Location: Chippewa Falls Area Senior High School - 735 Terrill St, Chippewa Falls, WI.
Registration is OPEN. CLICK HERE!
**New this year***
We will feature speaker Dr. Brad Gustafson, principal of Greenwood Elementary School in Wayzata, MN. See more here on how Dr. Gustafson uses Connected Learning to engage and empower his teachers and students: https://vimeo.com/137245269. And, I heard he's bringing robotics challenges... This is something you will all want to try!
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Have you ever been to a conference, attending 50-minute sessions throughout the day, only to realize that the session you really wanted didn't exist? Or that the session description misled you in regards to the actual content of the session? Or you already knew everything the presenter was talking about? Or found that time networking after-hours revealed more beneficial, practical information than the conference sessions themselves? Have you been looking for a way to overcome these conference woes? If so, EdCamp - Eau Claire is your answer!
EdCamps occur all over the country. They are designed as an un-conference... no presenters, no pre-planned topics, no limit to the discussions that can take place. Born from the power of collaboration among colleagues, EdCamp began in May, 2010 in Philadelphia. Planning goes into registration, promotion and donation-gathering. No pre-planning goes into securing presenters, selecting topics or choosing presentation proposals.
This may seem strange at first, but have faith. When teachers gather, they already know what they want to talk about. It might be effectively using Twitter to reach high school students; or using collaboration tools in Google Docs to give students meaningful feedback throughout the writing process; or strategies for effective classroom management when using technology tools. Anything goes!
EdCamp Eau Claire first debuted in April 2014. On the morning of EdCamp, attendees submit their ideas for sessions. EdCamp planners choose rooms and times for the ideas. Attendees choose sessions to attend, and discussion begins, collaboration ensues, and magic happens...
Unlike a regular conference, attendees at EdCamp may choose sessions for different reasons: first, they may choose a session because they are interested in listening, asking questions and learning more; second, they may choose a session because they are passionate, experienced or knowledgeable about the topic and interested in helping lead the discussion. Each session ends up with a different feel, different discussions and a different outcome.
If this sounds like something for you, consider attending EdCamp - Eau Claire on April 9th. We will host this amazing event at the Chippewa Falls Area Senior High School - 735 Terrill St, Chippewa Falls, WI. Registration is OPEN. There is no cost to attend and food will be provided!
Follow: @EdCampEC on Twitter to get up-to-date information, including where and how to register.
For more information about EdCamp Eau Claire, including registration, visit: https://sites.google.com/site/edcampecwi/home.
For more information and to find other EdCamps in the area and across the country, visit http://edcamp.org/
**Much of this content is from a previous blog post in February 2015.**