What is Edcamp?
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EdCamp is unlike any professional development you have ever experienced. First, you get to CHOOSE what sessions you want to attend based on YOUR interests. Second, if the topic doesn’t apply to you, or you don’t enjoy the session, YOU CAN LEAVE and choose a different one!
Even if you currently enjoy wonderful professional development at your school, EdCamp is unique because the sessions are led by colleagues in the field and based around universal topics in education. It is also a wonderful model to bring to your school for future professional development.
In addition, at EdCamp, you can meet educators from all over the tri-state area from Public, Private and Charter schools as well as forward-thinking administrators. This chance to network in an informal arena will allow you to build a network of like-minded colleagues with whom you can brainstorm and learn.
By attending EdCamp, you are guaranteed to learn something new, make a new friend and receive information that you can immediately apply in your classroom and professional life!
As an administrator, what will I get out of EdCamp?
By attending sessions at EdCamp, you can hear the voices of teachers in the classroom and get a fresh perspective on what is going on in local schools. You have the opportunity to see innovative projects that you may want to start in your own school, and you also have the chance to network with administrators in other schools, districts and states. The format of EdCamp will also prove to be a powerful way to run professional development in your own school with your own staff.
In order to provide more information about the EdCamp model, please read what others have said about their experiences at other unconferences for teachers.
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