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Thursday, December 11

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    We have a new website! Please click here and save the link! EdCampMadisonAL Weebly
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    you ready, Madison?ready? Your 3rd
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    is coming!
    Please join us on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at James Clemens High School for a day of
    FREE professional development, FREE breakfast and lunch, and lots of FUN!
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Sunday, September 14

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    The EdCampMadisonAL Board of Directors:
    Angie Bush, Carmen Buchanan, Jackie Flowers, Sandy Brand, Jennifer Butler, Krissy Malone, Joan Comer, Kipp Cain, and Leah Faris
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    Are you ready for EdCampMadisonAL? Here is more new info! :-)
    EdCampMadisonAL is just a week away and we are so excited to see everyone. We thought you may have a few questions, especially if you have never been to an edcamp before. We completely understand- we've been there! Here is some great, general information about what to expect and we thought we'd pass it along to you. Some of our other EdCamp friends from around the country have put together this information, so we thought we would share!
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    Are you ready, Madison? Your 3rd Annual EdCampMadisonAL is coming!
    Please join us on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at James Clemens High School for a day of
    FREE professional development, FREE breakfast and lunch, and lots of FUN!
    What is EdCamp? EdCamp is non-traditional professional development that is a lot of fun! The sessions are about what YOU want to talk about and learn. It is totally participant driven. We are excited to once again be a part of this fun PD experience and hope you will be able to join us. This is a great way to participate in PD on your terms and help you meet the goals of your PLP!
    The best news is that it is free of charge - that’s right, FREE! Breakfast and lunch will also be provided. All educators are welcome so please tell and bring your friends from other districts.This is going to be an exciting day and you don’t want to miss it! Due to the high demand our first two years, we have increased the number of tickets that will be available. Only the first 350 people to register will be able to attend. Be sure to register now so that you can reserve your spot for this free teacher/administrator/educator professional development!
    See us on FB: https://www.facebook.com/EdCampMadisonal
    Follow us on Twitter: @EdCampMadisonAL
    Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edcampmadisonal-tickets-8952423941 or scan this QR code.
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    Want more information about EdCamp? http://www.eschoolnews.com/2012/08/31/tired-of-the-same-old-professional-development-try-edcamps/
    Thank you, and we look forward to seeing YOU at EdCampMadisonAL!
    The EdCampMadisonAL Board of Directors:
    Angie Bush, Carmen Buchanan, Jackie Flowers, Sandy Brand, Jennifer Butler, Krissy Malone, Joan Comer, Kipp Cain, and Leah Faris

    Are you ready for EdCampMadisonAL? Here is more new info! :-)
    EdCampMadisonAL is just a week away and we are so excited to see everyone. We thought you may have a few questions, especially if you have never been to an edcamp before. We completely understand- we've been there! Here is some great, general information about what to expect and we thought we'd pass it along to you. Some of our other EdCamp friends from around the country have put together this information, so we thought we would share!
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    EdCampMadisonAL is just a week away and we are so excited to see everyone. We thought you may have a few questions, especially if you have never been to an edcamp before. We completely understand- we've been there! Here is some great, general information about what to expect and we thought we'd pass it along to you. Some of our other EdCamp friends from around the country have put together this information, so we thought we would share!
    What to expect
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    just yet!
    Since the day is 100% driven by the attendees, this is where the session (conversation) ideas come from. You (plural) are our leaders (facilitators)! What does this look like you ask? When you arrive in the morning we’ll begin with breakfast and some networking time (meet and greet). You’ll notice a session board and general "schedule". This will have on it our shell of the day’s structure. You’ll see what classrooms we’ll be using as well as the different session times for the day.
    Do you have an idea for a session you’d like to lead or a conversation to facilitate? Simply head up to the chart and write it in for the classroom and time slot you’d like. It’s as simple as that. In a very short amount of time, the session board will be filled with an entire day full of sessions.
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Saturday, January 25

