Sunday, April 19, 2015

EdCamps! Challenge 15

This weekend I was able to help organize and host my third EdCamp (EdCampNavasota).  I absolutely love EdCamps. For those of you who may not know what an EdCamp is or have never been to one here's a great video for you to check out:

EdCamps are known as an UnConference.  They're completely participant driven.  So much so that the schedule isn't even designed until the day of, and it's based completely after what YOU want to learn about.

My favorite part about EdCamp though?  It's not about presentations.  It's all about conversations.

And even if you can't be at a local EdCamp, there are EdCamps happening every single weekend!  You can just look on twitter and see so many great EdCamp hashtags and you can learn from the EdCamps without even being able to attend one in person!  You can see all what learning happened at the EdCampNavasota this weekend by checking out #EdCampNavasota on Twitter!

So what is your challenge this week?  Well it takes on two parts.

1.  If you've been to an EdCamp, share why you enjoyed it and one thing you learned using the #EduLS hashtag.

2.  The second part is to FIND an EdCamp to attend OR to organize your own local EdCamp! And share your plans/process with the #EduLS hashtag. (you can find tons of Edcamps HERE)

Organizing an EdCamp is not a complicated process and doesn't take a ton of time.  Surround yourself with a great team and it's easy!  You can find tons of information and help on

So there's this week's challenge!  Don't be afraid to reach out to other people who've done EdCamps as well to get ideas or help!  So what are you waiting for???  Find an EdCamp near you (or organize your own) and get to learning!

1 comment:

  1. Todd,

    Great challenge! We recently hosted a StuCamp. We followed all of the guidelines of an EdCamp, but put all of the decision making in the hands of the students. It was awesome. Topics were outstanding! We had brain breaks between sessions and a makerspace after lunch. Great fun.