||The goal of edcamp Citrus is to bring educators together to discuss pedagogy, classroom strategies/techniques and technology that works.
|Edcamp Design Thinking
||The goal of EdCamp Design Thinking is to promote the 21st century skills: creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and communication as well as entrepreneurship.
||The goal of EdCamp Manatee is to create an environment where teachers can share the pedagogy, classroom/learning strategies and technology that work in their classrooms.
||The goal of Edcamp is to provide teacher-centered, professional development focused on the needs and wants of educators — no agendas, no lectures.
||The goal of EdCamp Leon is to bring educators together to discuss pedagogy, classroom strategies/techniques and technology that works.
||According to the Edcamp founder, Kristen Swanson, the ultimate goal of Edcamp is, “to provide space for teachers to learn from each other. They give everyone a voice and a forum to explore new ideas and strategies.”
|Edcamp London (ON)
||The goal of EdCamp London is to bring administrators, teachers, parents and community members together to share their passions and ideas for better learning.
|South Washington County Schools Workforce Glossary
||The goal of EdCamp is to ensure our professional development training is personalized to what each teacher needs to improve his or her craft.
|20 Inspiring women who are transforming the way kids learn [Blog Post]
||The goal of EdCamp is to "help educators discover new ways of learning and teaching, reigniting their passion in the classroom and passing it on to students across the globe."
||Our goal is to bring educators together to share their passion and ideas for better learning in an open format.
|ISTE: Edcamps are redefining professional learning (by Kristen Swanson)
||It’s about connecting people with purpose and finding new ways to learn.
||The goal is to “make the voice of every teacher heard,”
|3 Reasons why you should attend an edcamp [blog post]
||The goal here is to share information and learn from likeminded educators, not to make money, hawk products, or sell textbooks.
||Teacher collaboration is thus considered by many to be a desirable goal,
||Carpenter, J. P. (2015). Unconference professional development: Edcamp participant perceptions and motivations for attendance. Professional Development in Education, 42(1), 1–22. http://doi.org/10.1080/19415257.2015.1036303
|| Its goal is to assemble forward-thinking educators for a day of conversations, reflection and inspiration.
||Its goal is to assemble forward-thinking school administrators, board of education members, classroom teacher leaders, parents/community members – anyone interested in K-12 education – for a day of conversation, reflection and inspiration.
|Tips for a successful Edcamp [blog post]
||everyone in attendance has the same goal: To provide the best possible educational experience for students.
|Edcamp for world languages
||The national Edcamp Foundation describes the goal of an edcamp as "promoting organic, participant-driven professional development" (http://edcamp.org)
||EdCamps are a great way to take control of your own PD and make some new connections in the process.
|Edcamp Whole Child
||Our goal is to assemble students, teachers, administrators, parent/community members – anyone interested in education – for a day of conversation, reflection, and inspiration
|Edcamp Randolph Middle Schools
||The goal of an EdCamp is to bring educators together to discuss pedagogy, classroom strategies and technology that works.
||the purpose of an edcamp is to bring diverse people together for a set period of time to share ideas within a context
|Edcamp Maryland 2016
||The entire purpose of an Edcamp is for attendees to participate in and receive professional learning in topics and areas that will directly benefit them and their students
|The Joy and Wonder of an Edcamp [blog post]
||The purpose of an edcamp was brought to life as teachers connected.
||The purpose of edcamps is to get everyone sharing their experience with each other and build a Professional Learning Network.
||The purpose of Edcamp Idaho is to provide a venue where Idaho Educators can come together, and be "in charge" of their own professional development.
||The purpose of Edcamp USDOE is to bring together educators and policy makers in open, transparent, authentic conversation.
|Greg McVerry [Tweet]
||A teacher challenges his peers: If PD in your school or district isn't up to par, take matters into your own hands.
Thus the purpose of #edcamp
|Rachelle Dene Poth
||@teachintechgal #tntechchat #edcamp A1 To give opps for personalizd, unstructurd, PD, gives Ts choice, encourages collab, conectn, #pln bldg
||@teachintechgal A1 edcamps are about creating equal conversation about topics that matter. #TnTechChat
|Edcamp leadership: Inspiring Vision [blog post]
||“We build and support a community of empowered learners.”
As the overarching purpose of EdCamp, I believe this mission statement speaks of the vision the strongest.
|NKYEC’s Edcamp provides professional development opportunity for educators — and they turn out
||“The purpose of Edcamp is to give teachers the professional development that they’ve always wanted,”
||The purpose of Edcamp Idaho is to provide a venue where Idaho Educators can come together and be “in charge” of their own professional development.
|EdCamp Druid Hills
||“the purpose of EdCamp is to engage in DIALOGUE between educators”
“EdCamp's vision is create an international network of educators dedicated to participant-driven professional learning for themselves and others that accelerates student growth. “
|Edcamp Vancouver: An “Unconference” for ALL [blog post]
||The purpose of Edcamp is to put a bunch of creative, innovative and dedicated people together to share ideas and improve teaching and educational practices.
|EdCamp Held for NC Teachers
|The purpose of EdCamp is for teachers to learn from one another and to become better professionals in the classroom.
|Edcamp Delta marks a new way to hold conference
||"Organized by a group of leaders that includes teachers, administrators, educational assistants and parents, the purpose of Edcamp Delta is to put creative, innovative and dedicated people together to share ideas on improving teaching and educational practices," say the organizers. - See more at: http://www.delta-optimist.com/news/edcamp-delta-marks-a-new-way-to-hold-conference-1.455700#sthash.MgbTZTNr.dpuf
|Slice of Life #2: The Wrong Question - Reflection on Edcamp Columbus [blog post]
||I believe the purpose of Edcamp is not learning specific new strategies to use in the classroom. It’s about building an understanding of what really matters in the classroom: Empowerment. Involvement. Risk. Relationships.
|My Experience in a New Learning Environment [blog post]
||the purpose of EdCamp is to “empower educators to honor their own expertise. It is designed in a way that encourages peer learning, sharing, and collaboration.”
points to the openness and flexibility of edcamp goals - are “goals” and “theme” used synonymously?
|First: Determine a mission/goal for the event. (Read part 1 of Mary Beth's series on creating an edcamp)
- Who is your target audience?
- What types of discussions would you like your audience to have?
- Engage your audience in conversation so they will attend the event.
- Enlist the help of others--an unconference is hard to put on alone!