Bastrop ISD's Edcamp, a type of conference that does not follow the normal structure of a conference, rather the breakout session topics are determined by participants over breakfast, and the schedule is created based on what the group wants to learn about and discuss.
Edcamps are organic, participant-driven professional learning experiences. Teachers taking back professional development. An edcamp is a user-generated conference - commonly referred to as an "unconference". Edcamps are designed to provide participant-driven professional development for K-12 educators. Edcamps are free participant-driven conferences with a primary focus on technology and computers. Educational technology is a common topic area for edcamps, as are pedagogy, pr...actical examples in instructional use of modern tools, and solving the problems technology can introduce into the classroom environment.
Edcamps are built around ad hoc community participation. Sessions are not planned until the day of the event, when participants can volunteer to facilitate a conversation on a topic of their choice. Edcamps operate without keynote speakers or vendor booths, encourage participants to find or lead a conversation that meet their needs and interests.