Did you hear the news? EdCamp is coming to Atlanta! I’m so excited about the possibilities of this ‘unconference”. You might be wondering what an “edcamp” is – so was I a few weeks ago. I happened to be participating in another chat on Twitter, #ecosys, run by great folks including Chris Jones. The discussion was centered on systems reform in education and opinions were flying! (I love a lively discussion!) As it turned out, I later started following some very knowledgeable people from #Edchat and #Edcamp based on that discussion. Now I knew what #edchat was (if you don’t, check it out here), but I had not heard of “edcamp” before. So I began researching and found this fantastic group of people who are passionate about education and innovation in education!
Edcamps are designed by educators for educators. They are participant driven – no predetermined sessions. Very organic, very innovative, and very lively! Imagine wanting to go to an education conference and it being totally free. Sounds like my kind of people. Check out EdCamp Atlanta’s website for more information. Many thanks to the EdCamp Foundation, Dan Callahan, and Mike Ritzius for the help and support in getting EdCamp Atlanta moving in the right direction! More posts to come as EdCamp Atlanta grows!