EdcampPGH is an organic, participant-driven professional learning experience for educators. This session on May 20th is hosted at Holy Family Academy in Emsworth, a few miles north of the North Side of Pittsburgh. Free transportation to/from downtown Pittsburgh will be provided.
Our Ignite speaker will be Timothy Jones, one of the founders of the #HipHopEd movement and Director of Healthy Connections at Martha’s Table in Baltimore. He has developed and implemented after school and summer programs for youth that focused on youth development of ability and identity while fostering the 21st century learning skills of creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking. Timothy’s work at Martha’s Table is centered on infusing family values into the establishment of relationships with youth that have proven to be lasting. In addition to working at Martha’s Table, Timothy is an author, trainer, and hip-hop educator. Timothy has forged working partnerships through program development with various DC Public Schools, such as Columbia Heights Education Campus, Shaw at Garnet Patterson, and Benjamin Banneker Academic High School. We look forward to welcoming him to Pittsburgh to inspire our thoughts and minds on May 20th!
Edcamppgh, a free one-day “unconference” embraces the belief that fellow educators can be some of the most valuable professional development resources for their colleagues.
Anyone interested in education is welcome to attend.
All people who are stakeholders in education are welcome. If you’re a teacher, administrator, education student, parent or simply someone with a genuine interest in teaching and learning, please join us. You do not need to present when you attend an EdcampPGH. However, anyone with a good idea is encouraged to lead a conversation. EdcamPGH is all about learning and sharing. You are welcome to propose a session where you are the expert or to propose a session where you are the one with questions or concerns. Sometimes the best learning is born of informal conversation.