EdCamp Harrisburg 2012: A Smart Move for Educators
Oct 20, 2012
Teachers, administrators and educators need professional development, but there are fewer opportunities with declining resources and limited release time for them to get together face-to-face with peers. The amount of resources school systems have to support professional development s is limited for many in the education field.
An upcoming free ‘unconference’ known as EdCamp Harrisburg hopes to provide those with a passion for education with an opportunity to lean new ideas to meet the constantly evolving demands of helping students succeed.
Hosted by Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and organized by a group of local teachers, professors and administrators, EdCamp Harrisburg, with a focus on K-12 education issues and ideas, is scheduled for Saturday, October 20, 2012.
The concept is simple. EdCamp Harrisburg is not your typical education conference with a set agenda. The free day-long event known as an ‘unconference’ because it is filled with open, participatory events, discussions, and workshops where presentation content is provided by the participants rather than chosen speakers.
EdCamp Harrisburg has a flexible schedule and is run by local teachers, educators and others who want to informally spark discussion and learn new ideas from one another. This unconference is for all involved in education: teachers, students, parents, professors, administrators and all who have a passion for education in today’s world.
Entry is limited to the first 200 signups. The doors open at 8 a.m. and the event is scheduled to conclude at 4 p.m. To learn more about EdCamp Harrisburg or to register, go online to http://edcampharrisburg.eventbrite.com/ or email Andy Petroski, director of the HU Learning Technologies Master of Science (LTMS) program, at APetroski@harrisburgU.edu
Harrisburg University is located at 326 Market Street in Harrisburg. Free parking is available on the street.