ELEVATE: #EdCamp: Revolutionizing Professional Development

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 12, 2015)- During EngageOK, the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s (OSDE’s) summer conference, hundreds of educators from across the state came together to experience one of the nation’s largest EdCamps.

“It is a revolutionary way of looking at professional development in schools,” said Wesley Fryer, EdCamp organizer. “It’s really a participant-driven professional development model where participants vote with their feet.”

Attendees pick the topics and choose where they want to go. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister has attended several EdCamps and believes it is a great training opportunity for all Oklahomans interested in education.

"It’s really about collaboration and dropping our titles at the door," said Hofmeister.  "You share ideas, debate topics, collaborate and network together with the same goal in mind, doing what’s best for students.”

To see a list of upcoming EdCamps in Oklahoma click here.


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Last updated on August 14, 2015