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Photos & notes from today’s amazing inaugural @edcampBKK at @NISTschool! #edchat #whyiedcamp


I owe endless thanks to NIST International School and Bangkok Hospital for sponsoring the inaugural edcampBKK, the first edcamp in Thailand! It was a dream come true to be in Bangkok at NIST’s beautiful campus and collaborate with the talented team of educators and administrators who facilitated the event. Chissa Duangnet, Kim Beeman, Ben Sheridan, Jared Kuruzovich, Heida Prorate Doria, James Dykman, Michelle Marquez, and Boe Uarsakchai were all a joy to work with and made sure everything ran efficiently and seamlessly. It was such a pleasure to be able to rely on and trust everyone at the table! Bangkok Hospital sponsored awesome t-shirts and tote bags for participants sporting the gorgeous logo developed by the NIST team with a mango in lieu of the usual edcamp apple.

I’ve been a passionate champion and organizer of edcamps since I attended the first edcamp, edcampPhilly, in May of 2010. I was immediately inspired to launch edcampNYC just a few short months later in October of 2010. Since then, I’ve proudly inspired, coached, and peer-pressured more than a dozen additional edcamps around the world. What’s more powerful than teachers coming together to learn, network, and share with each other?! It brings me such joy to facilitate the creation of the session board — I love standing near it, inviting people to populate it with conversational topics that are pertinent to them, and suggesting that friends or strangers co-lead discussions with like goals rather than over-dilute the offerings with similar sounding sessions.

A couple stellar moments that I hope to remember:

  1. I got to organize this day with Chissa, one of my closest and oldest friends who I’ve know since she was 12 back when I was her sister’s first-year roommate at Bryn Mawr College. I also collaborated with Kim, a colleague from my Sacred Heart days, who has been Head Librarian at Shrewsbury International School in Bangkok for four years but is heading to Singapore next year to be at Tanglin Trust. We’re already planning edcampSingapore!
  2. Two of my favorite friends, educators, and ex-colleagues from The School at Columbia University were in attendance: Tabitha Johnson and Akio Iida! They were frequent participants at edcampNYC, launched edcampSeoul, and were such awesome champions at edcampBKK!
  3. At the end of the day, four ladies told me they were inspired to launch another edcamp in Thailand, and we immediately secured @edcampBangna for them! Here’s hoping it’s another success!

Here’s the awesome schedule crafted by attendees at @edcampBKK – each session title links to a Google Doc of notes (also viewable at http://tinyurl.com/edcampbkk2017):

Here is a tagboard of tweets from the day tagged with #edcampBKK:
http://tgb.io/edcampbkk/352766

One of my favorite tweets from a participant is pasted below:

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#140edu panel about grassroots professional development

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(You can click here to watch the panel on Blip.tv)

Jeff Pulver (@JeffPulver) sent out emails today about the #140edu videos being posted. I was incredibly floored and honored when Shelly Terrell (@ShellTerrell) asked me to join a #140edu panel about using Twitter to foster and promote grassroots professional development opportunities. When I found out the other panelists were Ann Leaness (@aleaness) and Meenoo Rami (@mrami2), I was even more excited. These three women are people I encountered on Twitter before meeting in real life, and I have tons of respect for them and their abilities to create spaces (both physically and virtually) where teachers meet and freely share resources, successes, help, joys, frustrations, and experiences.

Just reading what we choose to include in our Twitter bios is illuminating, especially in light of the fact that the theme of the #140edu conference was “Exploring the State of Now“:

Ann Leaness (@aleaness) – HS English Teacher, Grad Ed Adjunct and EdCampPhilly co-organizer
Karen Blumberg (@SpecialKRB) – NYCIST President. TEDxNYED, TEDxYouth@TheSchool, EdCampNYC, RoboExpo organizer
Meenoo Rami (@mrami2) – HS English teacher- Founder & moderator of #engchat. Teacher-Consultant for #nwp through #philwp and teacher at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia
Shelly S Terrell (@ShellTerrell) – Educator, tech trainer, Edtech, Elearning, TEFL. #Edchat coordinator.

I was amazed at what Jeff Pulver (@jeffpulver) and Chris Lehmann (@chrislehmann) pulled together over the course of the 2-day conference at the 92nd Street Y (@92Y). The messages, ideas, and enthusiasm from the steady stream of presenters was inspiring to say the least, and I am grateful that all of the talks are posted (in really good quality!) at Blip.tv (bliptv). #140edu is already on the schedule for next year, and will again take place at the 92nd Street Y on July 31 – Aug 1, 2012.

