The morning started with some inspiring Ignite talks. Then we made the schedule. The greatest thing about EdCamps is that the participants get to be in charge of their own learning. Everyone is welcome to contribute ideas for what they want to learn or chat about and what they can teach others about.
From the contributions a schedule is made. This was what we came up with.
|Creating the Schedule|
For my first session I attended "Plan a 2 Week Challenge." It was so great to meet with other educators and share our ideas and questions about getting our students outside for two weeks in June. I was the only teacher who had participated in the challenge before so I was able to share a lot of our experiences. It is so exciting to see so many classes participating in the challenge!
My third session was about Educational Leadership. This is an area of education that I have been interested in and pursuing recently. There were several educators and administrators from St. James school division who attended this session. It was interesting to have conversations about how to motivate and inspire staff, how to engage students, and how to be successful at making changes as a new administrator. I love learning from the great educators in our school division, we are so fortunate to have such strong and passionate leaders!
Overall the day was extremely well organized and inspiring! Everything ran smoothly, the food was delicious, and the learning was exactly what I needed! The thing I love most about EdCamp is that you can learn about things you are interested in and take them back to your classroom the very next week!