edcampPGH is an unconference designed to meet the needs of teachers.
What makes edcampPGH an unconference? Unlike traditional conferences scheduled months in advance by the people running the conference, participants at edcampPGH create the agenda during the event.
"Building the Board" photo by Norton Gusky
Edcamps are participatiory. They depend on discussions and hands-on sessions. Sponsors don’t have their own special sessions or tables, all of the space and time are reserved for the things people want to talk about.
Built on principles of connected learning, edcampPGH strives to bring teachers together to talk about the things that matter most to them: their interests, passions, and experience. Teachers who attend edcampPGH can choose to lead their own sessions on 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.