Showing posts with label edcamp foundation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label edcamp foundation. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tell Your Administrators, EdCamp Leadership Happens This Summer

On Sunday I published my video interview with one of the founders of the EdCamp Foundation, Dr. Kristen Swanson. Since then I learned from Kevin Jarrett about EdCamp Leadership.

EdCamp Leadership is an EdCamp for school administrators to connect and share their ideas about school leadership. The event is going to be held on July 26th at the Foundation for Educational Administration (FEA) Administration Conference and Training Center in Monroe Township, New Jersey. Like all EdCamp events, EdCamp Leadership is free and anyone can lead a session about a topic that is important to him or her. You can register for the event here

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Attend an EdCamp This Spring

This was originally going to be a post just about EdCamp Social Studies which is happening next Saturday in Philadelphia, but then I realized that there are a lot of EdCamps happening this spring. You might be wondering what an EdCamp is, the short explanation is that EdCamps are free, informal conferences organized by educators for educators. Anyone can attend and anyone can present. Earlier this month I recorded a short Skype conversation with one of the EdCamp Foundation's founders, Dr. Kristen Swanson. That video is embedded below.

Here's Kristen's TEDx Talk about EdCamp.

I'm currently planning to attend EdCamp Maine on March 31 and EdCamp Boston on April 28. To find an EdCamp in your area or to organize one of your own, visit the EdCamp Foundation wiki.

Monday, September 5, 2011

EdCamps Everywhere! Find One or Host One

EdCamp is a format for hosting free professional development conferences for educators by educators. The concept is that these free events are organized by volunteers who wish to have a gathering of educators to host a day of discussions and presentations. The discussions and presentations are announced that morning by the people in attendance. If you show up at an EdCamp with a presentation you want to give or a discussion you want to facilitate, put it up on the board and if people want to attend your session, you're on.

There have been EdCamps all over the United States this year and there are still more planned for later this year in the US and around the world. You can see the schedule of upcoming events here.

If you would like to host an EdCamp event in your area, the EdCamp Foundation (a non-profit 501 c 3) has fantastic directions to get you started. They've outlined the steps you should take to secure a venue, secure some sponsorship if necessary, promoting your event, and running the actual event.

The EdCamp Foundation is currently seeking some pro-bono legal and accounting assistance. If you know anyone who would be interested in assisting them in that way, please get in touch with them.