Spotlight on South Plainfield
Professional Learning Day - June 5, 2012
Purpose of the Day: To share ideas and/or successful classroom activities used this school year.
What is an Edcamp?
Edcamp is an "unconference" model for professional development used by teachers across the United States and now the world. It is an organic, democratic, participant-driven professional development model for people interested in education. There are no keynote presentations and participants set the course of the day. Sessions are interactive, conversation-driven and not typical lecture style presentations.
How to Sign up to Share with your Colleagues:
The South Plainfield Local Professional Development Committee has designed a modified edcamp experience for the professional development day. If you are interested in sharing your ideas with your fellow colleagues (you do not have to be an "expert" on the topic-just have an interest), please use the link to the Google Doc Session Schedule below. To sign up for a 30-minute session, fill in the topic of your choice and your name (or names if you'd like to work with a colleague) in the box under your school and/or content area for the time of your choosing. If you think you need more than 30 minutes for your session, you may complete more than one box.
The morning will focus on curriculum-based topics. The afternoon will focus on technology.
Classroom strategies in your content area
Strategies involving differentiation
Managing centers to differentiate learning
Writing strategies in your content area
Standards based grading
iPads/iPods in the classroom
Web 2.0 sites
Social media in the classroom
Using cell phones for instruction
Common core and technology
Schoolwires (school website)
Vokis, Blabberize, Glogster, Voicethread (and other creation tools)