We are grateful to The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for funding our mission to build and support communities of empowered educators.  The Edcamp Foundation was founded in 2013 and established an office in 2014 to create a central hub and organizational platform for this grassroots movement of independently-organized Edcamps....
We are grateful to The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for funding our mission to build and support communities of empowered educators.  The Edcamp Foundation was founded in 2013 and established an office in 2014 to create a central hub and...
My favorite part of being a librarian is the opportunity to collaborate with teachers. These partnerships let me get to know my students and colleagues in deeper and more authentic ways. Collaboration is common in certain content areas:...
PBS educators are a passionate bunch. It’s no wonder – we collaborate daily with some passionate characters. You probably know some of them: Sid the Science Kid, Daniel Tiger, Wild Kratts, Arthur, my two favorites, Peg + Cat, and many more....
The 2018-19 District Initiative is in full swing! It started in New Mexico with a 150 person Edcamp at the beautiful Rankin Training Center in Albuquerque. The APS team was trained to be Edcamp Specialists back in April. They have been planning...
In any circle of discussion around education, student voice deserves a seat at the table. Why? It’s simple-- the learning journey, they way every student sees, experiences & feels valued & welcomed as a collaborator within the...
During the 2017-18 school year, one of my colleagues, Merrimac Forsyth, and I created a solar city with a solar panel circuit, a river flowing from a mountain, 3D printed houses designed by our students, and an aquaponic flower garden attached to...
On July 27, 2018, educators across the state of California convened for simultaneous Edcamps taking place at 39 locations across the state. What a powerful demonstration of the positive impact the Edcamp model has on educators! Being part of the...
The Putnam County School System in Tennessee started the school year off a little differently this year by partnering with PBS Station WCTE  to do its 2nd Edcamp as the opening day of in-service! On July 25th 2018, over 850 teachers and...
Changing out bulletin boards was always one of my least favorite tasks as an educator. The task alone took a significant amount of time and it felt like my students’ work was shown for such a short amount of time before switching it all out...
Teachers work in a state of limited supplies. So naturally, teachers will hold on to old materials "just in case." The results are a classroom overstuffed with teaching materials that may no longer be of use. This may even overwhelm your students....
As the research continues to emerge from schoolsand researchers in Australia, New Zealand, and the European Union, it is growing more and more clear that learning environments have a positive impact on engagement, joy, and achievement in schools....
As mentioned by our Executive Director Hadley in the previous newsletter, Edcamp Ukraine took off during the month of July. Check out this beautiful recap video of their experience, and you'll still be amazed even without translation.  ...
On July 20th, Educators came together in Patchogue, NY for Edcamp Leadership New York. It featured a number of great sessions, keep up with them at @EdcampLdrNY. We are excited to see them come back in 2019! (Cover Photo via @kemnitzer3) ...
"Throughout my work this past year with the District Initiative and the PBS Edcamps many Edcampers started using the term “Conversation Starter.” Due to this, I decided to create a quick one page document that can be placed in every break out...
In one of my final posts for Edcamp, I wanted to share some of my own personal writing. This comes from some tips I offered along with Philadelphia Notebook's High School Guide. It is addressed to rising 9th graders and tries to offer them decent...
I want every child to know that when they walk in my room they are seen as an individual, a child, and as a valued member of our community. Creating this environment takes time and begins on day one of the school year. Like most teachers I was...
What I’m trying to do is not so much build a community of learners, but rather a family.  I’ve read a lot about classroom community building through the years and it's been great to see the switch to that from the “professional distance”...
Katherine Schulten at the New York Times, published a longform article that covered the benefits of Edcamps for teachers, including interviews with Edcamp Newark organizer Juli-Anne Benjamin, EdcampSTL founder Robert Dillon, and Edcamp Foundation...
The Hays Daily News sent out reporters to cover the story of the 2018 EdcampKS - Hays, which took place on June 11, 2018.  “To hear how other people are doing it, all age groups, I learned new strategies, new information about something I knew...
The idea of Edcamp Greenville originated in the summer of 2016, after attending the Edcamp Organizers Summit in Atlanta and helping to plan  Edcamp Sparkle in Spartanburg, SC.   I knew this professional development model would be perfect for the...

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