The first edcamp for World Language Educators will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Piscataway High School located in Piscataway Township, New Jersey. Edcamp for World Languages is a part of the global edcamp "un-conference" movement which brings local educators together to pitch ideas to their colleagues and to participate in customized workshops. The free event will focus on offering innovative pedagogical discussions to K-12 world language teachers from across the tri-state area.
The national Edcamp Foundation describes the goal of an edcamp as "promoting organic, participant-driven professional development" (http://edcamp.org). Rather than a planned speaker or an outside consultant, edcamps draw on the strengths of the participants.
This first ever event for World Languages will take place on Saturday, September 26th at Piscataway High School in Piscataway Township, New Jersey from 8:30AM to 3:30PM. The conference will be offered free to educators thanks to the generous sponsorship of Piscataway Township Schools and other sponsors and vendors.
The edcamp event is being organized by a group of volunteer educators from across the tri-state area. The group includes teachers, administrators, and language coordinators from a variety of school districts in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Though this is the first event for World Languages, the planning team hopes to make edcampWL an annual fall event in the future!