Edcamp ADW 2020
We are looking forward to seeing you at our February Edcamp. Grow your professional learning community, share what makes you passionate, learn about things outside of your comfort zone! Come for the food and giveaways, stay for the collaboration and learning experiences.
Join other passionate educators like yourself for a participant-driven, FREE professional development where educators of all backgrounds can share their experiences and knowledge. Elementary, Middle, High school, Special educators, staff, Catholic, public, private, ALL educators are welcome! This is a great opportunity to collaborate and learn with others.
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- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edcamp.adw
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/EdCampADW
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See info from our past EdCamp ADW & @CatholicEdCamp events and more information at http://adwcollaborators.weebly.com/edcamp-adw.html
- 9:00-9:45 - Arrive, set session board, introductions
- 9:45-10:30- Session 1
- 10:45- 11:30- Session 2
- 11:45-12:30 - Session 3
- 12:30-1:00 - Pizza Lunch, Smackdown, and Giveaways/Prizes
What Can I Expect at EdCampADW?
Energy, enthusiasm, and collaboration! Everyone at Edcamp is there to ask questions, share passions, and learn from each other. No one is required to be there; they make a decision that they want to learn and grow, and so they come! When you arrive, there is usually a bit of controlled chaos as people sign in, get their name tags, and grab breakfast. At your first edcamp, identify yourself as a newcomer when you sign in, so organizers can help you. They want to greet newcomers and welcome them into this dynamic movement.
What Really Happens at an EdCamp?
Initially, time is devoted (at least 30 minutes) to provide everyone who has come with an opportunity to introduce themselves to one another and to suggest a topic for the session board. Everyone who comes is encouraged to host a session, which simply means providing a topic or question for discussion. There is no expectation of expertise, only of professional curiosity.
Once the session board is filled, participants look at the finalized schedule and decide which sessions they want to attend.
Sessions are participant-driven, encouraging sharing and collaboration among everyone who comes to the session, whether it a few people or a large group. Teachers share their best practices, their challenges and their passions, each listening for key information to enhance their personalized professional development. There is no single expert in the room! Participants are empowered to have voice and choice at Edcamp and encouraged to subscribe to the "Rule of Two Feet," staying for sessions that meet their needs and politely leaving ones that do not.
Will I Learn at EdCampADW?
YES! The gains from attending an Edcamp are enormous. Educators and administrators exposed to the Edcamp model are more satisfied, learn more, and feel more supported after attending an Edcamp. Nearly 70% of all participants 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 that they developed beneficial contacts at each Edcamp, making it one of the most worthwhile networking events for educators out there.
Can I Get Credit for Attending EdCampADW?
There is a good chance you can! Teacher training credit varies by state and district, meaning participants must be their own advocates in receiving credit. The Edcamp Foundation has created a certifiate of completion and an activity log (hours) that we will be pass along to you on the date of our event. You can contact MSDE or OSSE, DC for approval. 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
Learn More: https://www.edcamp.org/attend