Join us at our first 5DP EdCamp, an unconference for educators!
EdCamp 5DP will take place on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 at Malden High School from 8:30am-12:30pm.
This fantastic, free morning of professional development is lead by teachers and volunteers from across the Five District Partnership, 5DP, from varying areas of interest in education.
An EdCamp is a workshop setting designed specifically for teachers and their professional development needs. Unlike traditional conferences which have schedules set months in advance, an EdCamp has an agenda of topics that is created by the participants through a facilitated session at the start of the event. You and other participants will create a set of sessions that meet your needs and interests. This is an open forum for discussions on a wide range of topics within K-12 education, and we hope that you will leave inspired, empowered, and connected to new colleagues!
Built on principles of connected and participatory learning, EdCamp 5DP strives to bring teachers together to talk about the things that matter most to them: their interests, passions, and questions. EdCamp is based on the principle that participants can facilitate sessions on topics of interest, the assumption that the experts are already in the room, and that all can work together to build understanding by sharing their own knowledge and questions.
Check-in starts at 8:00am. See you there!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is EdCamp?
EdCamp is a form of unconference designed specifically for teachers and their needs.
What makes EdCamp an unconference?
Unlike traditional conferences which have schedules set months in advance by the people running the conference, EdCamp has an agenda that’s created by the participants at the start of the event. Instead of one person standing in front of the room talking for an hour, people are encouraged to have discussions and hands-on sessions. Sponsors don’t have their own special sessions or tables, all of the space and time are reserved for the things the people there want to talk about. People could pay hundreds of dollars to attend another conference, or they could go to EdCamp for free. Built on principles of connected and participatory learning, EdCamp strives to bring teachers together to talk about the things that matter most to them: their interests, passions, and questions. Teachers who attend EdCamp can choose to lead sessions on those things that matter, with an expectation that the people in the room will work together to build understanding by sharing their own knowledge and questions.
What are the rules of EdCamp?
- Non-commercial and conducted with a vendor-free presence
- Hosted by any organization interested in furthering the EdCamp mission
- Made up of sessions that are determined on the day of the event
- Events where anyone who attends can be a presenter
- Reliant on the “law of two feet” that encourages participants to find a session that meets their needs
Who should come to EdCamp?
- K-12 teachers
- District leaders
- Public & private school staff
- Post secondary educators
- Community education advocates
How do I reserve my spot?
Reserve your FREE ticket today at:
How do I get there?
Malden High School is located at 77 Salem St, Malden, MA 02148
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