Jeff sits down with Basil Kolani and Karen Blumberg to talk about EdCAmpNYC and the TEDxNYed events happening in 2012.
- EdCampNYC: May 5
- Attending an EdCamp
- What is an EdCamp?
- Creating an EdCamp
- Why should you attend an EdCamp?
- TEDxNYED: TEDxNYed.com
- What does it take to organize an EdCamp
Basil Kolani is the Director of Information Services and Technology Department Chair at The Dwight School, a preK-12 International Baccalaureate World School in New York City. He has worked in educational technology in New York City schools for over ten years and his current focus is on teaching — in-person and online — about social media and iterative design in his current classes. An organizer of TEDxNYED, EdCamp NYC, and TEDxYouth@Dwight, Basil is also the current President of the New York Consortium of Independent School Technologists (NYCIST), all of which help him work through ideas of how professional development models need to change in order to have greater immediate impact. Basil blogs, not as regularly as he would like, at
Karen Blumberg is a Technology Integrator at The School at Columbia University in New York City. She works with faculty and students to integrate technology academically, respectfully, and responsibly. Previously, she was a Technology Integrator at Sacred Heart teaching robotics and programming to 5th through 7th grades and supporting the faculty’s technology and integration needs. Karen also taught 7th grade Math at The Dalton School and 7th/8th grade Math at LaBrum Middle School, a public school in Philadelphia. An organizer of TEDxNYED, TEDxYouth@TheSchool, EdCampNYC, and the Robo Expo, Karen is also a past President of the New York Consortium of Independent School Technologists (NYCIST). Karen has presented at multiple conferences around the country about teaching students to navigate social media and working with teachers to develop digital projects that embrace new media literacies. Karen is passionate about photography, traveling, bargain shopping, and good eats. Karen keeps track of her professional projects at http://karenblumberg.com