22 January 2019: EdCamp & Professional Learning

Photo by Helloquence on Unsplash

We began our Technology Innovation class today by looking at EdCamp and the benefits that this format has, both as a method of professional learning for teachers and as a form of learning within the classroom. This format allows educators to create personalized discussion sessions that are engaging and learner-driven, and allow participants to share their own experiences and expertise.

To experience the EdCamp model ourselves, we were given time during class to choose education-related topics that we felt were relevant. We each then ‘voted’ on our top three topics of interest, and the top four topics were each given a different location in the MacLaurin building. The topic that I chose to attend was Outdoor Environments, which lead to some great conversations about the varied experiences that we each had during our elementary and secondary years across BC, as well as the experiences that we wanted to eventually change or recreate in our own classrooms.

I think that this is a great way to share learning as educators, and I also like that it can be adapted to utilize within the elementary and middle school classroom. Sharing personal expertise and experiences is a great way to learn, and students always love when they can feel like the ‘expert’ in something!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.