To encourage you to continue to grow, here are eight resources that offer classes, conferences or ways to connect and learn over the summer. Have a great summer!
2. Edmodocon 2015
Online - August 4 and recorded for access afterwards
EdmodoCon is Edmodo’s annual conference for teachers. Tune in for the entire day, sessions of your choice, or click on recorded sessions after August 4th. Check their blog for updates.
3. EdTech Team Summits - featuring Google for Education
Redondo Beach - June 22 & 23 - $325
Orange County Summit - http://ca.gafesummit.com/oc August 1 & 2 - $325
Palo Alto - July 11 & 12 / July 18 & 19 - $250
Other dates and places worldwide available - Check the website linked here.
4. Cue Rockstar teacher camps
Cue Rockstar Camps are hosted throughout the state and are a fun three days full of hands-on learning to help teachers innovate and change their teaching. Learn alongside other teachers and bring home tools, ideas and lessons to use when you go back to school in the fall. http://www.cuerockstar.org/
5. ITo - Workshops
Offers a wide range of topics and targeted skills. Some class are only a half-day and cost as little as $45. Open to all teachers from both public and private schools. Use ‘Corporate Non-Profit’ designation when registering. https://ito.lacoe.edu/workshops/
PreK-12 Grade online professional development courses. Here is how they describe themselves
"Get started by exploring our new line-up of summer courses and enroll today to save your spot! Courses start June 17
6. PBS Teacherline
7. CONNECTED LEARNING MOOC
(A Massive Open Online Collaboration about Connected Learning)
"CLMOOC is a collaborative, knowledge-building and sharing experience open to anyone interested in making, playing, and learning together about the educational framework known asConnected Learning. CLMOOC takes place June 18–August 2, 2015, and is a collaboration rather than a course. You are invited to come in and participate at any point and as a collaboration, CLMOOC provides educators of all types with an opportunity to play with new tools, make projects and friends, and share projects and reflections with colleagues across the country and around the world."
8. Tweet, Pin, blog, Read . . .Use Social Media . . .
In the Blogosphere, I would recommend Alice Keeler, Vicki Davis, Edutopia, FreeTech4Teachers, and Edudemic. I learn from these great Bloggers every week!
New to Tweeter? Here is a guide for teachers to get you started.
What about Pinning? Here is a blog post to get you started.