Edcamp and Why It Matters for Your Learning
Participate and share : Forum
Tuesday, June 25, 4:45–6:45 pm
Location: Ballroom A: Level 3 (access from escalators in Registration area in Grand Hall on Level 2)
Adam Bellow Kelli Coons Hadley Ferguson Dr. Dr. Kari Stubbs
Experience the movement that’s changing professional development around the world, shifting away from the traditional “sit-and-get” model to collaborative and educator-driven conversations. Learn from national organizers about the history and impact of Edcamp, take part in a mini-Edcamp, and leave with a toolkit for YOUR community!
|Audience:||Teachers, Principals/head teachers, Professional developers|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Topic:||Professional learning models|
|ISTE Standards:||For Administrators:
Excellence in Professional Practice
Participants will be introduced to the Edcamp model and explore its history and growth.
Participants will experience participant-driven professional learning.
They will obtain the necessary tools to organize and host an Edcamp themselves.
Challenge: Teachers unengaged in their own professional learning due to it being based on "Sit and Get" experiences. The lack of teacher agency makes creating student agency in the classroom all the more challenging.
Tools: All things Google for collaborative session board building and shared notes
Brief history of the Edcamp movement: tenets and growth
Explanation of the process of building an Edcamp
Discussion of strategies for building a session board
Session topic generation from participants
Session Board building by participants
Group discussion of experience of Edcamp conversations and its possible uses for the participants, their schools and districts
Kelli Coons is currently in her second year as a Dynamic Learning Project Coaching Fellow through Spartanburg District 1. With 12 years in education, Kelli has worked as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, and technology coach. Kelli is passionate about interactive professional development, effective technology integration, and student engagement. As one of the organizers of Edcamp Greenville in South Carolina, Kelli believes most strongly in teacher voice and choice through professional learning.