WHO: Teachers, Administrators, Tech department interested in learning from others in a stress free, laid back atmosphere.
HOW: Check out edcamp.org, see if there are any EdCamps coming up in your area. If not, possibly consider hosting one of your own.
WHEN: Visit http://www.edcamp.org/participate to see a list of reported scheduled EdCamp Events.
It is hard to describe an EdCamp to someone who has not participated in one. I highly suggest checking one out, there is nothing really to lose. EdCamps are always free, each one takes a life of it’s own, and many times there are some sweet door prizes to win! The general layout of the day goes something like:
Registration – Many EdCamps do pre-registration to speed this up in the morning.
Introductions – Hosts are introduced, give a layout of the building, and discuss the itinerary.
Presentation Board – This is the time where the audience mingles and discusses what they would like to learn more about and what they are willing to present on.
Breakout Sessions – Some EdCamps do a couple long sessions, others will do (3-4) sixty minute sessions.
I am currently working with a couple other educators to host EdCamp Ohio on April 23, 2016 in Tiffin, OH. This will be the third EdCamp I have hosted, and each one has been great! If you will be in the area, please consider participating. More information on EdCamp Ohio at: www.edcampohio.org