5 Ways to Be Intentional in the Design of Your Edcamp By Dr. Jennifer Williams, Edcamp Tampa Bay Organizer, @JenWilliamsEdu “How might we create an Edcamp experience that best meets the needs of all of our attendees?”  With a goal of providing an equitable, accessible, and enjoyable experience for our Edcampers, this is a...
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...
Submitted by Cynthia Leatherwood, Outreach Manager at the Edcamp Foundation. The first year of our new District Initiative is completed. It was an awesome year full of learning for me and the districts! I am thankful to have the opportunity to...
IMG_6255.JPG PBS Edcamps are bringing PK-3 teachers together in the spirit of collaboration and meaningful conversations around educating early learners. Our Edcamp in Billings, MT hosted 43 teachers from early...
The Edcamp Foundation would like to congratulate our 43 Impact Grant awardees! Each awardee demonstrated a want to increase professional development within their communities and we are excited to see these projects implemented! This was one of our...
I felt like I’d been shot from a cannon. Edcamp was the crescendo of a story I’d already begun telling. The energy in the room was palpable, and I felt like a lightning rod in a thunderstorm. I had big ideas about how to organize lessons...
The Edcamp Foundation has reposted this blog with permission from Kathi's Integration Innovation blog.  Someone shared this video with me this morning, and I haven’t been able to get the song out of my head ever since.  I’m pretty sure I...
The Edcamp Foundation supports teacher reading over the summer. Dristay Torres offers a number of books here that have inspired her call to teaching. Read more of their posts at https://knowledgeforeternity.wordpress.com/ There are a lot of...
As the Edcamp Foundation continues to grow, it recognizes the value of identifying and documenting not only the impact of the Edcamp movement, but the impact of it’s programs within the community. For this reason, the Edcamp Foundation is...
Removing the fear for students and parents about grades during the learning process has brought me one step closer to the idea of achieving a gradeless environment where learning is the focus instead of points while ensuring that all students...
Hillsborough County held its own EdCamp with a gathering of 123 dedicated and interested EdCamp attendees to learn new things or share their years of experience. In the EdCamp tradition campers gathered to enjoy breakfast and build the board of...
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Check out the session board from the Edcamp. Since we hosted two Edcamps simultaneously in two locations, we did our opening together had our session board on Padlet so attendees at both sites could see all the topic ideas.  Here's the link. ...
DSC_0022.JPG Edcamp Encore is an unconference day, with a focus. It is organized to further the learning that started at an Edcamp. Edcamp Encore is an opportunity for educators to learn more about a topic they...
Booksnaps allow students to mark the text with Snapchat or Snapchat "features". There is brain research behind it. Booksnaps help students with retention, comprehension and engagement while marking the text. In a nutshell, Booksnaps combines...
The idea for Edcamp EdPrep blossomed recently at a large teacher education. I was talking with a number of teacher educators from the University of Central Oklahoma. We were sharing how the conference just did not offer enough opportunities to...
In this post, we share this activity from Bill Fitzgerald which can be used as a jumping off point for discussions of data privacy and security for teachers and students alike.  Privacy and Security Exercise Do this exercise with your phone,...

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