What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?
PD Coordinator @Yukon Public Schools
How are you involved in education?
I have a very unique role here in Yukon. I basically get to be the “boots on the ground” trainer for teachers when it comes to new curriculum initiatives, tech strategies, classroom management, YOU NAME IT!
What does your ideal school or classroom look like?
10:1 ratio, integrated curriculum, project based assessments, active, slightly chaotic, year-round, 1:1 for kiddos, no textbooks, units built around student driven dicussions and interests.
If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?
Designing media driven, project-based lessons that still align to standards-based goals.
We need your help getting the word out about EdCampOKC on February 23rd! We’re now 18 days out, and we have about 50 people registered – We’ve got room for 250 more! This is a fantastic professional development opportunity in the Oklahoma City area, and it’s 100% FREE for attendees! Our first EdCampOKC will be held at Yukon High School.
Please help spread the word to the education stakeholders in your schools and communities. You can also follow @EdCampOKC or #EdCampOKC on Twitter for the latest information. Registration and more information about the conference are available on www.EdCampOKC.org. I hope to see you there!
Our entire meeting was recorded and is available on YouTube, but we’ve edited/removed the first seven minutes of “getting set” as everyone got logged in and connected. (YouTube’s option to edit and “trim” posted videos is wonderful!) The recording is 56 minutes long.
In addition to confirming everyone’s desire to move forward with our February 23rd date (now just 43 days away) we discussed committee assignments for sponsors, PR, website/social media, t-shirts, food, and more. We are going to continue meeting on Thursday nights from 7-8 pm CST each week leading up to our February 23rd conference. Please join us if you’d like to help. Join our Google+ Community and RSVP for our next Google Air / Hangout Event linked there.
Please make plans to join us for EdCampOKC on Saturday, February 23, 2013 in Yukon, Oklahoma! Let all the educators in and near Oklahoma know as well so they can plan to attend. The price is right for this great day of high quality, teacher-led professional development: FREE!
The location for our first EdCampOKC has been confirmed! We’ll meet on Saturday, Feburary 23rd at Yukon High School. Please mark your calendar, save the date, and tell your friends! We’ve held off letting people know about EdCampOKC until our location was confirmed. In upcoming weeks we’ll be posting more info about organizer meetings. If you’d like to get involved and help, please submit our Volunteer form.
What would you like to hear about at EdCamp OKC? What would you like to talk about? This is EdCamp, so feel free to stray from “traditional” presentation models – what would really help all participants get the most out of each session? Share your ideas in the comments below. (Hat tip to edcamp philly and edcamp detroit for this idea!)
The date for the first EdCampOKC has been set for Saturday, February 23, 2013. Please mark your calendar and save the date! Please check out the videos on our “About” page to learn more about the EdCamp model.
We are looking for volunteers to help organize EdCamp OKC, please visit our Volunteer page to learn how you can be involved and sign up.