Today I attended my fourth edCamp "unconference." It's called an unconference because of it's unstructured nature. There isn't a predetermined schedule for an edCamp, whoever comes gets to post discussion ideas and lead conversations about certain topics. Edcamps are open to anyone interested in staying on the cutting edge of education and learning from others, but they are mostly attended by educators. Edcamps are a great place to build relationships, learn, and have fun.
This was the first edCamp held in Flint. I saw a lot of faces I recognized from other edCamps, and I met a lot of people too. You may notice Mr. Medvinsky in the pictures, it's great to be able to stay in contact with great teachers no matter where they are in the world. The sessions were great, and I feel fortunate to have connected face to face with other educators from all over Michigan. I was able to lead a discussion about the transition to 1:1 for Harvey Swanson next year. I received a lot of great insight from other teachers that will certainly make our transition better. I also met some other teachers who will be valuable resources to call on as we continue to embrace the maker movement in Brandon. I'm grateful to The Holmes STEM Academy in Flint for hosting us today!
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