Also, if you are interested in helping us organize our first PLAYDATE OKC on Saturday, May 10th from 6 – 10 pm at John Marshall High School, please join our organizer team. We’ve had several initial meetings and are now expanding our group to include more people interested in helping.
Did you attend EdCampOKC 2014? Have you attended EdCamp somewhere else? We want to know YOUR answer to the question: WHY EDCAMP?
One of our EdCampOKC 2014 organizers, Anne Beck, has agreed to put together these videos into a longer video we can share in advance of EdCampTulsa on Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Jenks. Here’s what we need you to do to help out!
Record a 15 – 30 second video of yourself answering the question, “Why EdCamp?”
Upload your video to a cloud storage site like DropBox or Google Drive. Set the sharing to public and copy the link to the video file.
Email THE LINK to your video file to annebeck2586 [at] gmail [dot] com by midnight on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
If you have questions about this project or run into trouble, send a tweet to Anne @MrsBeck25. She’ll share the compiled/composite video of submissions soon afterward, most likely by the end of next week so we can use it to help build more interest in EdCampTulsa!
Also, if you haven’t already, please register to attend EdCampTulsa on Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Jenks. Registration is FREE and available via EventBrite. There are 132 registered as of today, and the facility capacity is just 200, so you need to register soon. This may be our first EdCamp event in Oklahoma to sell out! 🙂
A new kind of conference. No presenters. No agendas. Just playing. Explore the things you’ve never had time to explore.
This is a new kind of conference. Think about the last time you attended an EdTech PD, conference or other professional learning event. Oftentimes, we leave full of new knowledge and a list overflowing with new apps, programs and skills to try out. However, once we return to “the real world” many of us lack the time and support to actually try out all of these new tools.
PLAYDATE is a space for us to come together and collaboratively explore these tools we’ve always wanted to learn more about. The concept is to invite educators from around the area to join together on one day, sit in a room for a few hours and just play. They will collaborate to learn about EdTech apps, programs and tools with one another. There are no presenters in the room, no experts and no agenda. Simply time to play, tinker, and explore.
Like EdCamps, PlayDate conferences are now popping up around the United States. The key elements for a successful PlayDate are summarized in Carolyn Skibba’s tweet today: The time must be “collaborative, self-directed, presenter free, & hands on.”
What do you think? Would you be interested in attending a FREE Saturday evening “PlayDate” conference later this semester in Oklahoma City? The Saturday evenings we’re considering are Sat March 29, or any of the Saturdays in April Please add your thoughts as comments to this post, and submit this poll (several times if desired) to let us know what date(s) are best for you.
Are you interested in helping organize and plan EdCampOKC 2014? If so, please take a minute and fill out this Doodle Poll, and also add a COMMENT to this post so we’ll have your email and can send you a message about our next online meeting.
We’re going to have our initial planning meeting the week of September 23rd in the evening, via a Google Hangout. Our date and location isn’t finalized yet for our next event, but we’re looking at having EdCampOKC in OKCPS next year on a Saturday in February.
We’ll post more updates here as they are available!