A Guide to Hosting Your Own ParentCamp is a post by Joe Mazza over at Edutopia.
Here’s how it begins:
Since Knapp Elementary held its first “ParentCamp” on April 27, our learning community has been engaged in conversations far beyond those 27 discussion sessions led by local parents and teachers.
The ParentCamp experience, by design, is a hybrid “unconference” opportunity for parents and teachers to come together and model the four core beliefs highlighted in Beyond the Bakesale by Anne T. Henderson, et al. The experience levels the playing field, putting all stakeholders in a circle for actual, face-to-face discussion about what is best for kids. It’s important to understand the difference between a traditional conference and the unconference feel we worked to bring to ParentCamp.