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Celebrate a Decade of Edcamp!

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Wednesday, December 2, 5:00–5:45 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
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The Amazing PD Race: PD With a bit of EdVenture

Adam Bellow  
Hadley Ferguson  

In 2010, the Edcamp model was born, giving teachers the power to direct their learning, moving away from the sit-and-get model to one of collaboration and conversation. Come and experience the power of Edcamp. Learn its history and participate in its magic.

Audience: Teachers, Principals/head teachers, Professional developers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Teacher education
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Dedicate planning time to collaborate with colleagues to create authentic learning experiences that leverage technology.
  • Pursue professional interests by creating and actively participating in local and global learning networks.
For Education Leaders:
Connected Learner
  • Develop the skills needed to lead and navigate change, advance systems and promote a mindset of continuous improvement for how technology can improve learning.
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will be introduced to the Edcamp model and explore its history and growth.
Participants will learn the impact of the model on the teachers who attend, as demonstrated through the latest data collection.
Participants will experience participant-driven professional learning
They will obtain the tools necessary to organize and host an Edcamp themselves: building a session board, sparking conversations, marketing.
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.


20 mins.
Brief history of the Edcamp movement: tenets and growth
Survey of latest data and ways the model has evolved to meet different needs
Explanation of the process of building an Edcamp
Discussion of strategies for building a session board
20 mins.
Session topic generation from participants
Session Board building by participants
30 mins.
Two Edcamp Sessions
20 mins.
Group discussion of experience of Edcamp conversations and its possible uses for the participants, their schools and districts

Supporting research

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Adam Bellow, Breakout EDU
Hadley Ferguson, Edcamp Foundation

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