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The Value of Edcamp: Reclaiming Professional Development | Remix Teaching
"By creating a structure and then letting the participants take control, Edcamps become moving and powerful days, as teachers wrestle with ideas big and small, try new tools and stretch their minds to accommodate new perspectives. To give you an idea of the sheer variety, here are my three favorite sessions from the two years that I’ve been organizing and attending Edcamps.

* A session at Edcamp OC (2011), run by students of Rob Greco, about the urban adventure field trips they take as a part of their school’s program, confidently and honestly discussing what they liked and didn’t like about the program, as well as the triumphs and challenges they faced."

[Also here: http://smartblogs.com/education/2012/07/13/edcamp-reclaiming-professional-development/ ]
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july 2012 by robertogreco
geek.teacher » Blog Archive » On #edcampoc
"I sat in some great sessions. Rob Grecco did something awesome: he brought his middle school students from his private, progressive school, & had them do a panel discussion on Student-led Urban Adventures. The students had to plan their itineraries and keep to a strict budget on a weeklong field trip to San Francisco. They were intelligent & insightful, doing a great job of representing their school. Afterwards one of the students, Taylor, came over & introduced himself to me. The students were a class act all the way."

"The standout moment of the whole session [Things That Suck] was when one of Rob’s students participated in our discussion on disciplinary practices. She described the way things are handled at her school and described traditional practices like having students sit in the corner as “ineffective.” Love it."
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january 2011 by robertogreco
EdCampOC 2011 | Organic Learning
"Students & teachers from The Children’s School in San Diego shared how their school, centered around project based learning, allows students to follow their passions in learning. Teachers shared their learning spaces on Tumblr (see sidebar on this blog for other classes) & talked about how their one-to-one program was about learning & not about technology. Students were articulate & open about their learning & had an easy, comfortable relationship with their teachers. Oh, how I wish this could happen in all of our schools. I thought it funny that some were referring to this school as the “hippie school”. I could relate. It was great to see that the students were actively participating in other sessions throughout the day. They truly were cultivating life long learning not only with their words, but with their actions."

"especially liked tweet by Matt Arguello, commenting on one of students from TCS, on discipline…"
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january 2011 by robertogreco

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