Unfortunately, Sarah and I did not get the opportunity to check out the awesome education “un-conference” in Atlanta, GA, EdCampAtl. In an effort to connect with the energy, inspiration, and ideas from the #EdCampAtl conference, I kicked off my Monday searching for interesting people and blogs in the Twitter stream. To be honest, this event gathered an amazing number of passionate and innovative Georgia educators. My list is a humble sample. For my readers, I want to introduce five people who inspired me.
5 inspirational educators discovered through #EdCampAtl
President and Co-founder of EdCamp ATL, social media maven, owner of cape and tiara. I tweet about education, innovation, and leadership. Atlanta, Georgia · http://www.thinkinnovateeducate.com
Wanda. Thank you for organizing this amazing event with your team. I also appreciate your hospitality to me on Twitter.
@Principal_EL – Salome Thomas-EL
Award-Winning Principal and author of The Immortality of Influence and I Choose to Stay. International Speaker who appears on Dr. Oz, CNN, NPR and Oprah Radio. Philadelphia, PA http://www.PrincipalEL.com
@2footgiraffe – Adam Taylor
Husband, Father, Overton high school Science & Chinese Teacher. Started #scistuchat www.sg.sg/scistuchat1 TeachMeet Nashville cordinator. NSF GK12 teacher Nashville http://2footgiraffe.wordpress.com
@ShellTerrell – Shelly S Terrell
Education thought-provoker, The 30 Goals Challenge author, International Speaker, #Edchat founder, Host for AM TESOL Free Fri Webinars, SC Mgr @theconsultantse Worldwide http://bit.ly/ShellTerrell
@cybraryman1 – Jerry Blumengarten
Educator & Writer trying to catalog the internet for students, educators and parents. http://cybraryman.com
5 Cool Tweets from #EdCampAtl
- ?@cybraryman1 Games in Education/game Making sites http://cybraryman.com/gamepuzzle.html#OtherSites #edchat#edcampatl
- @WandaMcClure Kudos, Jeff! RT @teachercast: @EdCampAtlanta Have you seen this great post about @TeacherCast? http://thede-tech-tive4teachers.blogspot.com/2012/09/staying-connected-with-teachercast.html #edcampatl
- @EdCampAtlanta #EdCampATL Smackdown Doc: http://ow.ly/dzg3C Great resources! via @WandaMcClure
- @Principal_EL Hey! @inspiringMoms Teamwork makes the dream work for my staff/students in this short video! Have a great year!
- GPB Education ?@GPBEducation We will be blogging about this on Monday so make sure you check http://gpb.org/passion-for-learning #edcampatl
I believe that this conference demonstrates the incredible power of communities to teach massive amounts of information and influence positive change. I hope to join the party next time.
So… what is inspiring you in education this week?