The next EdCamp Puget Sound will be held Saturday, May 20, at Annie Wright School in Tacoma from 9 am – 3 pm.
What is edCamp Puget Sound?
edCamp Puget Sound is a biannual unconference for educators. We got our start in November of 2012 and have established ourselves as a model for regional collaboration for teachers by teachers.
What is an unconference?
An unconference is an informal, audience-organized forum for discussion, learning, and networking. The schedule is decided at the beginning of the day, and anyone can facilitate at a session. Participants are encouraged to exercise the “Law of Two Feet” and move around until they find a session at which they can learn and/or contribute the most. You will learn something new, maybe make a new friend, and receive information that you can immediately apply in your classroom and professional life!
Who can attend?
Anyone! Most attendees will be K-12 or college educators from around the Puget Sound region.
How much does it cost?
It’s free! Coffee will be provided in the morning, but lunch is on your own (a chance to further converse with your fellow attendees).
I’m a K-12 teacher. Can I get clock hours?
Yes, Washington State certified teachers can receive five clock hours.
What should I bring?
Nothing is required, but we suggest a laptop and/or smartphone for taking notes and backchannel communication (a secondary conversation on Twitter, Facebook, etc.) We are an informal bunch, so leave your presentation slides at home.
What topics will be covered?
That’s up to you, but possible topics could include teacher leadership, teacher evaluations, problem based learning, technology tools, grades, gamification, coding, CCSS, the maker movement, brain research, Google Apps, and many more.