edcampPGH is a form of unconference designed specifically for teachers and their needs. What makes edcampPGH an unconference? Unlike traditional conferences which have schedules set months in advance by the people running the conference, edcampPGH 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, people are encouraged to have 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 the people there want to talk about.
Built on principles of connected and participatory learning, edcampPGH strives to bring teachers together to talk about the things that matter most to them: their interests, passions, and questions. Teachers who attend edcampPGH 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.
"Building the Board" - Photo by Norton Gusky
Thank you to all that made the first edcampPGH a positive, wonderful experience!
Join us for the only screening of this film in Pittsburgh and stay for a
co-moderated debrief with Lisa Abel-Palmieri from The Ellis School
and Alessandra Hartkopf from the Sprout Fund!