Edcamp hosted by Cedarville University

by Will Duncan, Public Relations Writer

The school of education at Cedarville University will host Edcamp, a free one-day professional development opportunity designed specifically for teachers and administrators. This event will be on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Stevens Student Center.

Cedarville invites any teachers, principals, superintendents or college students to attend the collaborative learning sessions and learn more effective education practices.

“Edcamp allows the social exchange of pedagogical ideas of what is currently working in the classroom,” said Jeremy Ervin, Ph.D., dean of the school of education. “Gaining effective methods and strategies from other educators energizes teachers and creates an appetite for being professional learner leaders in our schools.”

Edcamps are considered an “un-conference” because unlike traditional conferences, participants create the agenda at the start of the event. Anyone who attends can be a presenter. 

Participants who stay for the entire day will receive a certificate of attendance. This certificate can be submitted to Local Professional Development Committees, which may grant for Continuing Education Units for the event.

This event will include four learning sessions led by attendees and will conclude with giveaways that include prizes and gift cards valuing from $75-$140. 

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.