See below for the full list of videos from the inaugural #140edu on Aug 2-3, 2011:

Chris Lehmann – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-welcome-5465616
Jeff Pulver – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-welcome-5465616
Jack Hidary – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-jack-hidary-5475010
David Singer – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-david-singer-louis-wool-5465907
Louis Wool – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-david-singer-louis-wool-5465907
Rebecca Levey – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-rebecca-levey-5465920
Christian Long – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-christian-long-5465962
Steven Anderson – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-steven-anderson-tom-whitby-5469136
Tom Whitby – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-steven-anderson-tom-whitby-5469136
Lisa Nielsen – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-lisa-nielsen-5474229
Inga Ros – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-inga-r%C3%B3s-5474278
Patrick Higgins – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-patrick-higgins-5469157
Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo  – http://blip.tv/140confevents/cynthia-lawson-5469188
Mel Rosenberg  – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-mel-rosenberg-5469255
Jerome McLeaod – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-panel-growing-up-in-real-time-5475039
Danielle Duncan – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-panel-growing-up-in-real-time-5475039
Joshua Hendarto – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-panel-growing-up-in-real-time-5475039
Daniellee Villa – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-panel-growing-up-in-real-time-5475039
Maya Wright – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-panel-growing-up-in-real-time-5475039
George Haines – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-george-haines-5469357
Don Burton – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-don-burton-5469338
Katie McFarland – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-katie-mcfarland-5469369
Barry Joseph – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-barry-joseph-5469388
Marc Ecko – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-marc-ecko-5469424
Anthony Stover – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-parents-panel-parents-of-sla-5469471
Janos Marton – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-janos-marton-5469496
Michele Haiken – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-michele-haiken-5469532
Adam Bellow – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-adam-bellow-5469551
Shelley Krause – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-shelly-krause-5474324
Michael Federochko – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-shelly-krause-5474324
Niki Kakarla – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-shelly-krause-5474324
Perry Hewitt – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-perry-hewitt-5474355
Andrea Genevieve Michnik – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-andrea-michnik-5469595
Will Craig – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-will-craig-5469623
Dale Stephens – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-dale-stephens-5469901
Barry Schuler – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-3-11-barry-schuler-5469972
Lynn Langit – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-lynn-langit-5474396
Samantha Langit – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-samantha-langit-5474378
Eric Sheninger – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-3-11-eric-sheninger-5469999
Tal Horowitz – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-3-11-tali-horowitz-5470009
Tom Krieglstein – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-3-11-tom-krieglstein-5470025
Gina Johnston – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-gina-johnston-5474416
Kim Sivick – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-3-11-kim-sivick-5470043
Wendy Brawer – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-3-11-wendy-brawer-5470079
Dr. Green – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-3-11-panel-alternatives-to-an-outdated-education-model-5470112
John Mikulski – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-3-11-panel-alternatives-to-an-outdated-education-model-5470112
Donna Murdoch – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-3-11-panel-alternatives-to-an-outdated-education-model-5470112
Shelly Terrell – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-3-11-panel-alternative4
Erik Endress – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-3-11-erik-endress-547012
Jane Barratt – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-3-11-jane-barratt-5470147
Kyra Gaunt – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-3-11-kyra-gaunt-5470171
Mahipal Raythattha – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-3-11-mahipal-raythattha-5470860
Deb Eckerling – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-debra-eckerling-5474465
Ethan Bodnar – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-debra-eckerling-5474465
Kristen Durkin – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-debra-eckerling-5474465
Linnea Keys – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-debra-eckerling-5474465
Kelly Sutton – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-3-11-kelly-sutton-5470892
Douglas Crets – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-3-11-douglas-crets-5470912
Michael Karnjanaprakorn – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-3-11-mike-karnjanaprakorn-5470958
Karen Blumberg – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-3-11-panel-educators-taking-control-of-their-own-professional-development-the-edcamp-model-5471079
Ann Leaness – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-3-11-panel-educators-taking-control-of-their-own-professional-development-the-edcamp-model-5471079
Meenoo Rami – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-3-11-panel-educators-taking-control-of-their-own-professional-development-the-edcamp-model-5471079
Gregory Corbin – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-3-11-gregory-corbin-5471120
Randee Schneeberg-Pomerantz – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-3-11-randee-schneeberg-5471136
Michael Margolis – http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-3-11-michael-margolis-5474488

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Getting EducaTED: Teaching With Ideas Worth Spreading

I’m at EdCampPhilly today, and I am in awe of the free and enthusiastic collaboration, learning, networking, and empowerment going on around me. As an unconference, the schedule is blank from the get-go. Participants are responsible for adding sessions to the board, with the intention of facilitating a conversation rather than lecturing at a given time/space.

After last year’s first EdCampPhilly (the inaugural EdCamp!), I was inspired to be part of a team to organize EdCampNYC. Since then, the map of EdCamps has grown impressively and internationally!

This morning, I offered Getting EducaTED: Teaching With Ideas Worth Spreading. I shared a recent experience teaching Data Visualization to 7th grade math students last week. We began the mini-unit by watching a Hans Rosling TED Talk about HIV data and then explored Gapminder World. (I wrote about it in my last post.) I’ve since appreciated that you can use Gapminder to teach Science, Statistics, Math, Social Studies, etc.

I also mentioned a few other TED Talks I’ve shown students:

Emily Pilloton’s Teaching Design for Change
Chimamanda Adichie’s The Danger of a Single Story
John Hardy’s My Green School Dream
Anthony Atala’s Printing a Human Kidney

In the session, other participants shared useful ideas, sites, links:

Sadly, I was a little verklempt at standing at the front of a large auditorium, being slightly sleep deprived, and fearing for humanity on Judgment Day, so I didn’t take tons of notes at the session. However, Meenoo Rami (@mrami2) started a GoogleDoc for participants to add inspiring TEDTalks that would be awesome to use in a classroom. Access Meenoo’s shared document here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ONu43EPlV-gjWsG65eCQfyDcVX6iG8ugdSXZdqPyc04/mobilebasic?authkey=CJW0rtsM&pli=1&hl=en_US

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