Edcamp Tucson a Success & A Shout Out to Student Videographers

CITY Center for Collaborative Learning hosted an Edcamp last month, bringing together 50 educators from throughout the Tucson community for a morning of sharing, discussing, and networking – all around topics of teaching and learning.

Teachers and leaders from CITY Center’s 3 schools were there – City High School and the Paulo Freire Freedom Schools – as well as many others from a variety of schools, including Tucson High School, the Gregory School, Utterback Middle School, Salpointe Catholic High School, Khalsa Montessori, Catalina Foothills High School, and the University of Arizona. Community partner organizations were also represented, including CommunityShare, Arts Integration Solutions, and LeadLocal.

Thanks to City High School student videographers Grey Peckham and Angelique Montaño, who along with the guidance of Art Teacher Jessica Melrose, produced an outstanding video to document the day!

Edcamp participants co-created the agenda – proposing breakout sessions that covered a wide range of topics from creativity to math curriculum to Google apps for educators to project-based learning. Feedback was very positive for Tucson’s first Edcamp. A few comments give a feel for the highlights:

  • “I got to connect with local education innovators!”
  • “I came with a nebulous idea, and left with a clear question. So helpful!”
  • “The tech ‘throw down’ was great – I got a lot of ideas for personal and educational uses.”
  • “The day was participant-driven and inquiry based.”
  • “I’m inspired!”

Check out JoAnn Groh’s article about Edcamp on the School Reform Initiative website. Save the date: We have tentatively scheduled Saturday, February 13, 2016 for the next #edcamptucson!

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