Sponsor Spotlight: CECA

A huge thank you to CECA for being a Gold Sponsor of Edcamp CT 2017!

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Inspiring, Innovating and Integrating Educational Technology

CECA is a nonprofit professional organization promoting the effective use of educational technology throughout Connecticut’s institutions of learning. CECA is an Affiliate of ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education.  CECA sponsors the only major statewide educational technology conference in Connecticut every fall and the only Technology Exposition at the Connecticut State Legislative Office Building in the spring. As teachers and business leaders who work in the field of educational technology, our vision is to support educators at every level and to transform teaching and learning so that all learners will develop their creative and innovative mindset through technology integration. It is our mission to inspire innovative learning and teaching through the effective integration of educational technology.

Don’t miss CECA’s Conference at Foxwoods on October 30, 2017!

Registration for EdCamp CT will open on Tues 7/18 @ 9 a.m.

Mark your calendars!  Online registration for EdCamp CT will open at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.  The link for tickets will be posted on edcampct.org.  Registration fills up quickly each year, so you’ll want to make a note to grab your ticket while you can.  If you’d like an email reminder from us to register once tickets are released, you can let us know here.

Don’t forget: register on 7/18 and then join us for our seventh annual event on 8/18.  You don’t want to miss it!

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Edcamp co-founder, Dan Callahan, can attest to the awesomeness that takes place.  Get here. 🙂

Share your ideas for sessions!

One of the most exciting, interesting, and sometimes confusing times during an EdCamp is the creation of the session board the morning of the event. IMG_8564

The session board is essentially the physical representation of what is meant when we say EdCampCT is “by educators, for educators.” There’s not some committee deciding who should run sessions, or what the sessions can be about. EdCamps are whatever you- the participant- choose to make them.

Although the session board isn’t created util the morning of the event, that doesn’t mean you can’t plan ahead or start thinking about sessions you’d like to facilitate.

Remember, you don’t need to be an expert to facilitate a session- interested in a topic but don’t know much about it? Throw it up on the board and learn from those who do!

We’ve put together a Padlet where you can share you ideas for sessions you’re interested in EdCampCT. It’s just over a week away- time to start thinking about what you’d like to get out of EdCampCT!Padlet2016

When thinking of facilitating a session, don’t forget these EdCamp guiding principles:

  • Sessions should be conversations. Sessions should actively work to include the voice of all participants in the conversation.
  • Avoid slides if possible. If your session looks like one person giving a lecture with slides, it’s probably not exactly hitting those EdCamp guiding principles (end sarcasm).
  • EdCamps are non-commercial. If you’re a rep selling a product, you’re more than welcome to attend! (but don’t plan on shilling your stuff all over the place) 🙂