Unconference: What #EdcampSantiago Is

What’s Edcamp Santiago?

Edcamp Santiago is about learning, sharing ideas, developing networks and engaging with the teachers and future teachers of the Chilean education community.

Community. That’s a group of people who share a common goal, a common purpose, a common destiny.

Community. That’s a group of people who collaborate, cooperate, create and innovate – together.

Together. Together we are better.

At Edcamp Santiago we create something new, we replicate something old – the “unconference” an anti-conference.

We are “anti”, against the notion that a conference has to be a passive learning experience.

We learn together actively, we share together, we become better educators, better professionals – actively – at Edcamp Santiago 2012 – the unconference.

It’s the “unconference” because there are no fees. Edcamp Santiago is totally FREE.

It’s the “unconference” because there is no pre-planned agenda. We make the agenda together – first thing we do – make the agenda – we do together.

It’s the “unconference” because there is absolutely no selling. No one sells you a book or sells you any other product.

Edcamp Santiago is basically a group of teachers sharing knowledge, learning from one another at round table discussions, panel discussions, poster presentations, talks, and presentations. Everyone can be a presenter, a learner, a colleague, a friend – we’re not waiting on a guru to tell us what to do.

It’s informal learning and it’s formal learning, it’s an informal discussion and it’s a formal discussion – complete with Power Point – you decide how you want to share, how you want to learn. Learning, in all its forms – that’s what interests us teachers most at Edcamp Santiago. It really is all good, inclusive – not exclusive.

Edcamp Santiago is about learning and sharing with whoever else is interested in what you are interested in – all disciplines are invited.

It’s all about learning and expanding your horizons no matter where you are in your career.

Why Edcamp Santiago is Different

When you go to Edcamp Santiago 2012, you’ll see that it’s user-sponsored in that the attendees get to choose the topics. This means you determine your own destiny and drive the content to get the most out of your time. It’s dynamic and organic which makes it a great, unique way to learn new ideas, share your thought leadership, talk about your experiences, reconnect with colleagues, network with new ones, engage in thought provoking discussions, push the creativity envelope and have FUN!

Get Your Free Ticket Today!

Edcamp Santiago will be on Saturday, January 14, 2012, at Universidad Mayor, Campus Manuel Montt, Av. Manuel Montt 367 (Metro Manuel Montt). It’s totally and absolutely FREE. Spaces are limited, so you must pre-register to attend. Click the link below to register NOW!

http://www.eventbis.com/edcamp

See you in January at Edcamp Santiago!

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About profesorbaker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.
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