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Thursday, October 23, 2014
#ParentCamp South Jersey
Have you ever attended a ParentCamp? Well, the first ParentCamp will be held at the William Davies Middle School in Mays Landing, New Jersey on November 15, 2014. If you are in South Jersey, I would highly recommend it!
What is it?
ParentCamp is an un-conference where parents, teachers, students, and community members can come together and learn from one another about what is best for kids. Traditional conferences vary from un-conferences in several ways. Parentcamp.org explains:
A speaker stands and delivers a presentation.
The audience participation is minimal.
The typical room setup is a presentation screen with the audience seated in rows facing the speaker.
The discussion leader sits among the group members to lead the discussion.
The expertise and experience “of the room” is harnessed from the start of the session.
Face-to-face perspective sharing leads to relationship-building, networking and a sense of “we’re all in this together.”
The un-conference setting allows all stakeholders to participate and learn from one another in a collaborative setting.