What is EdCamp?
An EdCamp is an unconference gathering of educators to talk about relevant issues and ideas that they deem important.
EdCamp defined from the EdCamp Foundation: "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, 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. People could pay hundreds of dollars to attend another conference, or they could go to Edcamp for free.
Built on principles of connected and participatory learning, Edcamp 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."
EdCamp Silicon Valley
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Palo Alto High School
50 Embarcadero Road
Media Arts Center
Palo Alto, CA
9:00AM Registration, Coffee, Networking, Session Selections
10:00AM First Session Starts
12:00PM Lunch on your own (numerous restaurants just steps away at Town & Country Center)
3:00PM Last Session Ends
3:30PM After Party Starts!
Amber Kraver @AmberKraver