Fw: Unconference: Revolutionary professional learning

Planning for edcamp philly 2011 is proceeding at a blistering pace … we expect to announce our date and venue soon … in the meantime, we wanted to bring a terrific blog post over on the Powerful Learning Practice blog to everyone’s attention:

Unconference: Revolutionary professional learning by M.E. Steele-Pierce, assistant superintendent for teaching & learning at West Clermont Schools in Ohio is one of the inaugural posts on PLP’s recently launched Voices from the Learning Revolution group blog.

M.E.’s article does a terrific job explaining what an edcamp is and how it works. It also explores some of the reasons why this trend toward participant-directed professional development is growing in popularity (and power) nationwide. Finally, since the article was written by a district administrator – an influential instructional leader focused on innovative practices – the article helps advance the edcamp cause even more.

Please consider forwarding M.E.’s excellent piece to your district administrators. You might start a conversation that leads to an edcamp (or a similar participant-driven professional development event) for your own school community!