EdCamp Bemidji will take place February 27, 2016 at Bemidji State University’s Hagg-Sauer Hall. EdCamp is a FREE “unconference,” designed to let college professors and K-12 teachers take back professional development. Rather than paying expensive presenters, learn from and teach each other.
Come enjoy a day of discussion and networking with preschool through college educators from surrounding communities. Those who are interested in attending EdCamp 2016, bring an idea for a session along with the anticipation of a full day of learning. A session might explore a technology tool, a discussion about best practices, or a collaborative presentation with multiple facilitators.
During the opening session, participants will meet in the lecture hall to build the schedule. Attendees will be invited to initiate a session using the following choices:
- I can teach others about…
- I invite others to teach about…
- I can facilitate a discussion about…
- Let’s get together and…
The schedule is built based on attendee’s answers to the following questions. Over the course of the day, participants will have the opportunity to attend up to four sessions. The rule of an “unconference” is to “vote with your feet.” Each participant will learn something new, develop new networking relationships, and leave with fresh ideas and information to apply immediately in their classroom and professional life.
For more information or to pre-register, visit: http://edcampbemidji.org
- Angie Gora, summer program director; (218) 755-2851, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Tim Goodwin, professor of professional education; (218) 755-3745,email@example.com
The EdCamp movement was started in 2010 by a group of educators in Philadelphia. The movement is built on the pay it forward method. The hosts of EdCamp Bemidji have been working with the EdCampMSP hosts for their first EdCamp, yet we look forward to paying it forward to other new EdCamps.
Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling nearly 5,000 students, Bemidji State offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding.