All photos taken and shared by the talented Tyler Varsell
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.
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!
When thinking of facilitating a session, don’t forget these EdCamp guiding principles:
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.
8:00-9:00 Registration, Breakfast
9:00-9:45 Start & Agenda Creation
9:50-10:35 Session 1
10:45-11:30 Session 2
11:40-12:25 Session 3
1:20-2:05 Session 4
2:15-3:00 Session 5
3:10-3:55 “Smackdown,” Wrap Up
4:00 Happy Hour(s)
Last year, the inaugural Digital Citizenship Summit offered its support to Edcamp Connecticut, helping us to make our unconference possible. This year, the team behind the Summit is once again sponsoring Edcamp CT through the next phase of their initiatives: The Digital Citizenship Institute. Thank you for being a Silver Sponsor and a supporter of teachers’ professional development in CT and around the world!
Another exciting initiative happening through the Institute this year is DigCitKids, a K-12 student ambassador program amplifying student voice. Join the DigCitKids in monthly #digcit challenges by following @DigCitKids and #digcitkids. For more information, contact CKO (Chief Kid Officer) @CurranCentral.
Thanks to Birdbrain Technologies for being a Bronze Sponsor of Edcamp CT 2016! Your support helps to make our day of professional learning a reality, and we are grateful!
Carnegie Mellon University spin-off BirdBrain Technologies creates and commercializes educational robots and robot kits designed to support engineering, computer science, and to foster a project-based learning approach in everyday classrooms. We are devoted to integrating engineering and computer science with traditional core subjects by creating robots and electronics that can foster natural interdisciplinary projects.