It’s #edcamp season! What is an EdCamp? EdCamp is free, democratic, participant-driven professional development for teachers.
Twitter and the web is on fire with Edcamp sign-up announcements as many educators around the world prepare to go back to school. We’ve been supporters of EdCamp from the start. Adam (one of our company co founders) spoke at the first one in Philadelphia 4 years ago, and now over 500 have happened! We’re excited to highlight the Edcamp lineup for this school year and encourage folks to start their own using wikis!
Dan Callahan, one of the founders of Edcamp, and chairman of the Edcamp Foundation, gave us a few tips for using wikis to organize your EdCamp.
First, head to edcamp.wikispaces.com. There, you’ll see a list of existing events. See one in your neighborhood? Click on it and register and start dreaming of the fun learning you’ll have! You can also start your own by simply adding a new page to the home page.
“A wiki is an excellent place to get started to promote things,” Dan says. “A lot of people go to your wiki to look for your event, so keep it up to date. Thanks to all the features and widgets, it’s also really easy to add maps and other useful information for those attending the event.” The main EdCamp wiki also houses valuable information on how to organize, finance, and implement your own Edcamp as well.
Are You Going to or Organizing an EdCamp?
Let us know in the comments below or tweet us with your site at www.twitter.com/wikispaces, we’re happy to spread the word!