by Kristie Burk
If you want to participate in a truly unique learning experience, plan to be at Edcamp Downingtown on June 23, 2016.
What is an Edcamp?
Edcamps recognize and honor the expertise of teachers. Each Edcamp is organized and run by the educators who show up. An Edcamp is not professional development based on what someone else says that you need to learn or know; it is truly participant-driven. Do you have a concern that you’d like to discuss? Something that you need to know more about? Something awesome that you’d love to share? Edcamp is the place for you!
For starters, there is no schedule until the day of the event! YOU set the schedule.
The sessions are developed in the morning, based on the interests and questions of the people who give up their time to learn from and with other educators. There are no outside experts; the teachers who show up, working together, are the experts.
Edcamp Downingtown is open to any educator who wants to attend. Last year, we had participants who came all the way from Bermuda!
What will happen at Edcamp Downingtown?
Edcamps are not your traditional conference. When you arrive in the morning, we’ll begin with some coffee and some networking time. We will have a whiteboard with available classrooms and session times, but no sessions…yet.
Do you have an idea for a session you’d like to lead or a conversation you’d like to have? Simply walk up to the board and write in your idea! You don’t need to have a full-blown presentation with slides and handouts; we just need you to facilitate the session— the other folks in the room will jump right in.
If you don’t want to lead a session, you can head to the topics that most interest you, but be prepared to share.
Registration information is coming soon…but mark your calendars now!