On August 12, 2015, 50+ educators and policy makers from across New England gathered in Dexter, Maine to collaboratively problem solve issues of proficiency-based learning. Using the EdCamp model of "creating the conference in the room," the educators built an agenda to discuss challenges, concerns, and successes as schools transition to a proficiency-based learning model. I love the EdCamp model for professional development as it puts the learners at the center of the conference. If we are to make a student centered learning environment, then let's also change our professional development environment. Schools and Districts should become learner centered. Their mission statements and vision statements should be learner centered, and with that, whether the student is the learner, or the teacher is the learner: the learner is the center... not the presenter.
Check out the MooseCamp website(below), and save the dates for MooseCamp 2016 (probably sometime during the last week of June).
JumpRope Blog on MooseCamp