Will I really learn?
YES! The gains from attending Edcamp are enormous. Educators and administrators exposed to the Edcamp model are more satisfied, learn more, and feel more supported. Nearly 70% report learning at least 4 or more ideas they want to implement in their classrooms, and 23% report learning over 10! Both administrators and educators agree that the Edcamp model is more productive and valuable than traditional, presentation-oriented professional development, with close to 97% of all attendees stating they developed beneficial contacts at Edcamp, making it one of the most worthwhile networking events for educators out there.
"The best professional development has been when a teacher shows me what has revolutionized their classroom...anything that a fellow teacher, who is still in the classroom, presents beats out anything else." ~ Teachers Know Best, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Can I get credit?
There's a good chance you can! However, teacher training credit varies by state and district so participants must be their own advocates in receiving credit. The Edcamp Foundation has created materials to help you get approval from your administration. Let them know that over 80% of adminstrators who were exposed to the Edcamp model not only approved it for teacher training credit, but adapted the model for their districts!