What is an edcamp (unconference)?
A gathering of educators talking about a common theme
Examples include edcamp, barcamp and edubloggercon
This unconference’s theme is the Common Core. You will gain insights by hearing answers to these and any other questions you may have:
- What are districts doing to implement the Common Core?
- What am I expected to know about the Common Core Standards for the grade level(s) and content area I teach to prepare my students for the 2014?
- What am I expected to know as a classroom teacher?
- Just how different are the Common Core from previous state standards?
- What kinds of professional development are available to assist with implementing the Common Core?
Why are the benefits of attending this edcamp?
- Everyone at an unconference has a voice. At an unconference the focus is on learning from and sharing with other educators, unlike more formal PD events.
- There is no obligation to stay in a session. By applying the “Rule of Two Feet,” if you feel you have joined a conversation that does not meet your needs, your feet take you to another discussion.
- There are no requests for proposals (RFP’s) for an unconference. Simply place your name and session idea on a wiki or chart paper. There is no need to prepare a formal presentation as you and your group are having a professional conversation. You can either join a conversation or start one.
- Meet face-to-face some of the people that you communicate with on Twitter, Facebook, in Nings out in the Edublogosphere.
- Unconferences are typically FREE!
How can you participate?
Unconferences are usually advertised via Twitter, conference sites, blogs and wikis. Please share this information with your colleagues. Register for FREE at: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3741791800
Participate in person, via the backchannel, or with the #edcampcc hashtag on Twitter.