EdCo Collaborates

Welcome! You’ve found a community of teachers who are eager to connect, learn, share, and grow together. We are an organization built entirely by teachers, for teachers and we are all facing this unknown new chapter together. Some of us are rolling out online instructional delivery already, some are preparing for a mix of offline and online communication, and some have no idea what’s going to work or how we’re going to figure this out. That’s OK. We are in this together and will build what we need to make this work, together.

The Educators’ Cooperative Forums

Find and share resources and connect with teachers digging into solutions. Stored, searchable, moderated conversations started by teachers looking for answers and eager to share what’s working. Click here to enter the forums!

Cultivate , Collaborate, & Connect

We miss you. Well, not exactly ‘you’ you, but we miss your chatter in the hallways, the snarky comments that make meetings a little better, the random high-fives at dismissal, the moments that only other teachers would get. We miss all of that.

We don’t know exactly how to recreate that, but free, open, daily video chats, are a good way to start. There are three types of video meetings: Cultivate, Collaborate, & Connect (Link takes you right to Zoom call).

Please read our video call norms before joining a call.

Date & TimeLink Description & information
Monday 5/11 2:00pm LinkConnect
Check-In: How are you doing?
Facilitator: Mike Mitchell.
A member of The Educators’ Cooperative will ‘host’, but the conversation will be determined by whoever shows up. 
Tuesday 5/12 5:00pmLinkCollaborate
Topic: Closing out the Year Virtually, with meaning.
Facilitator: Amberly Sandberg.
EdCamp style – no ‘experts’ – share questions and successes.
Wednesday 5/13 5:00 LinkConnect 
Check-In: How are you doing?
Facilitator: Jenna Davis.
A member of The Educators’ Cooperative will ‘host’, but the conversation will be determined by whoever shows up. 
Thursday 5/14 12:00pm LinkCultivate
Topic: STEM/STEAM at a Distance – With Dan Furbish, founder of the Oasis Bike Workshop, Tomas Yan, STEM Teacher at Antioch Middle School, and Tamara Crews, STEM Teacher at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School.
An EdCo teacher will host instructional sessions where you can ask, try, practice, fail, and try again!
Friday 5/15 2:00pm LinkConnect 
Check-In: How are you doing?
Facilitator: Sarah Guest. 
A member of The Educators’ Cooperative will ‘host’, but the conversation will be determined by whoever shows up. 

Cultivate

Thursdays at 12:00 – We have so much to learn! Lucky for us, teachers are amazing and we know so much already! Zoom calls, YouTube channels, Instagram stories-as-instruction, Desmos, offline lessons, and more. An EdCo teacher will host instructional sessions where you can ask, try, practice, fail, and try again!

Collaborate

Tuesdays at 10:00. Mini unconferences with a specific topic or question at the center of the conversation. No experts, all learners – some will have more to share than others and some will join in with nothing but questions and that’s a perfect mix! If you’ve been to an EdCampNash, it’ll be like walking into one of those rooms with an EdCo teacher facilitating.

Connect

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 2:00. Open check-ins. A member of The Educators’ Cooperative will ‘host’, but the conversation will be determined by whoever shows up. We’ll keep it focused on being constructive and supportive, and we’ll stay in touch with our colleagues and friends and hopefully make some new connections while we’re at it!