EdCamp Honolulu

Photo credit @EdTechnocation

It’s been a long-time goal to host an EdCamp event here at Kamehameha. We did it! It was a big success. There were about 90 attendees (educators from public, private, higher-ed, and industry) and a team of a dozen awesome volunteers. It was a great experience to serve on the core planning committee with these inspiring educators.

We are also thankful to our sponsors for monetary contributions and in-kind donations.

Photo credit @Bytemarks

An EdCamp is an “unconference.” There are no scheduled presenters. Instead, participants come with their ideas & suggestions and are in charge of their own learning.

In the age where most content can be accessed online, the value of these events is in making connections. Many friendships were made which will hopefully lead to more collaborations in the future.

Photo credit @WendyLOliver

Very happy with the day, and proud to be a part of an amazing team!

Follow the conversation on Twitter at hashtag #EdCampHI.

EdCamp Honolulu

Today marked the inaugural EdCamp Honolulu. It was held at the Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership at ‘Iolani School. It was an amazing event (or non-event) to take part in! The planning team did an awesome job!

Here’s @elliemellie greeting the 100+ participants from around the state.

Not a bad view for an EdCamp I would say….

In an EdCamp (or in an unconference setting,) there is no set agenda, keynotes, or presenters. The participants come up with the topics, pursue their interests, and collaborate with like-minded colleagues. Many great ideas have spawned from these “think tanks” including this very EdCamp.

Photo courtesy of iPad Education Dreams.

Learned a lot and was inspired by my many colleagues-partners-friends. Also had a blast giving away raffle prizes at the closing.

The event (I mean non-event) was an amazing success! Looking forward to next year!

Click on the #EdcampHI hashtag to view the conversation on Twitter.