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FAQ 2017

How much does EdCamp Silicon Valley cost to attend?
EdCamp Silicon Valley is absolutely free of charge for all participants.

Where exactly is EdCamp Silicon Valley? 
EdCamp Silicon Valley is at the Media Arts Center at Palo Alto High School which is located at 50 Embarcadero Rd. in Palo Alto. Here's a map. It is directly across the street from Stanford University on one side and Palo Alto's Town and Country Village on the other.  The cross street is The El Camino.  The high school, which we fondly call PALY, is easily accessible by both the 280 and 101 freeways. The Media Center building is right across from the side of the school that faces Town and Country.

What should I bring? Laptops, lunch? 
We recommend you bring your own personal device for sharing and reference.  Phones, laptops, and/or tablets are highly recommended and encouraged.  You are welcome to bring a bag lunch if going out for lunch isn't your thing.  Across the street from the high school, Palo Alto's Town and Country Village offers many options for lunch. Alternatively, restaurants on California street are very close by as well.

Can I follow EdCamp Silicon Valley on Twitter?
Well, of course!  Our Twitter handle is @EdCampSV.  Use hashtag #EdCampSV for tweets.  

Will there be an after party?
Join us at Antonio's Nut House on 321 California Ave, Palo Alto, right after. 

Where can I learn more about EdCamps in general?
The EdCamp Foundation has a great deal of information about the origin of EdCamps and their importance to furthering students' education as well as teachers' professional development across the globe.

You can also learn more from these blogs and articles:

PD (Mostly) Sucks. Is EdCamp the Solution?  by Dawn Casey-Rowe on Teach Thought

EdCamp

EdCamp 101


For more information about EdCampSV, check out resources from EdCampSV 2015.
For more information about EdCampSV, check out resources from EdCampSV 2016.

Who is organizing EdCamp Silicon Valley? 
The following educators have been collaborating to make February 11th a valuable day of learning for all who attend!  
Amanda Haughs - Math & Tech TOSA in CampbellUSD - @mshaughs
Amber Kraver - Computer Science Teacher, EdTech TOSA in Sunnyvale Christian School - @AmberKraver
David Cohen - NBCT English Teacher at Palo Alto High School in PAUSD - @CohenD
Jenna Segall - Fifth Grade Teacher in PAUSD - @MrsSegall
Kristi Van - Third Grade Teacher in PAUSD - @kvanfm
Mark Loundy - Instructional Technology Specialist in Cupertino - @MarkLoundy
Matt Hall - Activities Director at Palo Alto High School in PAUSD - @jugglesensei
Stacey Tachiki - Special Education Teacher in San Mateo - @stachiki
Valerie Sabbag - Fifth Grade Teacher in PAUSD - @vnsabbag
Joe Young - Math & STEAM Coach in PAUSD - @JYoung1219