On May 9th, Chattanooga Christian School will have the honor of hosting the second annual EdCamp GigCity event for public and private educators to come together from 9-3 for a day of participant-driven learning. The beauty of EdCamps is that it is free to the educator, allows them to be in control of their path of learning for the day, and it gives them a chance to connect with other educators in our city and beyond.
According to www.edcamp.org "Unlike traditional conferences which have schedules set months in advance by the people running the conference, Edcamp has an agenda that’s created by the participants at the start of the event. Instead of one person standing in front of the room talking for an hour, people are encouraged to have discussions and hands-on sessions. Sponsors don’t have their own special sessions or tables, all of the space and time are reserved for the things the people there want to talk about. People could pay hundreds of dollars to attend another conference, or they could go to Edcamp for free."
We are very excited that CCS has been given the opportunity to host the event this year and we are strongly encouraging all local educators (and beyond) to attend. Tickets are now available and educators can sign up for the free event at http://edcampgigcity.eventbrite.com/?aff=estw . Spread the word!