EdCampIowa

The solutions reside within us

EdCampIowa is on Saturday, February 13, 2016

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


  • Northeast - Western Dubuque High School (Epworth)
  • Southeast - Iowa BIG / Iowa Startup Accelerator (Cedar Rapids)
  • Northwest - Buena Vista University (Storm Lake)
  • Southwest - Abraham Lincoln High School (Council Bluffs)
  • Central - Ames Middle School (Ames)


WANT EDCAMPIOWA SHIRTS OR OTHER GEAR?

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!

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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!


  • How can we create an awesome teacher leadership system in our district?
  • 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?
  • How can we better advocate for the needs of educators and schools with policymakers?
  • 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?
  • Will teachers be replaced by learning software, online classes, virtual tutors, and/or robots?
  • 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 education work?
  • In a multimedia world, what is the future of reading?
  • and many, many more...
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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. Most locations will be having a food drive. Find your location below for more information.

EdCampIowa NORTHEAST

Saturday, Feb. 13th, 8:30am-3:30pm

302 5th Avenue Southwest

Epworth, IA


160 max participants

Lunch is provided


Register for the NORTHEAST location


Questions? Contact Dan Butler, dan.butler@wdbqschools.org, @danpbutler, 563-580-1748

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, Feb. 13th, 8:15am-3:30pm

Iowa BIG / Iowa Startup Accelerator, 415 12th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

150 max participants

Lunch is provided


EdCampIowa Southeast occurs in the heart of Cedar Rapids' NewBo neighborhood. Lots of shopping and entertainment to enjoy after the event!


Register for the SOUTHEAST location


Questions? Contact Trace Pickering, tpickering@cr.k12.ia.us, @tracepick, 319-540-4594

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, Feb. 13th, 8:15am-3:30pm

Anderson Auditorium, W 3rd Street and College Avenue, Storm Lake, IA 50588, United States

Storm Lake, IA

120 max participants

Food drive location

Lunch is on your own


Register for the NORTHWEST location


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

NORTHWEST agenda

8:45am to 9:10am - Registration
9:10am to 9:40am - Welcome and initial planning
9:50am to 10:50am - Session 1
11:00am to 12:00pm - Session 2
12:00pm to 1:00pm - Lunch on your own
1:05pm to 2:05pm - Session 3
2:15pm to 3:15pm - Session 4
3:15pm to 3:30pm - Wrap-Up (what did we learn? what next?)

EdCampIowa SOUTHWEST

Saturday, Feb. 13th, 8:30am-3:30pm

1205 Bonham Street

Council Bluffs, IA

Abraham Lincoln High School

250 max participants

Food Drive! Bring canned/boxed foods for Micah House!

Lunch is on your own


Register for the SOUTHWEST location


Questions? Contact Judy Griffin, judy@ghaea.org or on Twitter @judygriffinaea

844-366-0503 x5210

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, Feb. 13th, 8:30am-3:30pm

3915 Mortensen Road

Ames, IA


200 max participants

Food drive location

Lunch is on your own


Register for the CENTRAL location


Questions? Contact Patrick Donovan, patrick.donovan@ames.k12.ia.us, @donovanscience, 515-207-9722

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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Materials from EdCampIowa 2015

Google Site (all locations)

Materials from EdCampIowa 2014

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)


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