WHAT IS EDCAMP: CHANGE IN 4 DIMENSIONS
EdCamp (un)conferences are held in a new participant-driven format for educators to co-create all over the world.
PLACE FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Open exchange of teaching experience and collaboration based on the "Give – Get" principle.
An effective model for transformations in education both at the level of a daily lesson, and a school, which promotes advanced values and broadens a world view.
TOOL FOR BUILDING UP THE COMMUNITITES
Educators hold their own (un)conferences to unite teachers in their communities for solving
the most concerning problems.
PLATFORM FOR THE REFORM
The teachers, who attend EdCamps, become leaders of the New Ukrainian School, taking part in its development and introducing changes on the ground.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT EDCAMP
GOOD PEOPLE. WHO ARE THEY AND WHAT FOR
People often say, "Just being good is not a job". But can the education
system be considered successful if it brings up wonderful professionals, widely skilled people
with a great amount of knowledge, but – without developed values or humanity?
As history shows, the most terrible things in the world were done by people
who were smart and well-educated. They lacked love for people, inner values and orientation.
In short, they were NO GOOD PEOPLE.
Last year, we already said that each and every one of us
has "light" and "dark" sides, something from the "white", and the "black" crows,
that it is important to find and strengthen the best qualities in every one of us.
It is also necessary not to rush and simply condemn everything in the world that seems "bad" to us in the world. Let's better ask ourselves – why is it bad and what shall we do to improve it.
What can be done in education to grow the future citizens of Ukraine
to be GOOD PEOPLE? About this we will talk at this year's national event.
SIX PRINCIPLES OF EDCAMP
"We need education that focuses
on the internal values, that
teaches us how to become decent people",
the Nobel Peace Prize laureate
Dalai Lama XIV
Free of charge
Edcamp is offered at no cost
to attendees. This is a strict condition guaranteeing equality
EdCamps do not have "supervisors" from the state
or business sectors. Everyone can express their thoughts freely,
take part in discussions
and defend their opinion.
Everyone can host EdСamp
in their area: any local educational department, school, public organization or informal group
The program is created by participants on the first day
On the first morning
all participants plan the timetable and session topics. Due to
the spontaneity, the schedule
of events meets the needs
of the participants
as much as possible.
Everyone can become a speaker
If you attend an EdСamp, you have the right to speak there. Everyone can share their experience
in the uniting atmosphere.
The "law of two feet"
Attendees find the sessions they want to take part in on their own.
You may “drop out” of irrelevant presentations or those presentations you don’t like.
WHY DO WE ORGANIZE EDCAMP IN UKRAINE:
55 VOICES OF 2018/19 REGIONAL EVENTS COORDINATORS
"EdCamp inspires faith
in oneself, in one’s strengths, in one’s abilities"
HOW EDCAMP IMPACTS EDUCATORS' LIVES:
THREE SUCCESS STORIES
methodologist of the scientific
and methodological center
of the Department of Education,
Youth and Sports, Oleksandriia City Council, Kropyvnytskyi Region
of Sоlhutiv school of І-ІІІ levels, Haivoron district,
Microsoft Ukraine trainer
director of the company "Professional Development
of the Teacher", Kharkiv-Kyiv; author and leader of the School
of Wise Parents project, PhD