A different approach to STEM Professional Development

EdCamp 101

So what is an EdCamp?

Edcamp is a form of unconference designed specifically for teachers and their needs.

What makes Edcamp an unconference? Unlike traditional conferences which have schedules set months in advance by the people running the conference, Edcamp has an agenda that’s created by the participants at the start of the event. Instead of one person standing in front of the room talking for an hour, participants share ideas in a facilitated discussion format. Sponsors don’t have their own special sessions or tables, all of the space and time are reserved for the things the people there want to talk about. Educators pay hundreds of dollars to attend a national conference, or they could go to Edcamp for free.

Ed Camp is built on principles of connected and participatory learning, it strives to bring teachers together to talk about the things that matter most to them: their interests, passions, and questions. Teachers who attend Edcamp can choose to lead sessions on those things that matter, with an expectation that the people in the room will work together to build understanding by sharing their own knowledge and questions.

IllinICE 2015 Edcamp @ HCC

Saturday, Oct. 3rd, 8:30am

Heartland Community College 1500 West Raab Road, Normal, Illinois 61761

This is a B.Y.O.D. event.

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Agenda of Awesomeness

9:00- Opening and welcome to Edcamp

9:20 to 10:05- Session 1

10:15 to 11:00- Session 2

11:10 to 11:55- Session 3

12:00- Closing and prizes

This event is being sponsored by the following: