Check out the awesome list of resources shared at our SMACKDOWN!
Edcamp Harrisburg has started! If you’re here, don’t forget to tag your tweets and flickr photos with #edcamphbg
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We’re just a day away from edcamp Harrisburg. Here are some suggestions to get you ready:
- Check out the “Getting There” page. You can find parking suggestions (on-street parking is free!), as well as the address
- Charge up your laptop/iPad/iPhone/Android tablet… you get the idea. It always seems the first seats taken are the ones near the outlet
- Draft an idea for a discussion you could lead. You sometimes forget you’re an expert! Because edcamp is more about conversations than presentations, don’t feel like you need to do anything but show up with a great idea to share. No pressure to have a slide deck or fancy handouts.
- Come early. We’ll be there at 8:00, and food and coffee/juice will be available. Spend some time meeting new people before the official kickoff at 9:30.
Chris Champion is one of the co-creators of edcamp Harrisburg. After attending edcamp Philly in 2011, Chris got together with the other creators and formed a leadership committee to run a conference in Harrisburg.
Chris teaches 10th – 12th grade students about computer networking, repair, and programming. He is a trained English teacher who (after not finding a teaching job right out of college) worked for several Internet companies as well as a computer consulting company. Chris still has his copy of “On Writing Well” by William Zinsser – and he insists that his students write well in everything they do. “Life is not divided up by periods and bells, with English and Math happening in isolation” says Chris.
Chris is hoping to lead a conversation about the “Free School” or “Sudbury School” model. You can read more at his blog: http://sudburydad.wordpress.com/ Chris’s daughter goes to the Circle School in Harrisburg.
Vicki Dabrowka is a 3rd grade, 20 year teacher! She is a ”Green Team” and iPad Co-leader at Eagle Cove School in Pasadena, MD; Vicki is an environmental educator, Environmental education blogger & creator of the blog “Green Team Gazette“.
Vicki has attended 3 edcamps within the past year: Harrisburg, DC, and Philly. Vicki is still feeling more comfy soaking it in from a spectator’s side!! She is always interested in iPad in education, Twitter & Pinterest PLN’s, and all things EdTech!
Blog: “Green Team Gazette”
Facebook: “Green Team Gazette”
Kristin is an elementary reading specialist who works with students in grades K-6. Edcamp Harrisburg will be her first unconference! She would like to both share and learn more about collaboration through digital media.