The organizers of EdCamp Cleveland are committed to making this a free event for all participants. We would rather have a small, simple, “no frills” event than have to charge people money to participate.
With that in mind, additional resources would make this event even better. Offering some coffee and pastry items in the morning helps welcome the participants and encourages them to start networking with one another right away. Lunch makes it easier for everyone to network during that time, and the schedule does not have to accommodate travel time. It is also be nice to have some giveaways to help us celebrate the experience. Although there will not be vendor booths at the event, your generosity will be publicized on the EdCamp Cleveland website and various signs throughout the school.
Supporting Sponsors have donated $500 or more in cash or products. These organizations are recognized at the opening and closing sessions, in signage around the school on the day of the event, and on the EdCamp Cleveland web site sponsor page and sidebar. Supporting Sponsors for EdCamp Cleveland 2016 include:
The Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County donated $1,000 to EdCamp Cleveland 2016, which allows us to provide lunch for all of the participants.
Squirrels provided EdCampCLE with a generous $600 donation and 20% off Reflector 2 for each EdCampCLE attendee and three prize packs with mugs, coasters, flashdrives, stress balls, and MORE! If you want to learn more about Reflector 2 or any other Squirrels product, you can check out the website at www.airsquirrels.com.
Quick Key donated a School Site License. This License includes 25 individual teacher licenses, a Global Administrator license (for assessment sharing and pulling results data back to one point person), licenses for Quick Key Chrome and Quick Key Digital (1:1 solution), training and implementation, integration with PowerSchool (if applicable), and premium support service. It is valued at $2500.00 USD.
IPEVO donated (3) IW2 Wireless Interactive Whiteboard System, (3) Ziggi-HD Plus High-Definition USB Document Cameras, (2) VZ-1 HD VGA/USB Dual-Mode Document Cameras, (1) iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera for iPad, Android Tablet, PC and Mac, and (20) IPEVO Notebooks. IPEVO products are used in more than 68,000 schools, or over 52% of all K-12 schools in America.
ITsavvy donated $600. ITsavvy offers more than a 1,000 name brand computer products. With 46 distribution centers nationwide, they ship 99% of in-stock items the same-day and allow clients to view real-time pricing and availability.
Contributing Sponsors have donated less than $500 in cash or products. These organizations are recognized in the opening session, in signage around the school on the day of the event, and on the EdCamp Cleveland web site sponsor page. Contributing Sponsors for EdCamp Cleveland 2016 include:
The Educational Service Center of Lorain County generously donated $500 which will supply coffee and a light breakfast for all attendees.
GradeCam will provide a free one year teacher license of GradeCam to each participant at EdCampCLE…a $150/teacher value.
BrainPOP will provide a one year Classroom subscription that includes access for a single teacher in 1 classroom on up to 3 devices at a time. A $220 value with hundreds of standards-aligned animated movies, quizzes, games, high-interest readings, and activities that span numerous content areas.
The Chatterbox donated one of it’s portable recording booths. Made from sturdy green cardboard with easy to carry handles on the sides and high density noise absorbing foam tiles to block out classroom noise, this item is a must for any teacher wishing to content creators.
Zaption donated two 1-year Zaption Pro subscriptions – plus a coupon for all of your attendees to upgrade to Zaption Pro free for 60days. Zaption transforms video-based learning with interactive content and tools that engage learners, deepen understanding, and track student progress.
CDW-G donated an Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11, a $200.00 value. The Aspire One Cloudbook is an online-oriented laptop that gets you into the cloud faster. A big bang in a small box, it’s a highly portable device that keeps you productive with a super-fast wireless connection and a host of other features including Windows 10 Pro.
Class Compete donated a 3 X 30 package. Three teachers will receive a certificate for a classroom set of student licenses (30). The certificates have creatively been placed in Class Compete water bottles for three lucky teachers. Class Compete provides video games for kids that simulates test environments, improves student test taking abilities, and improves scores.
Bound to Stay Bound donated 5 super sturdy hardcover children’s books. Bound to Stay Bound is the foremost bindery in the U.S. when it comes to children’s books. BTSB offers a wide range of services and guarantees to make sure that their prebound books last longer than any other editions available on the market.
ViewSonic donated a ViewSonic® VX2257-mhd 22” full HD monitor built for gaming and entertainment and a discount code for all EdCampCLE participants. ViewSonic offers high quality monitors, projectors, desktop virtualization, commercial displays, and MORE!
The EdCamp Foundation donated great resources, vision, and $200 to this year’s EdCampCLE. Check them out to learn more, organize your own EdCamp, or see who else is hosting an EdCamp near you.