Saturday, December 4, 2010

Professional Development On a New Level

Traditionally, professional development for teachers in most schools can be costly and sometimes frustrating.  Often schools only provided partial funding for teachers to attend a conference that requires travel, food and hotel costs.  Or, we fly several hours to attend a conference only to be disappointed about the learning that occurred.  Have you considered EdCamp?

EdCamp is a growing phenomenon in the field of education.  It is very much like an an unconference.  As definded on the Edcamp wiki, "Edcamp is free (or very cheap), democratic, participant-driven professional development for teachers."  Here is a video clip with a brief explanation of Edcamps:

Here is a blog that lists many Edcamps.

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