OK, thinking out loud, here...
I am all for this and more than happy to help plan, facilitate, fund-raise, etc. I've attended others, but never planned one. It'd be fun to learn and organize. As far as presenters, given the nature of the unconference, that wouldn't be determined until the day of the event, no?
If we call it a "Social Studies" EdCamp, I am thinking that we could break content into subcategories. Often, I lurk in the sidelines of #sschat because many times it is History focused (I teach government).
We could poll for requests, but I am thinking in terms of one room for History, one for Government/Citizenship, one for Geography, one for Economics, one for Psychology/Sociology, etc., in order to be inclusive of multiple realms of social studies. We could likely get it two AM sessions and two PM sessions in each room. I've thought about a separate one for technology, but really, I'm guessing most would naturally incorporate into each of their areas.
I'm more than happy to present on Global Collaboration and purposeful collaborative projects given my work with the Flat Classroom Project. This is a topic that could cover many diverse areas of social studies.
And, I definitely, definitely second Brad's Super Smackdown. That is a must have.
I love Suzie's idea about breaking things into Psych/Soc,Econ, Geo...Next year I am only teaching Psych/Soc,but still love U.S. & World. So, just brainstorming that we do a share fair and people can bring as many lessons as they want for what they teach. I would be happy to see some of my Global, Geo & U.S. lessons used by other teachers.
We could also do a reading/writing strategies in the SS classroom.
A few presentations would be nice such as Flat Classroom or maybe other info that our group presents at their schools. I know Greg presents some cool stuff he could share.
I think that we should have a meet up that night that is focused around a Trivia night (stole this idea from Molly).
Depending on location, my brother is a comedian & hosts trivia nights. He would totally do this for us.
I think a survey with possible dates & locations should happen this summer.
I'm super excited!
Great idea! We will have to discuss how we want to present that. We will have to determine a general budget and let people know ahead of time what the money will go to directly.
Count me in to help plan #edcampsocialstudies WOO!
If you guys need anything, please let me know. I am willing to volunteer.