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There is plenty of parking, but we will be sharing the facility with a Conference Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, so Edcampers might have a little competition with the best spots.
Please enter at the school’s main entrance, and the not the entrance to the far right.
Look for the Edcamp signs near the entrance.
We’re glad to welcome Supporting Sponsor TechSmith to this year’s Edcamp Michiana!
Attendees will have a shot at winning two of TechSmith’s most popular products Snagit and Camtasia! Make sure to register to secure your chance!
Join the millions of people who use TechSmith products to be more productive every day. Create content around your expertise, collaborate around ideas, and share it across teams.
Based in Okemos, Michigan, TechSmith provides over 180 countries around the world with screen capture and recording software for individual and professional use. We’ve made it our goal to give you tools that work just like you do, across multiple devices and locations.
Our desktop products, such as Snagit, Camtasia, TechSmith Relay, and Morae, make it easy to create compelling, polished content you can share with anyone. Paired along with our mobile apps and integrations we’re helping people collaborate and share across different devices and make sure you can be productive wherever you are.
By constantly listening to customers and innovating new ways to solve technology challenges, TechSmith has moved to the front of the visual communication field. Now more than 200 employees strong, TechSmith develops a variety of applications that narrow communication gaps through images, video, online hosting, and remote usability testing.
Thanks to supporting sponsor Krispy Kreme, Edcamp Michiana will have a great selection of donuts and other continental breakfast items available during morning registration! Coffee, juice, and water will also be available throughout the morning as well. We’ll also have some information on their Donut Fundraisers, a super easy way to get cash for your organization.
Register for FREE here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edcamp-michiana-tickets-22224001587
Registration starts at 8:30am. Please register so that you are eligible for door prizes and so that we can email attendees their PGP certificates.
830a-9am Registration & Breakfast
900a-920 – Session Board Creation & Learning Kickoff
930-1020 Session I
1030-1120 Session II
11:20-11:40 Refuel Break
11:40-12:30p Session III
12:40-1pm Final Door Prizes and Teacher Toolkit Smackdown!
1pm – Countdown to Edcamp Michiana 2017!!
For our session facilitators, courtesy of Corwin Press, we will be offering a choice from their Connected Educator Series.
From their site: The Corwin Connected Educator series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Using social media and Web 2.0 technologies, you’ll learn and collaborate with one another in new ways. These short volumes feature practical strategies to use right away—and the series website lets you connect with authors and access additional resources.
In addition to offering each of these titles individually, Corwin Press also bundles these great titles together in cost saving bundles. Check them out. Connected Educator Series
We’ve read several of these great titles from some of our favorite educators and extremely happy to offer one of these titles to each of our session facilitators as a way of saying thanks for starting the learning conversation.
Design. Develop. Deliver. The motivation and purpose of an innovative organization, within one of the world’s leading educational institutions.
The mission of Notre Dame’s Office of Digital Learning is to partner with faculty and foster innovative teaching and learning through the creation of compelling digital content for the University’s students.
From their website:
“ODL uniquely combines creative learning design with world class media production to create stellar digital learning content that improves the learning experience at Notre Dame and extends the University’s mission to the world.”
Edcamp Michiana is proud to have this cutting edge office as title sponsor of this year’s event. This may be the first time you’ve heard of their endeavor, but it won’t be the last.
Check out what they’re up to and some of the things they’re accomplishing on their website.
The second annual Edcamp Michiana will return to the greater South Bend area on October 1st, 2016. This year’s Edcamp will once again be the center of self-directed learning for Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan. Held at School City of Mishawaka’s John Young Middle School, this terrific day of learning and sharing will kick off with registration and breakfast at 8:30am.
Registration, schedule, and other information above.
We’re also excited to announce our first partner for this year’s Edcamp Michiana! Notre Dame’s Office of Digital Learning has signed on as a title sponsor for this year. Find out more about this exciting new endeavor by this innovative university here.
What a tremendous day of learning! It was great to have so many diverse voices and perspectives at this year’s inaugural Edcamp Michiana. We hope you’ll agree that the day was a productive one and that devoting a precious Saturday morning during the school year was a wise choice.
Sure it wasn’t perfect, we learned some things on this first time effort that we will make better for next year’s Edcamp Michiana, but overall we’re pleased with how it went. Thanks to all of the attendees who took the time to fill out the feedback survey, we appreciate it.
We haven’t decided on a date for next year yet. There are three straight ND home games in September for 2016. The September 3rd date seems too early in the school year and October 1st seems too late to hold an Edcamp. Hmmmmm…
Thanks to all of our sponsors, including TechSmith, Fablevision, Sphero, Woot Math, Corwin Press, Ditch That Textbook, Krispy Kreme, and School City of Mishawaka! We couldn’t have done it without you!
Until next year, reach out to us on Twitter @edcampmichiana or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
See you soon!