Here are a couple of the ideas that were really exciting:
- The Edcamp Foundation awarded 30 impact grants, and 2 of these $1,000 grants were awarded to teachers who attended EdcampSCSD. I felt like a proud mama. One of the $1,000 grants was awarded to Shelly Trauterman, fellow teacher in my building. I can't wait to see the kids when they start using their flexible seating options when we go back to school on Tuesday. You can check out Shelly's blog at http://loveoffirstgrade.blogspot.com/ .
- The Edcamp Foundation is going to fund opportunities that will allow Edcampers to get together after Edcamps in order to follow up and implement ideas they gained from Edcamp. I'm excited to see how the Edcamp Labs will take the learning to the next level.
- I had the priviledge of learning about hosting a Twitter chat. I learned from Tim Vesco (@mrvesco), Barb Gilman (@BarbInNebraska), Monika King (@ksedleader), Debbie Fucoloro (@debbiefuco), and Patrick Donovan (@donovanscience). They shared resources with me, gave me encouragement, and gave me some great tips for hosting a Twitter chat. Once I got home I took a leap and asked a friend at #OrEdChat if she still needed a guest moderator for Sunday. I worked all day getting ready for the chat on Sunday.
I am very thankful for this opportunity to grow as a learner and leader. The weekend helped me refocus my thoughts on leadership. I can't wait to get started planning #EdcampSCSD.