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Andrew Williamson

Why An Unconference? - Meeting Of The Minds Unconference Blog - 8 views

    Looking for a conference with a difference? What story do you have to tell? The #motm13 Unconference is built around stories for the purpose of making strong connections with other passionate educators who are integrating ICT with pedagogy.
Roland Gesthuizen

Edcamps: The New Professional Development - Finding Common Ground - Education Week - 29 views

  • It typically takes a group of people to organize the event. They come up with a common theme of what they want the Edcamp to focus on and then they invite educators from around the school, district or state to attend and present. Attendees do not all have to present but some Edcamps encourage it.
  • Edcamps are about building an educational community and sharing best practices. Camps are known for bring diverse people together for a common good and Edcamps have the same goal in mind.
    "Imagine an unconference. No keynote speaker. No proposal deadlines 6 months before a conference takes place. In fact, take it a step further and think of a conference where there is no need to pay a fee. This type of unconference is called an Edcamp and it's a trending idea in education around the world."
A Gardner

Unconference: Revolutionary professional learning | Powerful Learning Practice - 136 views

  • Unconferences matter because they harness the power of authentic learning.
  • as adults we are so unused to seeing democratic, generative thinking, live, in action.
    • A Gardner
      Our teaching should reflect our learning
  • moving from expert-driven learning to self-authorized learning.
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  • expert voices are already among us.
  • ifferentiation is as important for adults
  • adult learning occurs when it is personal, social and voluntary

Planning the Unconference - Meetings And Conventions - 59 views

    a growing number of forward-thinking meeting professionals are proving, conferences can be better. "Unconferences" are formats that make meetings interactive, engaging and a whole lot more fun.
    "Unconferences" are formats that make meetings interactive, engaging and a whole lot more fun. 
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