CDW*G, Our long-time sponsor is back for another year!!!

Screen Shot 2015-02-27 at 10.44.36 AMCDW*G has always been a valued sponsor of edCamp Cleveland.  This year, they continue to support our edCamp with a great giveaway.  Is it a chromebook? Is it an Android tablet?  You will have to wait till the big event to find out.  Whether you are buying for yourself or for your school, CDW*G is a national company with local ties; located right in Independence.  With a knowledgable staff and millions of products, CDW*G is your one stop shop for edtech and accessories.

Check them out at: www.cdwg.com

IPEVO, our newest sponsor!!!

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We are excited to add a new sponsor to this year’s event!  IPEVO, who has been a sponsor of edCamp Columbus.  IPEVO makes innovative and interactive solutions for today’s classrooms.  IPEVO doesn’t focus on “large, expensive, specialized and complex” devices, but instead wants to provide teachers with practical tools to help change teaching and learning in an interactive classroom.

IPEVO works hard to observe and experience classroom environments before developing their innovative tools.  Tools are easy to use and allow teachers to focus on teaching, not tech.  From an interactive whiteboard system, to document cameras and iPad stands; IPEVO is here to support meaningful technology integration.

Check out there products and learn more about the company at: http://www.ipevo.com/ 

#edcampCLE 2015 is announced

Today marks the official announcement of #edcampCLE 2015! This year the event will be bigger than ever, connecting educators and administrators from across Ohio. This year’s event will be on March 21, 2015 at Orange City Schools beautiful high school (32000 Chagrin Blvd Pepper Pike, OH 44124)

In Ohio, March and April means assessment, not teaching…but that doesn’t mean the learning has to end! Join us at #edcampCLE and rejuvenate your passion for teaching. Take away some great ideas and start building lessons to end the year. You have no excuse to show boring movies the last month! Take a risk, mix things up, make your students remember what it means to own their learning.

EdCamp takes the best parts of the conference — the spaces between the scheduled sessions — and makes that the whole conference. Join educators from all over Ohio for a FREE participant-driven day focused on YOUR needs.

Not only is it a FREE day of collaboration and learning; we provide lunch and give away prizes at the end of the day. Edcamp Columbus is the weekend before, March 14 and the NEOTech conference at Kent State University is March 20, in Kent Ohio. Make it an awesome week of learning and attend all three events. They are all free, filled with the most innovative educators Ohio has to offer and will help give you great ideas to implement in the spring.

edcampCLE14

It is time to start thinking about spring, warmer weather and the next edcampCleveland event!  This year’s edcampCleveland with be May 17, 2014 at Independence High School. A big thanks to Carrie Ciofani, Director of Technology and superintendent Stephen Marlow for agreeing to host edcampCLE14.

Maybe you are new to the edcamp idea, or maybe you have some preconceived notions about what it takes to attend an edcamp event.  In either case, rest assured that the only requirement to attend edcampCLE14 is a passion for teaching.  edcamp is not a technology conference, it is a place for educators to gather and discuss our craft. Methodology, philosophy, technology, best practices, and any acronym you can image are fair game for edcampCLE14 sessions.  All you need to bring is yourself and maybe an idea for a conversation you would like to have with other educators.

There are no “conference sessions” at edcamp events.  People generate ideas in the morning and then you choose where you want to visit.  YOU ARE allowed to leave a session and join another session.  YOU ARE allowed to talk and collaborate during sessions too!  Direct lecture and front-of-the-room presentations are not only discouraged, they are not allowed.  edcampCLE14 will have people facilitating conversations, guiding discussions and helping connect the dots, but not presenting.  We hope this year’s event can build from the last two successful edcampCleveland events.  Check below for some helpful links

Register NOW! CLICK HERE

Want to volunteer? CLICK HERE

Thanks for a Great Day

Thank you to everyone who helped make EdCamp Cleveland 2013 such a fantastic experience for everyone who attended.

PLEASE take a few minutes to COMPLETE THIS SURVEY. Let us know what worked for you, what needs improvement, and how we can make future events more useful for you.

CEU certificates will be emailed to all attendees within the next few days.

If you have photos, reflections, videos, or resources to share, please USE THE #EDCAMPCLE hash tag. That way, we’ll find it and be able to help collect it.

If you have notes or resources from the sessions you attended, UPDATE THE SCHEDULE with links to them. Anyone can edit the document, so just highlight the session title and make a link to your resources. Thanks for sharing.

Finally, LEAVE A COMMENT on this post and share your reflections (or links to them) from the closing session.

Thank you for making this such a wonderful experience.

One last thing: if you want to lead the charge for EdCamp Cleveland 2014, let me know. We need someone in that role for next year.