Why EdCamp?


I’m very excited to be on the EdCamp Hamilton Planning Committee. On Saturday, May 4th, a group of educators, parents, administrators, and students will be meeting to discuss topics in education that are important to them. This professional development is being driven by the people there. It’s an opportunity for collaboration amongst all stakeholders in education, and I love this!

In the past couple of years, I’ve attended and presented at numerous conferences, and while I always enjoy the sessions that I go to, what I often enjoy the most is the conversations I have outside of these sessions. It’s these informal conversations that often bring about the most change. EdCamp allows for a full day of these informal conversations.

So I hope that all of you reading this post will consider attending EdCamp Hamilton on May 4th. Let’s share ideas and learn together! This will be my first EdCamp, and I can’t wait to go.

Why do you think others should attend an EdCamp? What advice do you have for first-time EdCamp participants? Why are you attending? I’d love to hear your thoughts!


2 thoughts on “Why EdCamp?

  1. I’m super excited to be attending EdCamp Hamilton. People should attend because it’s amazing FREE PD and you can vote with your feet which means if something isn’t meeting your need, and you really cotton on to something else that someone is saying, you can just follow your heart and go participate with THAT group instead.
    I have no advice for first-timers since I’ll be one myself.
    For me, it’s fairly close to home, and that’s awesome as well since I just moved here.
    Excited to be part of the digital movement and conversations. I think it will kind of be like live Twitter, but with more extended conversations. The hardest part will probably be missing out on conversations I want to be part of. Decisions…. decisions… decisions. 🙂

    • Thanks for your comment, Janice! I feel exactly the same way. It will be great to exchange ideas with so many other people. I look forward to a wonderful day of learning! I hope to meet you too. 🙂


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