For amazing professional development given by educators who are passionate about what they do don’t miss these unconferences. If you want to share something that works with your students please give a session. I have attended nine of these events and each has been a great chance to meet, connect, learn and share with amazing people.
There is one real big problem at these free events. It is physically impossible to be at all the sessions during the same time period. Yes, you can can freely go from one session to another but this does not work for me. I get so caught up in the discussion I freeze in my spot so I don’t miss the learning and free flow of ideas. A way to get around this dilemma is to attend with colleagues and each go to a different session and later share with each other.
My big regret is not being able to attend all these great, free unconferences. I just don’t have the financial resources to accomplish this.