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.
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
WHO PREPARES EDCAMP UKRAINE 2019 AND WHY
EDCAMP UKRAINE 2018:
IT SEEMS IT WAS ONLY YESTERDAY
Here is the final video we watched at the closing of the event:
Some photos for the mood:
TREE OF LIFE IN EDUCATION. GROWN IN UKRAINE
The Tree of Life has long been a popular and important symbol for Ukrainians. It represents
the Universe – the lower, the middle (which is the Earth), and the upper worlds; Time – past, present, future; and the Family – ancestors, present generation, descendants. It is cherished and cared
for by Birds – its creators and guards.
We believe that the Tree of Life is the best symbol for education, too: in order to harvest good fruit in the future, a strong and healthy trunk of current work is needed, based on the roots of the best previous experience. And, of course, the "birds" are necessary: the creators and guardians
of development – caring and inspired educators.
Since our own school years, we all remember Taras Shevchenko’s words, "And you shall study
the foreign, but you shall not forget your own". Ukrainian education is open to the world’s best practice, however, we have something to share with the world, too!
The focus of the Fifth National (Un)conference for School Teachers EdCamp Ukraine 2019
is therefore on the best practices in Ukrainian Education.
WHAT WILL BE AT EDCAMP UKRAINE 2019
7 REASONS WHY YOU CAN NOT MISS
EDCAMP UKRAINE 2019
Full version of the program is available in a special application at Attendify via the link.
I want to be interesting to those whom
I teach using the best educational practices – to prepare children
for real life, not just for exams.
I will choose only those sessions that
I need. 200 training options from national and international practitioners are waiting for me.
During two days representatives
of the authorities of different levels
will be with us. I want to meet them
in person and ask them a few questions.
I want to meet with people who
also care how the education system
in Ukraine will develop. And there
will be over 800 such people!
Among the participants there will be
the coordinators of mini-EdCamp's.
I want to learn how to organize
such a unique event at my school.
CERTIFIED ADVANCED TRAINING
The Ministry of Education and Science recommends accepting the attendance of the national (un)conference as part of the required advanced training courses.
At the (un)conference we expand our outlook, developing horizontally. This year again you can stay here longer
for a more profound, i.e. vertical, development. Key speakers are inviting
you to one day master-classes.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN EDCAMP UKRAINE 2019
Everything is simple. The main criterion is your motivation for development and willingness
to be responsible! Both young specialists and experienced educators are invited to take part
in the event. The subject you teach, the age of your students, the position you occupy,
and the status of your educational establishment do not affect the results of the contest selection.
We expect a very big contest. Last year the number of applicants was 6 times higher than we could accept participants – so do your best to be persuasive in your application form.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
THE REGISTRATION FORM
till APRIL 30, 2019
(the number of places
Pass the qualifying interview and win in the selection. We will give you a call.
The contest results
are to be announced
till JUNE 01, 2019.
Tell us about
of obtained knowledge among students, parents and colleagues in essays
via the link
till SEPTEMBER 30, 2019
Wow! EdCamp Ukraine pays for everything: you only have to cover
to the event. If you are from Kharkiv, then make
a charity contribution**.
* EdCamp Ukraine is a non-profit initiative of the NGO EdCamp Ukraine. We take care about
the participants, and they will not have to spend money on accommodation, food, pay for education, expert sessions, workshops and educational materials. All these significant costs are sponsored by our supporters – partners of the (un)conference.
** Charity contribution should be donated according to the policy of equal chances: people
who live in Kharkiv / Kharkiv region and do not have transportation expenses donate 450 UAH
to the budget of the program “EdCamp in a Box 5.0” via the Spilnokosht platform to support regional (un)conferences throughout 2019-2020.
OTHER WAYS TO PARTICIPATE IN EDCAMP UKRAINE 2019
I still want!
After the results
of the selection
a loooong waiting list is created. The first people
who upload the copies of their tickets and find accommodation on their own faster than
the others will also receive an invitation.
Do you want to get
a unique experience?
We invite you to help us in carrying out the event and to learn from inside how to organize
Do you have any practices you would like to share with inspired educators? We can offer you almost everything
to fulfill your dream but there are some limits :-)
Do you want
to be involved in the key event in the life of school teachers of Ukraine?
We can offer you extraordinary opportunities
(will be activated
on JUNE 12 at 12:00)
VISIT THE NEXT DAY MASTER-CLASSES
FROM THE BILA VORONA LEARNING CENTER
After EdCamp Ukraine 2019, we will ask leading practitioners from other countries to stay
in Kharkiv one day longer to provide Ukrainian educators with opportunities to go deeper into specific topics and refine their skills.
There will be one-day workshops in small groups, which only the participants of the national (un)conference will be able to join.
EduScrum, fundraising at school, oral history and many more options you can choose. You will get the schedule of the After EdCamp with the invitation to the event. For choosing an option we will ask you for a donation on the Spilnokosht platform.
THE LONG TAIL EFFECT
It has been proven that the most interesting things start after EdCamps.
As a result of your communication with many people, new acquaintances as well as new ideas,
are born: this is the so-called long tail effect.
After EdCamp Ukraine 2018, we:
EdCamp Ukraine is proud to be helped and sponsored
by the below organizations and their employees: