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[20 May 2013 ]

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[19 Oct 2012 ]

Ready for another fun (and FREE!) opportunity to learn amongst your peers? Look no further – there’s another EdCamp coming up!
The following is a guest post written by one of EdCamp Baltimore’s organizers, Jess Gartner.
Join Us for EdCamp Baltimore on November 10
Too often, teachers are mandated to sit through professional development training that is irrelevant or useless to their teaching practice. These sessions frequently exhibit exactly the kind of top-down, lecture-style approach that teachers are discouraged from
using in their own classrooms. On Saturday, November 10, educators are invited to …

[5 Jul 2012 ]

The following is a guest blog post from Jeffrey See, one of EdCamp Oshkosh’s organizers. EdCamps are FREE, professional development “unconference” events for educators. You can learn more about EdCamps and see if there is one being organized near you by visiting the official EdCamp wiki.

EdCamp Oshkosh
My first exposure to edcamp came during a weekend in February when I started seeing the #edcampSTL hashtag making its way through my Twitter feed. I eventually found the #edcamp WIKI, and immediately fell in love. The tweets coming out about #edcampSTL made …

[28 Mar 2012 ]

Ready for another fun (and FREE!) opportunity to learn amongst your peers?  Look no further – there’s another EdCamp this weekend!
The following is a guest post written by one of EdCamp Waterloo Region’s organizers, Kim Gill.
EdCamp Waterloo Region is an exciting educational event coming to our area on March 31st. EdCamps have been held in cities right across North America for several years. The basic premise of EdCamp is that it is “free, democratic, participant-driven professional development for teachers”. This video explains it best:

edcamp Waterloo Region Promo Video from GillVille …

[16 Mar 2012 ]

The following is a guest post written by EdCamp Social Studies Co-Organizers, Heather Kilgallon and Suzie Nestico.
Let’s Camp!
Are you doing something amazing in your classroom that engages students and helps them to learn more? Do your students love social studies and love learning in your class? Or, perhaps, you feel stymied or frustrated by the current state of our education system? Do budget cuts and dwindling resources leave you little choice but to teach in isolation?
Join over one-hundred educators, coming from all corners of the country, on …

[2 Mar 2012 ]

Are you ready to learn a lot, meet some new friends, and walk away with tons of ideas you can immediately apply in your classroom? Well take a look at what the folks in Omaha, NE are doing…
The following is a guest post from Josh Allen, one of EdCamp Omaha’s organizers.
EdCamp Omaha
Ever want to see and hear what’s right about education? Need your edu-batteries recharged? There is no better place to do both than an EdCamp.
Let’s say that you just happen to live in the middle part of …

[19 Jan 2012 ]

The following is a guest post from Terie Engelbrecht, one of the EdCamp Chicago organizers.
If you look at the home page for the Edcamp Foundation’s homepage, you’ll see that it says that edcamps are all about “promoting organic, participant-driven professional development for K-12 educators worldwide.” At Edcamp Chicago, being held this year at East Leyden High School in Franklin Park, IL, we aim to provide this type of professional development experience: one that is developed by and for the teachers and administrators that attend, education for educators tailored to …