This past Saturday I attended my 4th EdCamp. It was, as expected, a great day of personalized, “me-led” learning. I’ve written about EdCamp before, and this year was a similar experience. The highlight for me this time around was getting to see the Makerspace that is present (and very well used!) in Grand Center Arts Academy. At past Edcamps (last year even, I think), I learned more about how a Makerspace can be a great place for kids to problem-solve, challenge themselves and work on design thinking. I have even tried it a little bit in my own classroom. I took lots of pictures of the way GCAA used their space, as well as of the signage they have around their room. Boring, I know, but this is a way for me to document their learning so that I can find a way to do the same in Rm. 202 (or maybe even some other place in Robinson School!).
I wish there was a way to explain EdCamp in writing. I am sure there probably is, but for me the best way for you to learn about it is to see for yourself. The day is what you make of it: the sessions you present, the sessions you participate in, the people you talk to, the connections you make. And if you’re lucky like me, you can do it all with people you love: