“A very merry un-conference
Let’s all congratulate us with another cup of tea
A very merry unconference to you
Now statistics prove,
Prove that you’ve one conference
Imagine just one conference every year
Ah, but there are 364 unconferences!
Precisely why we’re gathered here to cheer…”
[with apologies to Disney:)]
Why wait for that all important conference once a year? Come to that, why wait for someone to arrange any kind of professional learning for you?! Grab that learning with both hands and hare along to an Educamp!
Unconferences – or barcamps – allow the participants to drive the agenda, offer topics themselves, network with others, or vote with their feet when a session loses interest.
Two of these ‘unconferences’ are happening in NZ for mad hatters – sorry, educators – who are interested in e-learning/education through ICTs.
- EduCampAKL 2011: Saturday 6th August at Epsom Girls’ Grammar, Auckland
- EduCampWelly 2011: Saturday 21st May at Wellington College, Wellington
Meet like-minded folk, take control of your own learning, share what you know – and to get a buzz from a day where everyone wants to be there, wants to share, and really cares about their students’ learning. A veritable wonderland of learning. We hope.
And they are free (koha donation welcome).
Pop along to the websites and pop your name down. Teapots optional.
[Image/lyrics source: Alice in Wonderland, Disney Pictures]