetings?

Celebrating edcamp, libcamp, unconference

NeverEndingSearch

For me, it’s been an unconferency kinda week–a celebration of the informal, participant-driven learning experiences that have made huge impact on professional learning culture. edcamp professional development unconference

Participate.com: Your toolbelt for professional learning

NeverEndingSearch

Participate.com allows us to pull all of this goodness together for ourselves and for the learning communities we serve. Before we can develop students’ digital literacy, we must first equip teachers with the tools they need to create authentic learning experiences in their classrooms.

10 reasons why you’ll love Edcamp as much as I do

eSchool News

Have you ever been in a professional learning (PL) experience where you don’t keep looking at the time, checking Facebook, or texting people? I spend several Saturdays a year at an Edcamp , an unconference-style professional development (PD) for all educators.

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? He was very disinterested in school and learning in general.

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.

The 13-Strategy Checklist to Invite Diversity Into Professional Learning Opportunities

The Innovative Educator

Learn from and converse with a diverse collection of colleagues by following, liking, and responding to them. 11) Empower staff Supervisors can be mindful to allocate days (5 - 10 per year) for staff to attend professional learning opportunities. However, I am still learning.

How Kristen Swanson Applies Her Classroom Experience to Lead ‘Professional Learning’ at Slack

Edsurge

What’s a typical day like for the director of learning at Slack, the fast-growing messaging app that aims to eliminate the need for e-mail? She began her career as a third-grade teacher, later served as director of technology for a school district, then directed a research department at BrightBytes, which helps K-12 administrators and school leaders align school spending with learning outcomes. Pull Learning'. Each learning experience is brief, targeted, and modular.

8 Things to Look for in Today’s Professional Learning (Part 1)

The Principal of Change

As I am in the process of going deeper into the topic, someone asked me if this is something that we could do in professional development. To be honest with you, professional learning in many cases needs an overhaul. I reflect, therefore I learn. .

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.

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

Edsurge

Yes, fill your schedule with cookouts and sunbathing, but also make time for some professional development this break. To help you stay sharp while getting that much-needed vitamin D, we have a gathered a list of professional development activities geared towards teachers, offered for free or at relatively low-cost. Click on the pins on the Code.org training map to find a professional development opportunity near you.)

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. consultation professional development

Take Charge of Your Own PL This Summer!

MiddleWeb

Herding educators together for one-size-fits-all professional development often misses the mark of teachers’ real work, says Emily Vickery. Teachers now have tools to tailor their own professional learning "to maximize our growth."

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. professional development

8 Things to Look for in Today’s Professional Learning (Part 2)

The Principal of Change

(This is the second of two parts on professional learning. Connected Learning. Rationale: The opportunities for learning in our world today are immense and we need to take advantage of the opportunities that are presented to us. EDCAMP professional learning day.

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.

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? FRS) , is helping thousands of schools create these types of learning experiences for kids.

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.

Inspired Learning to Get Results Now at #ModelSchools

A Principal's Reflections

Rigorous and Relevant Adult Learning Fuels Rigorous and Relevant Schools Solving ill-structured problems. Daggett calls “Quadrant D” learninglearning experiences that are both rigorous and relevant.

The New Librarian: How to build a face-to-face PLN in 3 easy steps

eSchool News

By now the term professional learning network (PLN) is used very often, but much of the time it refers to the virtual type, meaning our online colleagues and networks. Fast forward a few months and it’s changed my professional life.

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?

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.

Is Edu Connected Collaboration Just Whistling In The Wind?

My Island View

This led me to consider making some professional connections out of necessity. 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.

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. Instagram, Twitter, or personalized Facebook groups allow you to create your own learning opportunities, anywhere, and anytime.

Is Edu Connected Collaboration Just Whistling In The Wind?

My Island View

This led me to consider making some professional connections out of necessity. 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.

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Is Edu Connected Collaboration Just Whistling In The Wind?

My Island View

This led me to consider making some professional connections out of necessity. 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.

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Creating Change

The Principal of Change

Creating better ways for our kids and ourselves to learn. April 12, 2016 To Always Be a Learner June 20, 2013 Movie Trailer Learning November 25, 2015 Would you tweet that? One of things that I have been really thinking about is not only embracing change, but educators creating it.

Taking Control Of Your Professional Development

The Web20Classroom

Over the summer teachers were going to go to some professional development in their content area. The district had looked over where the majority of teachers were weak and were going to provide them some learning in those areas. Webinars -Virtual learning is nothing new.

8 Education Books For The Digital Age: The Connected Educator Series #CorwinCE

The Web20Classroom

But if you ask teachers who have never used a social network, blog, or mobile device for learning in their classrooms to discuss connected education, you are likely to be met with blank stares, furrowed eyebrows and shrugged shoulders.

The 6 Truths Of Effective Educators

The Web20Classroom

6 Truths of Effective Teachers View Their Teaching As A Science And An Art- Most educators, early on in their career, have had one of those moments, at the end of a long successful day, realizing that they learned more in those 8 hours than in their previous 4 years of higher education. Effective Educators are never satisfied with where they are in their practice and are constantly seeking to figure out the best ways to teach and the best ways students learn.

Sparking a Culture of Innovation in Northern New Jersey

Digital Promise

From creating academies for student learning in Leonia School District to establishing a STEM program for girls in Wyckoff School District, there is plenty of great work to spotlight and learn from in Northern New Jersey.

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.

3 Steps to Creating Empowered Leadership in Your School

Kyle Pace

All too often in education – whether that be at a conference, in a professional learning workshop, or even at a faculty meeting, we have become used to one person in the room being the “expert”, or the “Oz” around a particular topic.

Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about this program, how you can join in, and how you can become a better mentor. Learn more at coolcatteacher.com/guide. Of course all my mentees, the aspiring leaders have volunteered to do this, too, because they want to learn and they want to grow.

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My EdcampNJ Highlights

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

On December 1st, 2012, educators from NJ and surrounding areas congregated at Linwood Middle School in North Brunswick for EdcampNJ''s free day of professional development. Keep those eyes peeled at Edcamp-- resources can be found anywhere!

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.