Edcamp Leadership is a free unconference for school leaders devoted to K-12 education issues and ideas. Its goal is to assemble forward-thinking school administrators, the board of education members, classroom teacher leaders, parents/community members – anyone interested in K-12 education – for a day of conversation, reflection, and inspiration.
There are no keynotes. There is no preset agenda. Everything to be discussed that day is determined by the attendees themselves on the morning of the event.
If you’ve never been to an unconference, don’t worry. You’re virtually assured to leave at the end of the day renewed, invigorated and overflowing with ideas to bring back to your district.
How is that possible?
Most people say that the best part of “traditional” conferences is the conversation that occurs with fellow participants between sessions, or perhaps over lunch.
Now, imagine an entire CONFERENCE built around conversations – informal, small-group gatherings with honest, earnest discourse where the expertise is fully acknowledged to be IN THE ROOM – not just at the front of it.
THAT is an Edcamp. THAT is what makes the learning experience powerful. THAT is why you need to attend.
Who should come?
Think of this like a team event. A team event where a central office staff, school board, administrative team, and/or district leadership team all attends, learns, shares and collaborates on a vision for the future of their school or district. EdcampSTL supports teacher learning, this ConnectED Leader event is focused on educational leadership.
“Feel” of the day
Most sessions are unknown to us right now. The majority of sessions will be made up on the spot and done in an “unconference” style. The planning team has reached out to leaders in specific areas you mentioned and brought them to you. Don’t see something on the session board list, add it! Have an expertise to share, share it. The sessions will be discussion driven and conversation focused so no powerpoint/keynote slides necessary. As with all ConnectED Learning events, we will encourage the “rule of two feet.”
Rough Schedule of the day
8:00 - 8:30 - Breakfast, Check-in, and Kickoff
8:30 - 9:20 - Session 1
9:30 - 10:20 - Session 2
10:30 - 11:25 - Session 3
11:25 - 12:00 - Eval/Wrap up/Prizes
Earn graduate credit!
Attend Edcamp Leadership, apply what you learned, and earn graduate credit through Lindenwood University! More details to come.