Have you ever attended an Edcamp? If the answer is yes, then you know how powerful and energizing this learning experience can be for educators. As teachers we wondered if this same structure could be just as powerful and uplifting for kids? The answer is yes! Two years ago we did an #EdcampKids with grades 3-5 at J.W. Reason Elementary. It was even more successful than we imagined.
The following year I switched to a new grade level, which was 5th grade, and as a grade level team we had not implemented an Edcamp for Kids. The year, just like every year, was speeding by and we were at a point in the school year where we were reflecting on our teaching and learning. My colleagues and I decided that our 5th graders needed to do an Edcamp for Kids for the following reasons: (more…)