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PAEA is proud to be supporting EdCamp Silicon Valley on February 11, 2017, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Palo Alto High School. EdCamp is an "unconference," a gathering of educators in which presentations and discussions are organized by the participants on the day of the event. It's autonomous, peer-driven PD rather than the "let's bring in an outside expert" style. For more info on EdCamps, check out http://edcamp.org/ and http://edcamp.wikispaces.org/.
If you're interested in coming, you can register at edcampsv.eventbrite.com; tickets are free, but they are limited. If you're on Twitter, we're at @edcampsv and using the tag #edcampsv. For more info go to: www.edcampsv.org. Edcamps around the country have drawn crowds of teachers who share an interest in lively discussion and learning. A team of PAUSD teachers and TOSAs has been planning this event throughout the fall, and it will be cosponsored by several other local associations including PAEA.
Q: Can I use this towards my professional development hours?
A: No - the content of the event won't even been determined until that day, and the emerging edcamp "tradition" is to make it like camp - something done strictly for the enjoyment of talking and learning together.
Q: Is there food involved?
A: PAEA is providing breakfast to show our support for teacher-led learning and regional networking among educators. Lunch is on your own, with Town & Country across the street for easy access to lots of tasty options.
Q: What kind of topics come up?
A: Whatever participants suggest that day! There's a process for proposing sessions and scheduling them within the first half hour of the day.
Q: What do I need to bring?
A: A laptop, tablet, or smartphone will be essential to access to the schedule once it's set. Wifi access will be available to all. And dressing in layers is always a good idea with Paly's antiquated HVAC system.