EdCamps offer a wide-range of professional conversations and experiences. As an "unconference" we begin the day with a blank session board. Volunteers sign up to facilitate conversations. The unconference is free. Participants are encouraged to "vote with their feet." If a session is not meeting a learner's needs, feel free to get up and choose another session to attend. The day will boast three sessions. We will open with a short ignite session and host an "App Smackdown" at lunch time. Start thinking about favorite apps and sites to share during the Smackdown--bonus points for talking up purposeful use of the tools you share!
Who runs each session?
Volunteers lead each session. Sessions are informal and run the gamut from conversation to demonstration. EdCamp sessions are not "death by power point" affairs.Instead, educators (and students!) talk to and with each other. Through shared experience we co-create knowledge about teaching and learning. That does not mean sessions lack any visual support--by all means bring a laptop or some student samples or supplies to chart ideas virtually or on paper. Share pictures from your classroom context. Demonstrate a favorite tool. Sessions share what is working (or not working) in our schools and classrooms. Some are technology infused and some are paper-dependent. There is richness in diversity.
What should I bring?
Bring what you learn with best. Bring an educator friend. Bring a teacher buddy. Bring your passion for learning and enthusiasm for instructional practice. Bring to your favorite tools and your willingness to share. You don't need to bring anything but yourself.