A few weeks ago, I posted a picture of my fun day at an Ed Camp! It was my 3rd Ed Camp to attend and I had some messages and a comment asking what they are!! So, today I wanted to share what an Ed Camp is and how you can use it with other counselors, educators, staff members, and even students!!!!
What is an Ed Camp???
Below is a great definition.
What is really cool about it is that it is NOT a "sit and get." Everyone can interact and ask questions. If you don't like the session, it' more than okay to walk out and go to a different one. It is very laid back and interactive.
As I said, this is my 3rd one. You get out of it what you put in.
- Counselor Specific Ed Camps-this would be a great way to share resources, trade ideas, and grow your PLN
- Campus Ed Camps-teachers could come with areas they need support or things they want to learn more about. As a teacher I would love this because I would feel like I could choose what I go to AND I can get what I need from staff development
- Student Ed Camps-you could have a social/emotional Ed Camp where students could learn about relaxation tips, anger management, and self esteem, (if those are the areas they are interested in). You could give a topic and they could create the sessions!
I will be at a conference this week in Orlando and I hope to participate in an Ed Camp there!!
Another thing I wanted to share with you all is a new blog me and my principal/mentor/friend created! It is called Principals with Purpose. We wanted to start it because we both share the same educational beliefs and wanted a way to continue to collaborate with each other because we know we won't always be able to be at the same campus. There is some good stuff, y'all! She is awesome and I learn so much each day from her. You can check it out HERE.
See it HERE or below
Next on the blog, I have a OOTD (Outfit of the Day) post and my 5 favorite items of the month!!! Make it a great week....you are AMAZING!