EdCampLA will be February 22, 2014 in West Hollywood at The Center for Early Education.
It be definitely be an #EduAwesome day. Registration is now open for EdCampLA!
So there’s a quiet revolution happening in professional development. Teachers across the country (and around the world) are turning professional development on its head and making it what they want. It’s a resistance. A resistance to the top-down, high stakes culture that reduces students to numbers. And if that weren’t bad enough, this culture attempts to essentially do the same thing to teachers by way of mandated, and often meaningless, professional development.
Teaching is a creative endeavor. Not because our students are blank canvases or pieces of unshaped clay, but because we create experiences for our kids. The thing is, creative types like to hang out and learn from other creatives. But when does this happen? When do teachers get an opportunity to learn from other professionals outside their own school or district WITHOUT someone else dictating the topic and schedule?
That’s what EdCamps are all about.
Come enjoy a day with colleagues from California and beyond. Arrive with an idea for a session that you would like to lead or with the anticipation of a full day of learning. A session might explore a technology tool, a discussion about best practices, or a collaborative presentation with multiple facilitators.
During the first hour (8:00-9:00), you will have time to meet other teachers over free coffee. There will be an empty session board where you and all attendees can post session titles. Sessions begin at 9:00 am.
Over the course of the day, you will have the opportunity to attend up to four sessions. The rule of the unconference is to “vote with your feet”. If a session doesn’t meet your needs, simply get up and move on to another room.
We will not be providing certificates for the professional development you receive. You will learn great teaching strategies, make new friends, and receive information that you can immediately apply in your classroom and professional life!
Check out a great blog post from the PLP Network, Unconference: Revolutionary professional learning.
What is the Cost?
EdCampLA is free. Please bring a sack lunch or money to purchase lunch.
What Should I Bring?
Bring a friend. Bring a laptop or iPad Air–you will want to view the session board online, tweet, take notes, and view websites discussed throughout the day. And bring ideas!
How Do I Register?
Reserve your space now. Registration is free, but limited.
How Do I Get There?
The Center for Early Education is located at 563 North Alfred St., West Hollywood, CA 90048. Arrive by 8:30 to park in the garage on Clinton St. near the corner of Melrose. Otherwise, please use street parking and obey posted signs.
Join us immediately afterwards for the after party. #EduHops