UPEI to host “un-conference” on technology and education

Edcamp Charlottetown 3.0 invites all to a day of discussion and ideas on Techucation, June 9
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Thursday, June 7, 2018

UPEI’s Faculty of Education will host a day of discussion and ideas around education and technology at Edcamp Charlottetown 3.0. The event begins 9:30 am on Saturday, June 9, in Schurman Market Square in UPEI’s Don and Marion McDougall Hall. All are welcome.

Edcamps define themselves as “un-conferences” and function within a now well-established worldwide model, which includes a flexible free flowing agenda that is chosen by the participants themselves on the day, the absence of formal speakers, a no-fee registration policy, and a democratic expectation that all participants join in the conversation equitably. Edcamps encourage people to “choose with their feet” and freely circulate between discussion circles until they find the forums that genuinely engage them. The events are community-based and seek to break down silos and bring together educators, teachers, community, and all key stakeholders in reform. If you have never experienced an edcamp, there is no time like now to try this remarkable formula. Join us for a day of dialogue and community-building.

This year’s umbrella theme is entitled “Techucation” and seeks to examine all aspects of the relationship between technology and education. All conversation topics arewelcome. Join us at 9:30 am to suggest and help select discussion topics for the day’s sessions.

Registration for free here

Follow all discussions on Twitter throughout the day at #edcampcharlottetown.

Edcamp Charlottetown 3.0 is sponsored by  Canadian Scholars, the Faculty of Education at UPEI, and Implement UDL.

The University of Prince Edward Island prides itself on people, excellence, and impact and is committed to assisting students reach their full potential in both the classroom and community. With roots stemming from two founding institutions—Prince of Wales College and Saint Dunstan’s University—UPEI has a reputation for academic excellence, research innovation, and creating positive impacts locally, nationally, and internationally. UPEI is the only degree granting institution in the province and is proud to be a key contributor to the growth and prosperity of Prince Edward Island.

Dave Atkinson
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