Gig City, TN

The community is invited to join educators and others interested in education from around the south east for the fifth annual EdCamp in Chattanooga

Frequently Asked Questions

What is EdCamp?


Edcamp is a form of unconference designed specifically for teachers and their needs.

What makes EdCamp an unconference?


Unlike traditional conferences which have schedules set months in advance by the people running the conference, Edcamp has an agenda that’s created by the participants at the start of the event. Instead of one person standing in front of the room talking for an hour, people are encouraged to have discussions and hands-on sessions. Sponsors don’t have their own special sessions or tables, all of the space and time are reserved for the things the people there want to talk about. People could pay hundreds of dollars to attend another conference, or they could go to Edcamp for free. Built on principles of connected and participatory learning, Edcamp strives to bring teachers together to talk about the things that matter most to them: their interests, passions, and questions. Teachers who attend Edcamp can choose to lead sessions on those things that matter, with an expectation that the people in the room will work together to build understanding by sharing their own knowledge and questions. (http://edcamp.org/?page_id=592)

What are the rules of EdCamp?


  • Free
  • Non-commercial and conducted with a vendor-free presence
  • Hosted by any organization interested in furthering the Edcamp mission
  • Made up of sessions that are determined on the day of the event
  • Events where anyone who attends can be a presenter
  • Reliant on the “law of two feet” that encourages participants to find a session that meets their needs

(http://edcamp.org/?page_id=592)

Who should come to EdCamp?


  • K-12 teachers
  • Administrators
  • District leaders
  • Public & private school staff
  • Post secondary educators
  • Community education advocates

How do I make my EdCamp experience awesome?


Do EdCampers win prizes?


Winner, winner chicken dinner! We have over a dozen sponsors who have donated everything from premium apps to tshirts to free lunch. In addition to the prize of great connections & learning, you’ll go home with some swag!

How do I reserve my spot?


Reserve your FREE ticket at edcampgigcity.eventbrite.com today!

How do I get there?


Red Bank Middle School is located at 3701 Tom Weathers Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37415. Red Bank Middle School is just minutes from downtown Chattanooga and I-24. Chattanooga is centrally located, just a 2 hour drive from Nashville, Knoxville, Atlanta and Birmingham.

Click here for Google Map directions.

Can I help sponsor an EdCamp?


If you would like to sponsor EdCamp GigCity, please contact edcampgigcity@gmail.com

Sponsors


Thanks to these sponsors of EdCamp GigCity for rewarding teachers! Want to help us, too? Contact us!