Edcamp is like no other professional development you've attended!

Edcamp of Poconos 2020 was held entirely online on June 30, 2020! Edcamp allows educators to design and attend sessions of their choice depending on their needs. At the start of the day, participants design desired sessions. Participants share their areas of expertise or attend sessions they want to learn more about. If you have a skill, you can spontaneously lead a session. If you want to learn, you can join a session that looks interesting. The idea is for you to walk away with information you can use in your classroom with your students the next day while also creating a strong professional network with other local educators.

Check back in late Spring 2021 for more information about our next Edcamp!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does it cost?

    Nothing! It is absolutely FREE!

  • What is the format?

    Edcamps are “unconference” events with a focus on education and learning. Much like a teacher-centered classroom, most professional learning is done where participants listen to one person who shares their presentation with the audience. Edcamps on the other hand are more like a student-centered classroom, meant to encourage conversation and participation among the attendees. Participants determine the topics for the day and take an active role in setting the direction of the conference. While the day typically begins with breakfast and construction of the day's session board, this year's virtual event has predetermined sessions that were chosen based on community input during the planning.

  • Do I have to speak or present?

    No! While we encourage you to share ideas, you may just sit back and take everything in. If you do decide to present, it does not mean that you have to prepare for hours. In fact, Edcamps run better without a preplanned presentation. Do you consider yourself well-versed on a topic? Why not share with others? We all learn better when we share with others.

  • What does a session look like?

    This could vary depending on how many are in the session and the nature of the dialogue. It may look like a round table discussion or a series of squares on Zoom.

  • What do I bring?

    Because this year's event is online, you only need to bring yourself and a willingness to learn with others. Short breaks have been built into the schedule.

  • Do I need a "tech" background to participate?

    While Edcamps have been made extremely popular through Twitter and blogs, this doesn't mean that you have to be a "techie" to attend an Edcamp. Edcamps are for anyone that wants to spend their day thinking about, talking about, and learning about how to improve their educational practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does it cost?

    Nothing! It is absolutely FREE!

  • What is the format?

    Edcamps are “unconference” events with a focus on education and learning. Much like a teacher-centered classroom, most professional learning is done where participants listen to one person who shares their presentation with the audience. Edcamps on the other hand are more like a student-centered classroom, meant to encourage conversation and participation among the attendees. Participants determine the topics for the day and take an active role in setting the direction of the conference. While the day typically begins with breakfast and construction of the day's session board, this year's virtual event has predetermined sessions that were chosen based on community input during the planning.

  • Do I have to speak or present?

    No! While we encourage you to share ideas, you may just sit back and take everything in. If you do decide to present, it does not mean that you have to prepare for hours. In fact, Edcamps run better without a preplanned presentation. Do you consider yourself well-versed on a topic? Why not share with others? We all learn better when we share with others.

  • What does a session look like?

    This could vary depending on how many are in the session and the nature of the dialogue. It may look like a round table discussion or a series of squares on Zoom.

  • What do I bring?

    Because this year's event is online, you only need to bring yourself and a willingness to learn with others. Short breaks have been built into the schedule.

  • Do I need a "tech" background to participate?

    While Edcamps have been made extremely popular through Twitter and blogs, this doesn't mean that you have to be a "techie" to attend an Edcamp. Edcamps are for anyone that wants to spend their day thinking about, talking about, and learning about how to improve their educational practice.

Contact Us

For more information on EdCamp of the Poconos, please contact Jill Greenwood in the East Stroudsburg University College of Education.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Stroud Hall 214
Phone:
(570) 422-3413
Fax:
(570) 422-3640 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Interim Director of Field Experiences and Partnerships
Name
Jill Greenwood
Phone:
(570) 422-3413