Take charge of your own professional learning. Edcamps are made by educators for educators. Join us for a day of learning, networking and fun!
The day will begin with networking. Start thinking about a session that you'd like to add on the schedule. No one should come prepared with a presentation, instead just come with a topic for discussion or a question that has been burning.
After the morning kick off, the sessions will begin. The law of two feet applies all day. If you are in one session, and would like to move to a different one, please do! After lunch and additional sessions, there will be time to share your favorite Web 2.0 (or not!) tools and give away great prizes from our sponsors.
As space is limited for the event, the Edcamp Maryland will keep the free event open to all by running a lottery. We felt this was important to ensure that a diverse mix of people had an opportunity to attend. Of course, we wish that we had enough room for everyone, but unfortunately the space available won’t permit that. So, please put your name in the lottery once and we’ll notify you in early March about your status as an attendee.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Maryland State Department of Education
Nancy S. Grasmick Building
200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Date: March 25th, 2017
8:30: Registration/Board Planning
9:20: Welcome Meeting
9:50: 1st Session
10:45: 2nd Session
12:05: Lunch (detail TBD)
1:00: 3rd Session
1:55: 4th Session
2:50: Closing Meeting
There will be 5 breakout rooms. It will be exciting to see the conversation topics that are generated on the day of the event!
What can/can't I bring to the event?
The location will have wireless access so be sure to bring your favorite device. In addition, security requires that all participants have valid government ID to enter the building. Other than that bring an open mind and smile.
Where can I park?
There is a nearby parking garage next to the building, it cost $10 for the day. There are several other garages that near the building as well and street parking.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can reach the event organizers via Twitter @edcampmaryland
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, having a printed ticket is how you will gain entrance into the building. The security desk will need to check your ID, ticket, and any personal electronic devices.
Will chow be provided?
Sponsors may be providing light refreshments in the morning and lunch in the afternoon. Once this is confirmed all participants will be emailed. If food can not be provided, there are many local restaurants in walking distance of the state building.
Light Rail: (30-45 minutes)
The Light Rail travels from Baltimore County’s Hunt Valley through the heart of Downtown Baltimore to Cromwell Station/Glen Burnie in Anne Arundel County. Seven light rail stops are in Downtown, Baltimore. There is a stop on Howard Street, half a block from the entrance of MSDE. Hours of operation: Mon - Fri 6am-11pm; Sat 8am-11pm; Sun 11am-7pm.
Metro Subway: (30-45 minutes)
The Baltimore Metro runs between Owings Mills and Johns Hopkins Hospital. It operates Mon-Fri - 5am-midnight and Sat, Sun and Holidays - 6am-midnight. The nearest stop to the MSDE is the Metro-Charles Center Station, 2 blocks east.
From the Northeast (Philadelphia/New York) or Southwest (Washington, DC):
Take I95 North or South, as appropriate to I395 North, Exit 53. As you merge onto I395, move to the left lane to “Downtown/Inner Harbor”. I395 becomes Howard Street. Stay to the left until you pass Camden Yards (stadium) and cross Pratt Street. After Pratt Street, move to the right lane and go 2 blocks to Baltimore Street. Turn Right. Half a block on the left is a parking facility. MSDE is next to the east side of the parking facility.
From the West (Frederick/Hagerstown):
Take I70 East to I695 South (Glen Burnie). Follow I695 South to I95 North. Follow directions above from the Southwest.
From the South (Annapolis):
Take I97 North to I695 West, Exit 17A. Follow I695 West to MD Route 295 North (Baltimore-Washington Parkway), Exit 7B. In approximately 4 miles, MD 295 becomes Russell Street. Follow Russell Street and bear around Camden Yards (stadium) as Russell Street becomes Paca Street. Cross Pratt, Lombard and Redwood Streets and turn right on Baltimore Street. Cross Eutaw and Howard Street. The parking facility is in the middle of the next block on the left. MSDE is next to the east side of the parking facility.
From the North (Harrisburg):
Take I83 South to its terminus in Baltimore. I83 becomes Presidents Street. Proceed on Presidents Street and cross Baltimore Street. At the next intersection, turn right onto Lombard Street. Follow Lombard Street for approximately 0.8 miles and turn right on Howard Street. Go one block and turn right on Baltimore Street. Half a block on the left is a parking facility. MSDE is next to the east side of the parking facility.
From the Northwest (Westminster):
Take I795 to I695 East (Towson). Follow I695 to I83 South (Baltimore), exit 23. Follow the directions above for “From the North”.
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