EdCamp Connecticut is extraordinarily grateful for the generous support of The William and Alice Mortensen Foundation. After learning about the edcamp format and its impact in Connecticut, New England, and now worldwide, the Foundation Board of Directors decided to sponsor EdCamp CT to help ensure that all participating educators have an enjoyable, fulfilling day of professional learning and networking.
The William and Alice Mortensen Foundation has funded regional projects in the areas of arts, education, historic preservation, hospitals, and human services, and EdCamp Connecticut is honored to be among the recipients of the Foundation’s support.
Many thanks to Educator U for supporting EdCamp CT 2014 as a new Bronze Sponsor!
Educator U provides schools with over forty years of combined experience in academic technology integration and IT administration. Our team is comprised of network administrators, educators, and school administrators. While most consulting firms reside outside of the classroom, our team is directly connected to the classroom and has experience with integrating devices and pedagogy to meet the needs of the 21st century learner.
Educator U assists schools in designing a comprehensive plan to integrate a successful 1:1 learning environment. Our network administration team will provide your school with a personalized blueprint for creating a durable network infrastructure, organizing a device deployment plan and coordinating an effective management system that supports a 1:1 learning environment.
Educator U will design a comprehensive plan for professional development that meets the needs of the 21st Century learner. Our academic technology team will provide faculty and staff with specialized training that integrates today’s pedagogy with new and emerging technology applications. Training sessions will demonstrate tools and applications in an educational context, allow time for faculty and content area collaboration, and showcase pertinent examples of student and faculty work that synthesizes new and emerging technologies with current curriculum.
Registration for EdCamp CT has filled more quickly than any previous year! If you didn’t sign up, though, don’t lose hope. As the summer approaches, and as people’s plans change, spots will open up. So, join our wait list and keep your fingers crossed! We’ll contact you if tickets become available.
Photographer: Tyler Varsell
It’s that beautiful time of year once again: the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the first few clouds of what will eventually turn into a major hurricane that will inevitably bear down on New England have just formed in the Eastern Atlantic. All signs that the awesomeness known as EdCampCT is about to go down!
Super-Awesome Map of Attendee Locations
This year we’re looking forward to an amazing day with nearly 150 passionate educators coming together to share ideas, build relationships, and get psyched for the 2013-2014 school year. If you happen to be curious where the attendees for EdCampCT 2013 are coming from, then you’re in luck! A map of all the towns and/or schools the participants in this year’s event are coming from is below:
If we focus in on the state of Connecticut, here’s what it looks like:
You can see a larger interactive version of that very map at GeoCommons.
*Location data was gathered primarily from email addresses provided (i.e. if you signed up with a @rsd6.com email address, your location on the map is Litchfield, home of RSD 6 central offices), twitter bios, or- for a lucky few- from my personal knowledge of you. The NSA had nothing to do with it. I swear.
Sharing Session Ideas
As in years past, we’ve created a
WallWisher Padlet Wall where you can share ideas for sessions you’d like to see at this year’s EdCampCT. While these ideas might be for a session you’d be willing to lead, feel free to add any sessions you’d simply be interested in attending. Putting an idea on the wall is not binding. :-)
EdCamp Guiding Principles
If you haven’t had the pleasure to yet experience an EdCamp, it’s a little different than the typical education conference. Here are some guiding principles to help get you ready for the event:
*also known as the more inclusive “Law of Your General Position in 3-Dimensional Space.” (© Andrew Marcinek).