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Thank you, everyone, for making our Indiegogo campaign a resounding success! Because of the generosity of edcampers, especially those listed below, our 501(c)3 application is now in final review with our lawyer. This is a critical step in bringing the edcamp movement towards self-sufficiency. Once the 501(c)3 is complete, companies will be able to make donations to a recognized entity and it is the hope of the foundation that this will open the door to larger donations, bigger mini-grants, and more innovation in professional growth for educators. Thank you again, edcamp nation. Your passion and support is truly inspiring.
Jeremy Angoff, OunceIT, LLC
As the president prepares to update our nation on critical issues with his State of the Union address, I wanted to provide the Edcamp community with a brief State of the Edcamp address. Thanks to YOUR hard work, Edcampers, the face of professional development for educators is changing. Be proud. (Have no idea what Edcamp is? Learn more here.)
In short, Edcamps are growing, and they are growing fast! The Edcamp Wiki has more than 800 members, and hundreds of thousands of tweets have been posted with #edcamp appended to them. Even more Edcamps are projected for 2013!
Symbols are powerful things and the Flaming Apple of Edcamp is no exception. Our logo was designed by one of my former students, Lorenzo Ibarra. Even at first glance, Lorenzo’s design is a brilliant twist on the barcamp flame. It gives a nod to Edcamp’s roots in that movement as well capturing the burning passion of Edcampers for education.
Edcampers are awesome! In just 5 days, the edcamp community came together to fully fund a campaign that was meant to last 30. The generosity is truly humbling and the message sent is loud and clear – “We believe in participant driven professional development. We deserve the right to determine our own learning.”
By funding this campaign, the edcamp community has moved the foundation significantly closer to becoming a fully realized 501©3. This matters because it legitimizes the movement for funders. No longer will they need to rely on faith when handing hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars over to a group of teachers. Once Non-profit status is achieved, it is the foundations hope to significantly increase funding, allowing us to expand both the range and value of the mini-grant program and also develop new innovations in professional learning for educators.
Has an Edcamp made a difference in your life? Helped you develop your personal learning network? Improve your professional practice? Helped refresh and renew your passion for teaching?
Yeah. Thought so. Us too.
Now, we need your help.
Edcamp Radio is here! Each week you can hear from a member of the Edcamp Foundation and organizers of recent Edcamp events. Each episode discusses popular educational trends, helpful smackdown tools, and the innovations that make Edcamps magical. You can subscribe to Edcamp Radio on iTunes by clicking here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/edcamp-radio/id590047628. Thanks to the BAM Radio Network for producing and hosting our show!
“Intellectual Curiosity in Our Schools” is FREE for those who sign up early (click HERE), but proceeds from sales of the Kindle and iBook versions will be donated to our organization.
For more information, please check out this blog post.
Thank you very much, EducatonIsMyLife! We sincerely appreciate the support!
A while ago, we were approached by the wonderful people at Edutopia about promoting Edcamp on their site. Thrilled, we turned to the very talented Matt Arguello for ad design ideas. He came up with two which have been quite popular (judging by the click-through rates). You may have seen these on their site:
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