EdCampIowa

The solutions reside within us

2014 SESSIONS AND OTHER INFO

NORTHEAST (Cedar Falls)

Sessions and notes


SOUTHEAST (Bettendorf)

Sessions and notes


CENTRAL (Pleasant Hill)

Sessions and notes


NORTHWEST (Storm Lake)

Sessions and notes

Building map

Scott's slide deck


SOUTHWEST (Red Oak)


Follow along at #edcampiowa

Save the date: EdCampIowa 2014 is on Saturday, March 8!


With 5 locations, EdCampIowa is the biggest EdCamp event in the country! (location/registration info is below)


  • Northeast - AEA 267 (Cedar Falls)
  • Southeast - Bettendorf High School (Bettendorf)
  • Northwest - Buena Vista University Forum (Storm Lake)
  • Southwest - Red Oak High School (Red Oak)
  • Central - Southeast Polk Junior High School (Pleasant Hill)

FIVE locations. ONE day of powerful learning.

EdCampIowa is for educators, students, parents, board members, policymakers, community members, and anyone that cares about education. Laptops, tablets, smartphones, and other electronic devices are encouraged. Oh, and it's FREE!


Never been to an EdCamp? Watch the video and read the information below!

EdCamp

What is an EdCamp?

EdCamp sessions are NOT 'sit and get' presentations. EdCamps are about discussion and thinking and problem-solving. We build the agenda first thing in the morning and then spend the rest of the day talking, sharing, and learning. Come prepared to participate!


Do some of the questions below resonate with you? If so, then you are a prime candidate for EdCampIowa. Join us for what may be your most powerful day of learning all year!


  • What is the future of learning? And what implications does it have for how we do teaching and schooling?
  • What if we didn't have class periods?
  • How can we help kids think more deeply?
  • Are high school diplomas and university degrees still necessary for credentialing?
  • What percentage of teachers' work will be replaced by learning software, online classes, virtual tutors, and/or robots?
  • How can schools better empower students' agency and voice?
  • What are some great learning technologies for students in math (or P.E. or science or ...)?
  • If we could rebuild from scratch how we do school, what might it look like?
  • What kinds of state-level educational policies do we need?
  • If we organized our calendar around hours instead of days (as new laws permit), what new things could we do that would be amazing?
  • How can we keep from feeling overwhelmed all of the time?
  • What if we didn't ignore that most of the time students are bored?
  • How can we take better advantage of our new digital learning spaces to improve professional development?
  • What if students were in charge of school discipline?
  • How can we better learn from other educators and schools?
  • Do students still need to memorize anything?
  • How can we make standards-based grading work in MY school?
  • What might school look like if students were in charge of teaching at least 20% of the time?
  • What is getting in the way of us changing faster?
  • How can preschool and elementary students use digital tools in powerful ways?
  • What are better ways to involve our parents and community with our students?
  • Do we really need grades?
  • What would school look like if we didn't have administrators?
  • How is the Common Core different from what we're doing now?
  • What if students got to choose what they worked on?
  • Are tablets or Chromebooks viable 1:1 devices?
  • How can we better facilitate school-university partnerships?
  • What might be some ways that our students could REALLY contribute to their community?
  • Is problem-based learning all it's touted to be?
  • What has to go in order to make competency-based student progression work?
  • In a multimedia world, what is the future of reading?
  • and many, many more...


I'm in! What else do I need to know?

Dress is casual. Wear whatever's comfy.


Registration is FREE. Internet access will be provided. Some locations will provide lunch. Some locations also will be having a food drive. Find your location below for more information.

EdCampIowa NORTHEAST

Saturday, March 8th, 8:30am-3:30pm

AEA 267 office, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls, IA, United States


160 max participants

Food drive location



Register for the NORTHEAST location


Questions? Contact Jerry Schnabel, jschnabel@aea267.k12.ia.us, @jschnabel, 319-268-7638


NORTHEAST Agenda

8:30am to 9:20am - Welcome and initial planning

9:30am to 10:20am - Session 1

10:30am to 11:20am - Session 2

11:30am to 12:50pm - Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm to 1:50pm - Session 3

2:00pm to 2:50pm - Session 4

3:00pm to 3:30pm - Wrap-Up (what did we learn? what next?)

EdCampIowa SOUTHEAST

Saturday, March 8th, 8:30am-3:30pm

Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th Street, Bettendorf, IA, United States


200 max participants

Food drive location



Register for the SOUTHEAST location


Questions? Contact Jimmy Casas, jcasas@bettendorf.k12.ia.us, @casas_jimmy, 563-332-7001


SOUTHEAST agenda

8:15am to 8:45am - Registration
8:45am to 9:20am - Welcome and initial planning
9:30am to 10:20am - Session 1
10:30am to 11:20am - Session 2
11:30am to 12:20pm - Session 3
12:20pm to 1:05pm - Lunch (provided)
1:15pm to 2:05pm - Session 4
2:15pm to 3:05pm - Session 5
3:15pm to 3:30pm - Wrap-Up (what did we learn? what next?)


EdCampIowa NORTHWEST

Saturday, March 8th, 8:30am-3:30pm

College Avenue & W 3rd Street, Storm Lake, IA 50588


200 max participants

Food drive location

Buena Vista University, Siebens Building, The Forum


Register for the NORTHWEST location


Questions? Contact Scott McLeod, dr.scott.mcleod@gmail.com, @mcleod, 707-722-7853

NORTHWEST agenda

8:30am to 9:20am - Welcome and initial planning
9:30am to 10:20am - Session 1
10:30am to 11:20am - Session 2
11:30am to 12:20pm - Session 3
12:20pm to 1:05pm - Lunch (provided)
1:15pm to 2:05pm - Session 4
2:15pm to 3:15pm - Session 5
3:15pm to 3:30pm - Wrap-Up (what did we learn? what next?)

EdCampIowa SOUTHWEST

Saturday, March 8th, 8:30am-3:30pm

Red Oak High School, 2011 N 8th St, Red Oak, Iowa 51566, United States


250 max participants



Register for the SOUTHWEST location


Questions? Contact Maryann Angeroth, mangeroth@ghaea.org, @mangeroth, 712-366-0503


SOUTHWEST agenda

8:30am to 9:20am - Welcome and initial planning

9:30am to 10:20am - Session 1

10:30am to 11:20am - Session 2

11:30am to 12:50pm - Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm to 1:50pm - Session 3

2:00pm to 2:50pm - Session 4

3:00pm to 3:30pm - Wrap-Up (what did we learn? what next?)

EdCampIowa CENTRAL

Saturday, March 8th, 8:30am-3:30pm

Southeast Polk Junior High School, 8325 NE University Ave, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327, United States


200 max participants



Register for the CENTRAL location


Questions? Contact Jamie Fath, jamie.fath@southeastpolk.org, @jamiefath, 515-650-1821



CENTRAL agenda

8:30am to 9:20am - Welcome and initial planning
9:30am to 10:20am - Session 1
10:30am to 11:20am - Session 2
11:30am to 12:50pm - Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm to 1:50pm - Session 3
2:00pm to 2:50pm - Session 4
3:00pm to 3:30pm - Wrap-Up (what did we learn? what next?)

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