Being well-planned has a certain value in our lives! Whether we're parents running a household, educators managing a classroom, or business people running a small or large organization, good planning is seen as a key to success.
Well, with the EdCamp model that has emerged in Canada over the past several years, part of the planning is to...well...not plan. Now, don't get me wrong; the amount of organizational detail that must be addressed to successfully launch an EdCamp is tremendous. Just ask your EdCamp905 team.
But there are elements of the day that need to be left to the participants.
And the agenda is one of them. While the times and locations of EdCamp conversations are pre-determined, the content of those sessions are left "blank" until the guests arrive. It is at that point that the fun begins.
When you come to EdCamp905, you'll be invited to write down the questions and topics that you would like to discuss, post them on the Discussion Wall and, once all of the ideas have been posted, vote on the ones that most resonate with you.
At that point, the EdCamp905 kicks into high gear and sets about arranging the agenda for the day, assigning room number and session times. And then the conversations begin.
To be sure, it's a process that is infused with a great deal of trust, a whole lot of enthusiasm and, most likely, a little bit of caffeine. But that's part of the energy of EdCamp. And that's part of the reason you won't want to miss EdCamp905!
Only a couple more weeks to go, so if you haven't reserved your place, be sure to do it today!
And stay tuned for more ideas on how to get the most out of your EdCamp905 experience.