★ What is “DubC”? ★
Students and other locals shorten the familiar name of Wilmington College to its initials, WC. A further shortening of “doubleyew-see” leads to “dub-cee”. With a nod to the culture that makes an Unconference of this type possible, we have chosen to name the event “edcampDubC”.
This event will give “veteran educators” a great opportunity to meet and learn with “pre-service teachers” as well!
★ What is “edcamp”? ★
Edcamp is a form of unconference designed specifically for teachers and their needs.
What makes Edcamp an unconference? Unlike traditional conferences which have schedules set months in advance by the people running the conference, Edcamp has an agenda that’s created by the participants at the start of the event. Instead of one person standing in front of the room talking for an hour, people are encouraged to have discussions and hands-on sessions. Sponsors don’t have their own special sessions or tables, all of the space and time are reserved for the things the people there want to talk about. People could pay hundreds of dollars to attend another conference, or they could go to Edcamp for free.
Built on principles of connected and participatory learning, Edcamp strives to bring teachers together to talk about the things that matter most to them: their interests, passions, and questions. Teachers who attend Edcamp can choose to lead sessions on those things that matter, with an expectation that the people in the room will work together to build understanding by sharing their own knowledge and questions.
– edcamp.org, “What Is Edcamp?“
★ When and Where? ★
edcampDubC 2014 is scheduled for Saturday, October 10, 2015. Registration will be from 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM. The day is scheduled to end at 3:30 PM.
★ How much? ★
edcampDubC 2015 is FREE. Space is limited, however, so to guarantee your spot, you should grab a free ticket to the event [registration is not open yet] if you seriously plan to attend.
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