Teacher support is just tweet away in R.I.

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“An unconference doesn’t have a set schedule like most traditional conferences,” said Dan Callahan, chairman of the board and a founder of EdCamp in 2010. “The schedule is put together by the participants on the morning of the event.”

An EdCamp “unconference” draws on the skills and experience of the participants. One person might lead a discussion on using Twitter in professional development, another might share good strategies for reading, he said.

Callahan is an instructional-technology specialist in Burlington, Mass., public schools, and a member of a teachers union, the Massachusetts Teachers Association. He was previously a special-education teacher in Philadelphia.

Callahan said teachers tend to have internal motivation and innovation has created a wave of enthusiasm.

“I’m doing it because I want to become a better teacher,” said Callahan. “Professional development has basically changed because a lot of us took our professional learning into our own hands.”

via Teacher support is just tweet away in R.I. – Providence Business News.

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  1. Nice article. I would like to get something going in my town – we have a lot of inhouse talent.

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