Birthday Edcamp Surprise

What better way to kick off the big birthday weekend than by taking a morning to fill my teacher tanks at Edcamp DMV?

Last year, I had the chance to attend four different Saturday Edcamp events throughout the greater DC area. These sessions introduced me to:

  • Quizizz
  • BreakoutEDU

And inspired me to overhaul the entire way I thought about teaching. Can’t say enough good things. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity, check out Edcamp.org to see the full slate of upcoming events in schools and cities near you.

Author: John

John Meehan (@MeehanEDU) is an English teacher and school instructional coach at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia. He began his teaching career in 2010 as a career switcher through The New Teacher Project, after spending five years working in social media and event marketing. He is a 2017 ASCD Emerging Leader, and an alumnus of the 2016-2018 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council. In 2016, he was named one of Arlington, Virginia’s “40 Under 40” by the Leadership Center for Excellence. He is a past presenter and regular attendee at educational conferences throughout the United States, including the annual conference for National Catholic Education Association, ASCD Empower19, and the Play Like a Champion Today: Character Education Through Sports summer conference at the University of Notre Dame. He’s an avid runner who’s completed more than three dozen marathons, half marathons, long-distance road relays, mud runs, and obstacle course races. John lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with his wife, Laura, a high school music teacher and fellow graduate of The Catholic University of America, and a giant-sized Maine Coon cat named Jack.

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