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When: Monday July 27th, 4:30 - 7:00 after the last keynote
What: PHYSedcamp
Who: ThePHYSedcamp is being organized by the members of **PHYSEDagogy**(Collin Brooks, Sarah Gietschier-Hartman, Naomi Hartl, Adam Howell, Jonathan Jones, and Matt Pomeroy) and Charlotte physical education teacher, William Bode.
Connect: Use the hashtag **#physedcamp** or **#PEinstitute15** to be a part of the conversation.
What to expect:
Edcamp is a form of unconference designed specifically for teachers and their needs.
What makes Edcamp an unconference? Unlike the National PE Institute which has schedules set months in advance, 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.
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.
Edcamps are:
•non-commercial and conducted with a vendor-free presence
•made up of sessions that are determined on the afternoon 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

Why Edcamp?

During the past three years, over 250 edcamp events have popped up worldwide. Teachers from every corner of the globe have been organizing open opportunities for educators to collaborate and solve problems.
This is the first time that one is being organized specifically for Physical Education professionals. Be a part of history this year at the National PE Institute and continue learning at PHYSedcamp