Dear Mini School Family,
I am currently involved in organizing the first ever Edcamp Vancouver. It is an “un-conference” and ALL STAKEHOLDERS IN EDUCATION are welcome to attend. That means, it is open to all educators, PARENTS and STUDENTS. If you are interested for more information, see below:
WHEN: Saturday April 16th, 2011, 9am – 4pm
WHERE: John Oliver Secondary School, 530 41st Ave E. Vancouver, BC V5W 1P3
WHO: Educators, Parents, Students, Media, Everyone!
So WHAT IS IT?
The purpose of Edcamp is to put a bunch of creative, innovative and dedicated people together to share ideas and improve teaching and educational practices. Workshops are conversation driven and not typical lecture style presentations. All participants are invited to contribute ideas in workshops, and any attendee who feels comfortable is encouraged to offer a workshop.
The Edcamp experience will be that of an un-conference. Wikipedia describes an un-conference as a facilitated, participant-driven conference centered on a theme or purpose. The term “unconference” has been applied, or self-applied, to a wide range of gatherings that try to avoid one or more aspects of a conventional conference, such as high fees and sponsored presentations. Edcamp Vancouver is FREE.
A key component of the Edcamp Vancouver un-conference experience will be the use of technology to assist attendees in learning what is happening in each of the facilitated learning opportunities that is occurring. Each room will be equipped with an LCD projector, and other technology, for use by presenters if they choose.
So what do YOU HAVE TO DO?
- Register at http://edcampvancouver.org/registration
- If you have a presentation, or question(s), bring it!
- Show up, contribute, learn, enjoy!
What will the DAY LOOK LIKE?
|9:00am to 9:15am||What is Edcamp Vancouver?|
|9:15am to 9:50am||Planning schedule & refreshments|
|10:00am to 11:00am||Session one|
|11:15am to 12:15pm||Session two|
|12:15am to 1:15pm||Lunch|
|1:15pm to 2:15pm||Session three|
|2:30pm to 3:30pm||Session four|
|3:30pm to 4:00pm||Wrap-up|
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please feel free to pass it along to anyone interested in education!