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TeacherCast Podcast #72 “Edcamp’s: What Can We Learn?” (@wandamcclure @atlteacher @nikkidrobertson @catflippen)

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Jeff sits down with the team from Edcamp Atlanta to discuss their great unconference and share some of the things they learned after holding their first unconference.


Featured Topics

  • Organizing EdcampATl
  • Finding the perfect team members
  • Budgeting for an Edcamp
  • Creating the EdcampAtl App
  • Food!
  • Session Topics
  • Ticketing and Registration
  • Promoting Edcamp Atl on Twitter and on Social Media Networks
  • Creating the perfect Edcamp Website
  • What went right? What went wrong? What do we do differently?
  • The future of Edcamp and EdcampAtl

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Edcamp Atlanta Photos

Featured Guests

Wanda McClure
Wanda is President and Co-Founder of EdCamp Atlanta. Known as a catalyst for change and innovation, Wanda currently serves as the Elementary Director at Amana Academy, an Expeditionary Learning School in  Fulton County, Georgia and the 2011 Coca Cola Foundation’s Georgia Charter School of the Year.  She has over 15 years of leadership experience and has previously held positions as a School Designer/Consultant, Curriculum Specialist, and Academic Dean in private, independent education. Wanda also has experience in the non-profit world and has served on several boards  including an initiative that launched Care Points in Africa for AIDS orphans. Wanda recently founded Think Innovate Educate, LLC where she writes for the blog, Think.Innovate.Educate. She is also a regular “Innocat” on #Innochat, a top Forbes tweet chat about innovation.  

Wanda utilizes her background as catalyst and change-agent to lead schools in the  seamless implementation of integrated digital technologies and to promote teacher efficacy to increase student achievement. She is passionate about all things pertaining to education, innovation, leadership, and technology. Wanda is a regular presenter at the local, regional, and international level on effective leadership, integrated instruction, and educational technology. 


Nikki Robertson

Nikki RobertsonNikki is a veteran educator who is passionate about 21st Century Education, collaboration w/other school librarians and education professionals, and assisting students in becoming well informed, critically thinking digital citizens. Currently, she is the School Librarian and Technology Coordinator at Auburn High School, listed by Newsweek as one of the top 100 schools in the nation. Nikki is the co founder of EdCamp Atlanta (http://www.edcampatlanta.org/). She also helps moderate the #TLChat Sessions which merged in September 2012 with the Alabama School Library Association Twitter Chat sessions the 2nd  Monday of each month.  She is a frequent presenter for SimpleK12, Alabama Educational Technology Conference (AETC), Georgia Educational Technology Conference (GaETC), Alabama School Library Association (ASLA), Alabama Library Association (ALLA), Library 2.011. For more information about Nikki click here: http://bit.ly/IQsYdN


Jaime Vandergrift


Jaime Vandergrift is an educator, speaker, trainer, and unwavering believer in the power of effective integration of instructional technology. Jaime has spent years building experience through trial and error with digital tools in her own classroom, as well as delivering professional development to other teachers with interest in educational technology. Jaime knows that digital learning is not contingent on school budgets, or hand-held tools, as web based learning is at an all time high. She knows the time and effort it takes to create digital learning plans, and assists districts, schools, and teachers by developing how to effectively integrate educational technology using the tools present in each individual learning environment.  Learn more and follow Jaime by going here: http://kimtag.com/JaimeVandergrift

Catherine Flippen

Catherine is a powerhouse teacher representing of all parts of education as a high school instructor, emergent ed researcher, development and conference presenter, and digital leader. As an educational technology evangelist, she makes it her mission to not only spread the word of modern and cutting-edge tech and trends in education, but also to integrate them in her own classes so she can be an example of effective and appropriate pedagogy using 21st-century topics and technology. Catherine has expertise in various emergent technologies and methodologies and dedicates her doctoral research at the University of Florida to studying gamification to prove the efficacy of game-based learning for secondary students. She writes about her experiences in ed tech, digital pedagogy, and emergent education at Ctrl+Alt+Teach, and also serves as both a blogger at EdReach on the Disruptors channel as well as a columnist at edSurge tasked with discussing and bridging the gap between classroom teacher and educational research. Catherine has been featured in both EdSurge and Edudemic and is an active presenter at numerous conferences and webinars, including Georgia Educational Technology Conference and ISTE SIGOL Webinar Series . To explore Catherine’s experience, research, and revolutionary ideas, follow her on Twitter @CatFlippen, read her blog, and check out her extensive digital footprint.

Shervette Williams

While teaching reading and composition to high school students for over a decade, Shervette Miller-Payton has shared her strategies with other teachers through various avenues. She has frequently presented at teaching conferences, moderated #engchat, created webinars forSimpleK12, and published in Multicultural Perspectives. She is also a Writing Teacher Consultant with the National Writing Project, a certified Teacher Support Specialist, and a Staff Development Coordinator. You can share ideas with her at her blog For Curious Teachers.

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