Register for EdCamp at Georgia Southern today
Registration is open for Georgia Southern University’s third annual EdCamp, which will take place on Saturday, April 21, at the University’s College of Education (COE) on the Statesboro Campus, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. EdCamp is a free, participant-driven professional development program for K-12 educators.
Often referred to as an “unconference” because of the lack of traditional conference structure, EdCamp is a fun, unique learning experience built on principles of connected and participatory learning. Attendees are asked to present current classroom practices, learn what others are doing, gain support for employing best practices in the classroom and actively participate in a host of sessions related to teaching and learning. Attendees help decide the sessions for the day based on a consensus of what they would like to learn or discuss.
According to EdCamp Co-Coordinator Michelle Reidel, Ph.D., EdCamp has established a new partnership with with Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) Education.
“GPB will be hosting several sessions and will bring a great deal of experience and knowledge to the event,” said Reidel. “They have numerous free or affordable resources for educators that span all content areas and all grade levels.”
GPB Education offers a wide array of digital learning resources from lesson plans, online simulations, educational videos, interactive curriculum and more. GPB partners with Discovery Education and PBS LearningMedia to offer quality educational programs.
EdCamps are held across the country and worldwide. The COE hosts EdCamp at Georgia Southern for any area K-12 education professionals who would like to attend. Last year, more than 100 education professionals shared their knowledge about their teaching experiences and tools at the College’s event.
Reserve a ticket to the 2018 EdCamp at Georgia Southern by clicking here. For more information about EdCamp, visit the event website at edcampgeorgiasouthern.weebly.com or email Michelle Reidel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Door prizes will also be awarded throughout the day’s events.
Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research institution founded in 1906, offers 142 degree programs serving more than 27,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.