What is an EdCamp?
Save the date for Catholic EdCamp DMV 11/3/2018
at St. Matthias in Lanham, MD
Free, organic, participant-driven, un-conferences that empower educators to maximize professional learning experiences and peer networks.
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The ADW had their 1st Edcamp and it was a huge success! We look forward to having many more in the future.
Save the date for February 23, 2019! More details to come.
Link to our sessions board, notes, and smackdown resources
from EdCamp ADW : Febrary 10, 2018
IF you attended EdCamp Adw on 2/10/18 you are eligible for Edcamp Foundation 's Fall 2018 Impact Grants.
The Impact Grants program was designed to help educators who want to build upon what they learned at an Edcamp and further their learning and classroom practice.
• Impact Grants provide $500 to selected applicants whose proposal strongly details how the grant will:
• further a teacher's professional learning
• implement an idea in the classroom/school
• provide a transfer of learning to colleagues
• Impact Grants focus on increasing a teacher's capacity to bring about change in the classroom and/or school.
• Impact Grants demonstrate the positive impact Edcamp has on educators, their classrooms, schools, and students.
For more information about Impact Grants click here.
WHAT HAPPENS AT AN EDCAMP
Educators arrive on the day of the Edcamp, ready to share ideas for topics of discussions, during the sessions. At least a half hour is devoted to introductions and allowing everyone in attendance a chance to suggest a topic or question to be added to the schedule. Educators then look to the finalized schedule and decide which sessions they will attend, based on their interest and experience. Sessions are participant-driven, meaning everyone joins in the discussion; attendees are encouraged to share ideas, methods, and listen to others for key information for their personlized teacher development. There are no prepared presentations.
OUTCOMES OF AN EDCAMP
The gains from attending an Edcamp are enormous. Educators and administrators exposed to the model are more satisfied, learn more, and feel more supported after attending an Edcamp. Nearly 70% of all participants report learning at least 4 or more ideas to implement in their classrooms, and 23% report learning over 10! Both administrators and educators agree that the Edcamp model is more productive and valuable then traditional, presentation-oriented professional development, and at least 97% of all attendees develope beneficial contacts at each Edcamp, making it one of the most worthwhile networking events for educators out there. Due to the positive outcomes the Edcamp model has shown, as well as it’s cost-free standard, 80% of administrators who are exposed to the model approve of its implementation and use it as a means of professional development credit for their teachers. This untraditional method continues to gain support and is sponsored through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Currently at least 500 Edcamps happen every year around the world and the movement continues to grow every year.