May 11, 2013

edCamp MKE

May 11, 2013 Photo of the day: "edCamp Milwaukee"

When my alarm went off at 5:00 am, I found it hard to give up a Saturday in May rather than getting ready for sailing season or working in my garden, but edCamp Milwaukee was definitely worth it! The idea of of an "unconference" without an agenda of topics and speakers was difficult for me, but after experiencing my first edCamp, I am convinced that this is an excellent model for staff development. Participants propose informal sessions that evolve as ideas and questions are shared. edCamp Milwaukee was an incredibly overwhelming day of learning and sharing with three hundred very intelligent and generous educators from around Wisconsin and northern Illinois. I have so many new ideas to share with my colleagues and with you: Follow #edcampMKE on Twitter or visit The schedule contains embedded Google Docs of notes and resources for most of the sessions.