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LPB's Edcamp Statewide Partnership Sparks Innovation in the Classroom

LPB's Edcamp Statewide Partnership has been very busy in January, empowering educators statewide and sparking innovation in the classroom. Built on principles of connected and participatory learning, Edcamp strives to bring teachers together to talk about the things that matter most to them: their interests, passions, and questions. Teachers who attend Edcamp can choose to lead sessions on those things that matter to them, with an expectation that the people in the room will work together to build understanding by sharing their own knowledge and asking questions.

The tenets of the Edcamp Model are:

-Free, open to educators of all levels and subjects

-Allows participants to collaboratively determine session topics the day of the event

-Encourages participants to facilitate sessions by sharing experiences

-Participants find sessions that meet their needs to maximize learning

Edcamp nLA was held at Bossier Parish Community College in Bossier, LA on January 12, 2019 with over 40 educators attending, ranging from early childhood to high school. Participants reported that it was invaluable to be able to network and share information with their peers, as well as being just plain fun!

Edcamp Baton Rouge was held at Parkview Baptist High School in Baton Rouge on January 26, 2019 with over 120 educators attending, also ranging in grade levels, but with a high percentage of early childhood educators. Participants in Baton Rouge said getting feedback from their peers is so important. This was Edcamp Baton Rouge's largest attendance yet. They felt it was a great, fun, and engaging educational experience.

Edcamp NOLA was also held on January 26, 2019 at West Jefferson High School in Harvey, LA with about 15 educators, ranging from early childhood to high school. It was an intimate group that was able to have an in-depth conversation on a variety of topics such as early childhood resources that engage students using technology tools and project-based learning.

Edcamp Lafayette will be held on February 9, 2019 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School in Scott, LA from 8 AM-12:30 PM. To register go to http://www.edcamplafayette.com/registration.html.

For more information about LPB's Edcamp Statewide Partnership visit http://lpb.org/edcamp.

LPB's innovative Edcamp Statewide Partnership has helped provide professional development for more than 200 teachers around the state. Edcamps are a nation-wide initiative that bring teachers together to talk about the things that matter most to them, to network, problem solve and share their expertise. Teachers who attend Edcamp tell us they love the format which is free and open to educators of all levels and subjects. Edcamps allow educators to collaboratively determine session topics the day of the event with self-directed learning. LPB has supported Edcamps in Bossier, Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Lafayette, through a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Photo attached of the organizers of Edcamp Baton Rouge. Pictured L to R are: James McCrary, Technology Director at St. James Episcopal Day School; Nikole Blanchard, Director of Innovation and Technology at The Dunham School; Michelle Chenevert, Director of Technology at Episcopal School of Baton Rouge; Tiffany Whitehead, Director of Library at Episcopal School of Baton Rouge; and Alaina Laperouse, 6th Grade ELA Teacher at Central Middle School