A New EdmodoCon for a New Normal

By Miriam Psychas | August 11th, 2020 | No Comments

A New EdmodoCon for a New Normal

It’s that time of year again: EdmodoCon season! 🎉

For the last ten years, Edmodo has celebrated teachers during EdmodoCon, its annual professional development conference, highlighting awe-inspiring and innovative educators who use technology in their classrooms in creative ways. 

In previous years, Edmodo has gathered teachers from across the globe for one or two inspirational days of talks about everything from flipped classrooms, to new tech tools and exciting ways to use Edmodo.

In line with this unprecedented year, we are excited to announce a new format for EdmodoCon! The EdmodoCon Global High 5s Video Series has been designed to fit these times. We understand that with a hectic transition to distance or hybrid learning, devoting a full day or two to professional development is not feasible for many teachers. Moreover, as we navigate through the uncertainty of our experiences, sometimes all we are seeking is a quick boost of motivation or inspiration. 

With this in mind, we have reimagined EdmodoCon into a PD video series, with each season consisting of five, five-minute videos. Teachers will share inspiration, tips, and strategies that can help you be confident about implementing distance learning, blended learning, social-emotional learning, and more! Videos are released weekly and are accompanied by a module in a professional development course. We hope this allows teachers flexibility to choose when and how to engage in the material. 

All videos will be published in a playlist on Edmodo’s YouTube page and can be watched one at a time or all at once. Whichever one you choose, it will offer a quick and easy PD session of less than 25 minutes total! If educators are especially interested in particular themes addressed in the videos, they can take a deeper dive in the corresponding PD module, where they will find more resources and activities to keep exploring and learning. A Certificate of Completion will be offered for those who take the course. 

Edmodo extends a warm welcome to the whole educator community to join us for this first season of EdmodoCon Global High 5s! Check out this season’s line-up below and stay tuned for future seasons, too! Start watching here.

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