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Free teacher-led conferences strengthen educator empowerment

The participant-driven conference model, referred to as “edcamps,” features a “news you can use” type of training and professional development for teachers. Instead of relying on administrators to set agendas and announce new policy, this method encourages those with first-hand experiences to have a stronger voice in the process.

This goes back to the idea that when teachers are given professional development choices that are more relevant to their work and their lives, they tend to get more out of the courses they’re taking.

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