Warner School to Bring EdCamp Experience to Rochester

LeChase HallThe Warner School of Education will host EdCamp UR Warner, a free professional development event bringing together K-12 and postsecondary educators on campus, from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 21 in LeChase Hall. The event will center on educational technology and instructional technology practice, as well as serve as a catalyst for spurring additional topics pertaining to technology and education.

The conference is organized by Warner faculty and doctoral student Katie McFarland in collaboration with nearly two-dozen school districts participating in the K-12 Digital Conversion Consortium.
EdCamp UR Warner is unique in that it is an “un-conference.” There will be no set schedule nor any pre-planned sessions or pre-determined presenters. The agenda will be determined the morning of the event, when participants submit their ideas for conference topics upon arrival. The three breakout sessions, which will be built around their ideas, will take place from 9 to 11:30 a.m., allowing attendees to shift roles between discussion leader and attendee/audience.
The EdCamp movement was born in Philadelphia in 2010 and the idea spread through the grassroots of the education community, with more than 1500 EdCamps around the world in 35 countries since then. By adopting the un-conference protocol inspired by the tech world’s BarCamp model, EdCamps provide access to high-quality, personalized professional learning for current and future educators.
Register and learn more about EdCamp UR Warner HERE or at http://edcampurwarner.weebly.com/. For the latest updates, follow EdCamp UR Warner on Twitter


Tags: Digital Conversion, K-12 Digital Conversion Consortium, professional development, professional learning