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

EdCamp Ponocos 2019 was a great success.  Thank you to the over 100 educators who attended this inagural event on August 14, 2019.  With over 20 sessions to choose from, educators expressed how beneficial the day was to their personal professional development needs.

Stay tuned for EdCamp Poconos 2020: Coming next August.  More info will be displayed in late Spring 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does it cost?

    Nothing! It's 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. The day begins with breakfast and construction of the day's session board.If you attend a session that you decide is not for you, feel free to take both feet and walk into a different session!

  • 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. Do you consider yourself well-versed on a topic? Why not share with others? Maybe you'd like to start a discussion on a recent article, a burning question of yours, or just something you are curious about. Is there a technology tool you love? Chances are, others want to know about it.

  • What does a session look like?

    This could vary depending on how many are in the session and the nature of the dialog. It may look like a round table discussion, or there could be some technology involvement.

  • What do I bring?

    Like other conferences, you may want to jot some things down, so bring a notepad and something to write with. You may bring an electronic device of your choosing but it is not required. WiFi will be available.

  • Do I have to be a techie?

    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. Some of the sessions offered during the day may revolve around technology, but that is because the participants are interested in technology. It is important to remember that this is a participant-driven conference that is intended to meet the needs of those that attend. Sessions can be proposed on any topic.

  • Where do I park?

    When attending this EdCamp, you will park in the commuter lot behind Dansbury Commons (student cafeteria) which is located off South Green Street. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does it cost?

    Nothing! It's 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. The day begins with breakfast and construction of the day's session board.If you attend a session that you decide is not for you, feel free to take both feet and walk into a different session!

  • 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. Do you consider yourself well-versed on a topic? Why not share with others? Maybe you'd like to start a discussion on a recent article, a burning question of yours, or just something you are curious about. Is there a technology tool you love? Chances are, others want to know about it.

  • What does a session look like?

    This could vary depending on how many are in the session and the nature of the dialog. It may look like a round table discussion, or there could be some technology involvement.

  • What do I bring?

    Like other conferences, you may want to jot some things down, so bring a notepad and something to write with. You may bring an electronic device of your choosing but it is not required. WiFi will be available.

  • Do I have to be a techie?

    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. Some of the sessions offered during the day may revolve around technology, but that is because the participants are interested in technology. It is important to remember that this is a participant-driven conference that is intended to meet the needs of those that attend. Sessions can be proposed on any topic.

  • Where do I park?

    When attending this EdCamp, you will park in the commuter lot behind Dansbury Commons (student cafeteria) which is located off South Green Street. 

EdCamp Poconos 2019 Session Board

Contact Us

For more information on EdCamp Poconos, please contact Brooke K. Langan 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
Director of Field Experience and Partnerships
Name
Brooke K. Langan
Phone:
(570) 422-3413