Friday, January 8, 2016

EDCamp SESD January 18, 2016

SESD In-House EdCamp
Kennard-Dale High School
Monday, January 18, 2016
7:30 – 11:30 AM

The following information was provided by Dr. Rona Kaufmann @drronakaufmann in preparation for South Eastern School District's first EdCamp/Professional Development Day on Monday, January 18, 2016.  Daily reminder emails, including a video or flyer, were distributed to the professional staff.     

                 "To familiarize yourself with the concept of EdCamp, please watch the 16-minute video... 
Together, we can make our SESD EdCamp experience exceptional!"

"EdCamp is essentially people learning from people in a space.  It is participant-driven, promotes inquiry, and provides practical solutions to invigorate teaching & learning. 
What do you know and what are you able to do that you could share in a safe space with interested colleagues?
The more presenters/facilitators, the better…that means we all have more from which to choose.  Please consider sharing your expertise at our January 18th EdCamp. Email me today!"

"How to Maximize the EdCamp Experience."
"Have an enjoyable weekend...spend some time thinking about what expertise you could share at our SESD EdCamp on Monday, January 18th.  Sessions will be 45-minutes in length and informal!  Share your knowledge!"

EdCamp Information:

The EdCamp sessions will be 45-minutes in length, and completely unstructured (or not).  This day – and these sessions – will be focused on YOU, YOUR needs, topics YOU wish to discuss, information and/or strategies YOU wish to learn.  Plan to bring a device.  Be prepared to post to #sesdinquiry and/or #sesdEdCamp.  Casual attire is recommended and encouraged.

The sessions will be informal.  For example, you could facilitate discussion around an essential question of practice and allow the participants to take it from there.  Do you have a burning question?  Is there a topic you would like to see discussed?  If so, email me today. 

As of this writing, the following sessions will be offered at EdCamp on Monday:
·         Student Anxiety in the Classroom
·         How Yoga and Meditation Can Help with Stress
·         Library Services (Power Library, Destiny, eWorld Book)
·         Gifted Services (Enrichment Activities)
·         3D Printing
·         Rubrics
·         Bullying and Cyberbullying
·         Cyber Academy (Odysseyware)

Some other possibilities include:
·         Discovery Education
·         Googledocs
·         Google Classroom
·         Blended Learning/Hybrid Learning

Think SESD EdCamp and have a great day!

"The schedule for the day will be as follows:
7:30 – 7:50           Coffee & Danish in the KD Café
8:00 – 8:20           KD Auditorium for EdCamp Kick-Off with Mrs. Traeger & Dr. K
8:30 – 9:15           EdCamp Session I
9:30 – 10:15        EdCamp Session II
10:30 – 11:15      EdCamp Session III
11:15 – 12:30      LUNCH ON YOUR OWN/TRAVEL
12:30- 3:30          Building Specific PD (See your building principal for details.)  Please make sure you sign in again for the afternoon activities once on site.

There is still time to offer to facilitate a session…contact me if interested and I will add you to the growing list of session presenters/facilitators."

"Good morning everyone!  Thanks to all of you who have stepped up to present/facilitate discussions
Sessions to date include the following:

Student Anxiety in the Classroom – Norris
How Yoga and Meditation Can Help with Stress – Ritter
Gifted Services (Discussion of Delivery Options) – McLucas, Dietrich, Buleza
Creating a Classroom of High Expectations - Kaufmann
3D Printing – Walimyer
Rubrics – Venne & Bryant
Bullying and Cyberbullying – Officer Carey
Cyber Academy (Odysseyware) – Bontoyan
Book Talks/ Literature Circles Using Google Classroom – Fromm
Moby Max - Swanson
Google Classroom – Hardenbrook
Bolstering Communication - Buttiens
Blended Learning/Hybrid Learning – Mulder
PBIS Initiative – Simko
Class Dojo – Godfrey/Ritchie
My Sidewalks Reading Intervention Program –
McCleary/Christopher/Stauffer/Spurlock What’s New in Kindergarten – Ester/Flinchbaugh/Slonaker
Incorporating Writing into Your Curriculum - Lloyd 
Learn From Each Other Session –Learning Support Teachers/Emotional Support Teachers/Reading
Learn From Each Other Session – Hybrid Learning Practitioners 
Learn From Each Other Session - GoMath
Crisis Management & School-Based Mental Health Services – Vojcsik/Gross/Meckley
Google Yourself.  Do you like what you see? – Terch
I have tech in my classroom, now what? – Terch 
Power My Learning Self-Directed/Exploratory Session

If you are still considering offering a session, please let me know today.  Remember, EdCamp is about YOU and YOUR learning.  All sessions above will be offered once, allowing the presenters/facilitators to attend other sessions.  Remember to dress in casual attire.  Breakfast will be served beginning at 7:30, sign-in will be self-service in the KD lobby, and we will begin promptly at 8:00 in the KD auditorium."

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