Are you new to the idea of an edcamp?


Edcamps are composed of educators, administrators & staff members who share a vested interest in growing professionally. Unlike other conferences, edcamps are considered to be an unconference because it does not include a key note speaker and the cost of attending is free. You want to share your ideas, sign up to speak. You want to hear the ideas of others being shared, sign up to attend a session.

Here are some additional resources that will provide you some further insight into what an edcamp is:


Mary Beth Hertz - Blog Post on Edutopia - "Introduction to Edcamp: A New Conference Model Built on Collaboration"

Introduction to Edcamp: A New Conference Model Built on Collaboration
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´╗┐Jason T Bedell - Making Connections for Learning - "No Unconferences Nearby? Start Your Own"

http://jasontbedell.com/no-unconferences-nearby-start-your-own

Hadley Ferguson - "Why Go to an Unconference?"

http://hadleyjf.wordpress.com/2010/07/31/why-go-to-an-unconference/

EdcampNYC just wrapped up on December 4, 2010...read a few of the blog posts below that reflect on time spent wisely!!!


William Stites - "My day at EdCamp NYC 2010"

http://www.williamstites.net/2010/12/05/my-day-at-edcamp-nyc-2010/

Lyn Hilt - "An #edcamp experience"

http://principalposts.edublogs.org/2010/12/05/an-edcamp-experience/

Hadley Ferguson - "Saturdays for Learning"

http://hadleyjf.wordpress.com/2010/12/05/saturdays-for-learning/

Still not convinced this is for you...Check out this video from the first edcamp: edcampPhilly


http://vimeo.com/16592733