By: Michelle Kinsey—
Muncie, IN— Calling all early childhood educators and providers! WIPB will have its first PBS Kids Edcamp on June 1 and you are invited.
The PBS Kids Edcamp will be 8:30 a.m. to noon at Ball State University’s Alumni Center, 2800 W. Bethel Ave.
You bring the questions and expertise for a FREE morning of fun, exploration, and discovery with a network of other early childhood educators in your area. We will bring the breakfast and prizes.
We’ll also introduce you to PBS KIDS resources that support social and emotional development, math, science, and literacy skills.
Register for the PBS Kids Edcamp on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wipb-pbs-kids-edcamp-tickets-55910683359?aff=ehomecard
What is PBS Kids Edcamp?
The Edcamp model began as an idea and has transformed into a movement. From Philadelphia to Portland and in 40 countries around the globe, authentic professional learning is energizing educators! Participants will collaborate with others to create discussion sessions based on the interests of the people in the room.
The entire “un-conference” is personalized and learner driven with those in the room sharing their experience and expertise. Edcamp embraces the belief that fellow educators can be some of the most valuable professional development resources for their colleagues.
Using a unique “un-conference” model, an Edcamp is based on four main principles:
- Participant-Driven – Educators choose what they want to discuss and what they want to learn. Session topics are generated by educators on the day of the Edcamp. Educators come with ideas, and—together with their peers—decide on what topics they want to cover with no formal leader.
- Free to Attend – There are no fees associated with attending an Edcamp. All educators are welcome.
- Experience Not Experts – All educator experiences are equally valued and respected. The Edcamp model taps into the wealth of experiences by providing a space for educators to share their ideas and thoughts with each other. Expertise is derived from collective and collaborative conversation.
- Rule of Two Feet – If educators want to explore multiple topics or are not getting the professional learning they hoped for in a session, they are free and encouraged to move on to another session. In other words, they are encouraged to use their two feet and walk, skip or jet propel their way to a topic that speaks to their interests.
For more information about the Edcamp, contact Michelle Kinsey, WIPB Community Engagement Manager, at (765) 285-5887 or firstname.lastname@example.org.