Get pumped up for the new school year. Network and share new ideas with your colleagues.
Calling all teachers, pre-service teachers, instructional technologists, IT directors, principals, admins and teacher librarians who live in the NW: edcampPDX - Saturday, August 16, 2014 More info
Riverdale Grade School 11733 SW Breyman, Portland, OR 97219 Map
Students are welcome at EdCampPDX! Make sure to add them to the list so they'll get a lunch.
What is edcampPDX?
An edcamp is an unconference-style day of professional development organized and given by the local participants. Sign up to attend here!
What should I bring?
Bring a friend and a device (either a laptop or mobile device) with wireless internet access to view the website, see the sessions, take notes and view online resources discussed throughout the day.
Are you on the Twitters?
Tweet updates about #edcampPDX. Follow @edcampPDX on Twitter.
What does it cost?
The day is FREE!!! Even lunch.
PPS Teachers - we'll have some Chromebooks and workshops so you can get a head start.
What are the goals of edcampPDX?
- Networking: Connect educators in the Portland / Oregon area
- Instructional Practices: Learn new curriculum ideas, best practices,
- and/or tech integration ideas from other educators
- Personalized: You customize your own PD by suggesting, facilitating and attending sessions about topics that interest you!
I’m pleased to introduce my latest multitouch iBook “Portland’s Japantown Revealed.” Free at iTunes. It’s filled with over a hundred archival photographs and dozens of video interviews with former Japantown residents that detail life from the 1890s through the incarcerations of WWII. It features two dozen interactive “Portland Revealed” widgets that allow the reader to blend historic and contemporary photographs.
I’m joined by other educators who comment on “Teaching History By Encouraging Curiosity.” Ideas on how to create a more engaging history classroom that teaches students the foundations of historical thinking. With links to more resources and a podcast.
Here’s a video of my one-hour intro to iBooks Author. Download my free Quick Start: iBooks Author and follow along. Plus links to iBA resource website and more
Ancient Egypt is interactive resource for teachers and students in grades 6-12. Chapters include: Government and Wealth, Power and Protection, Gods and Goddesses, Journey to the Afterlife and a very interactive guide to reading hieroglyphics. Free at iTunes.
The key to fostering reflection is scaffolding more choices for students to make about key elements of the lesson. Then students have more to think about and compare with their peers.
Content – what knowledge and skills will be studied?
Process – what materials, procedures, etc will be used?
Product – what will students produce to demonstrate their learning?
Evaluation – how will the learning be assessed?
Calling all educators interested in Social Studies, History, Geography, Government, and Economics who live in the NW. Plus Humanities, Librarians, Technology and Administrators. K-12 plus college level. Here’s a great reason to head to Portland and connect with other educators!
The Oregon Council for the Social Studies is sponsoring a social studies themed edcampOCSS in Portland Oregon on May 17, 2014. (8:30 AM – 2:15 PM then go somewhere for beers)
Kendra Eash’s essay becomes a satiric video skewering the clichéd corporate message ad as a meaningless montage of grandiloquent pablum. Used as a prompt for a lesson in visual literacy.
Join us for EdCampPDX, the FREE, unconference-style, collaborative, educator-driven, customized professional development day. Enjoy a day of sharing ideas, networking, and collaborating with your peers – teachers, administrators, pre-service teachers and anyone interested in teaching and learning. Lunch is provided by an awesome sponsor. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Meriwether Lewis Elementary School| Portland, OR
Here’s my free multi-touch iBook that will get you started using iBooks Author. Includes an interactive tour of the app, widget sampler with settings, and tips and tricks for designing your iBook and managing your work flow.