  1. page home edited {https://ebmedia.eventbrite.com/s3-s3/marketing/emails/top.gif} Are you ready for EdCampMadison…
    {https://ebmedia.eventbrite.com/s3-s3/marketing/emails/top.gif}Are you ready for EdCampMadisonAL? Here is more new info! :-)
    EdCampMadisonAL is just a week away and we are so excited to see everyone. We thought you may have a few questions, especially if you have never been to an edcamp before. We completely understand- we've been there! Here is some great, general information about what to expect and we thought we'd pass it along to you. Some of our other EdCamp friends from around the country have put together this information, so we thought we would share!
    What to expect
    An Edcamp isn’t your traditional conference. In fact, there’s really nothing traditional about it at all. Our sessions for the day are not published, or even known, ahead of time. That’s right, you’re going into the day not quite sure what you’re going to learn about. Stay with us here, don’t back out just yet!
    Since the day is 100% driven by the attendees, this is where the session (conversation) ideas come from. You (plural) are our leaders (facilitators)! What does this look like you ask? When you arrive in the morning we’ll begin with breakfast and some networking time (meet and greet). You’ll notice a session board and general "schedule". This will have on it our shell of the day’s structure. You’ll see what classrooms we’ll be using as well as the different session times for the day.
    Do you have an idea for a session you’d like to lead or a conversation to facilitate? Simply head up to the chart and write it in for the classroom and time slot you’d like. It’s as simple as that. In a very short amount of time, the session board will be filled with an entire day full of sessions.
    Now, don’t worry if you don’t have a full blown presentation with slides, handouts, and the like ready to go. That’s not necessary. If you do, great! If you don’t, that’s probably better. There will be a projector in each room for anyone to connect their device to if needed for showing supplemental material. Just because you added the session/topic to the session board doesn’t mean you have to be the only voice during that entire time slot. In fact, we don’t want you to be. This needs to be a learning conversation around a particular topic. We need you to facilitate and give us focus and let the other folks in the room take it from there. Throw together a wiki or a google doc of information resources as you learn together. As a group do whatever you need to do to make the learning relevant during the time (and to help make it stick after the time).
    So you might be thinking, what if I start in one session and after a few minutes discover it’s not for me? Here’s what you do: vote with your feet. If you’re not getting out of it what you need, go to another session. That’s OK to do during an Edcamp! Traditional conference settings this is usually frowned upon or seen as rude. Not here! We want you to get the most out of your day of learning. It’s your day. If you need to, go revisit the session chart and head somewhere else.
    You’ll likely see conversations continuing during lunch and throughout the day. Some may carry over into other sessions, some folks may skip a session to head to the commons area to continue a conversation. Again, while informal and non-traditional, it’s all acceptable.
    What to bring
    Here are some things you might want to bring with you:
    1. An open mind
    2. A laptop, tablet, smart phone, or other preferred device. These come in handy for needing to email, tweet, blog, Google doc, etc. during a session. OR, just bring a pencil and paper!
    3. Your passion for education and desire to make it better for kids.
    4. A plan for sharing what you learned. We must take these new ideas, information, and conversations back to those that weren’t at EdCampMadisonAL.
    5. A friend, colleague, or an administrator! The more the merrier!
    Dress comfortably and casually! And, remember, breakfast and lunch are provided. During lunch, we will have a technology Smackdown where we share our favorite tech tools so, if you have a favorite website, app, etc., feel free to share it - no "presentation" needed, just 1-2 minutes about what it is and why you love it!
    We are so excited and can't wait to see all of you next Saturday!
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    Happy New Year Edcampers! We are so excited that EdCampMadisonAL is 31 days!
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    Your EdCampMadisonAL Team
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    EdCampMadisonAL is just a week away and we are so excited to see everyone. We thought you may have a few questions, especially if you have never been to an edcamp before. We completely understand- we've been there! Here is some great, general information about what to expect and we thought we'd pass it along to you. Some of our other EdCamp friends from around the country have put together this information, so we thought we would share!
    What to expect
    An Edcamp isn’t your traditional conference. In fact, there’s really nothing traditional about it at all. Our sessions for the day are not published, or even known, ahead of time. That’s right, you’re going into the day not quite sure what you’re going to learn about. Stay with us here, don’t back out just yet!
    Since the day is 100% driven by the attendees, this is where the session (conversation) ideas come from. You (plural) are our leaders (facilitators)! What does this look like you ask? When you arrive in the morning we’ll begin with breakfast and some networking time (meet and greet). You’ll notice a session board and general "schedule". This will have on it our shell of the day’s structure. You’ll see what classrooms we’ll be using as well as the different session times for the day.
    Do you have an idea for a session you’d like to lead or a conversation to facilitate? Simply head up to the chart and write it in for the classroom and time slot you’d like. It’s as simple as that. In a very short amount of time, the session board will be filled with an entire day full of sessions.
    Now, don’t worry if you don’t have a full blown presentation with slides, handouts, and the like ready to go. That’s not necessary. If you do, great! If you don’t, that’s probably better. There will be a projector in each room for anyone to connect their device to if needed for showing supplemental material. Just because you added the session/topic to the session board doesn’t mean you have to be the only voice during that entire time slot. In fact, we don’t want you to be. This needs to be a learning conversation around a particular topic. We need you to facilitate and give us focus and let the other folks in the room take it from there. Throw together a wiki or a google doc of information resources as you learn together. As a group do whatever you need to do to make the learning relevant during the time (and to help make it stick after the time).
    So you might be thinking, what if I start in one session and after a few minutes discover it’s not for me? Here’s what you do: vote with your feet. If you’re not getting out of it what you need, go to another session. That’s OK to do during an Edcamp! Traditional conference settings this is usually frowned upon or seen as rude. Not here! We want you to get the most out of your day of learning. It’s your day. If you need to, go revisit the session chart and head somewhere else.
    You’ll likely see conversations continuing during lunch and throughout the day. Some may carry over into other sessions, some folks may skip a session to head to the commons area to continue a conversation. Again, while informal and non-traditional, it’s all acceptable.
    What to bring
    Here are some things you might want to bring with you:
    1. An open mind
    2. A laptop, tablet, smart phone, or other preferred device. These come in handy for needing to email, tweet, blog, Google doc, etc. during a session. OR, just bring a pencil and paper!
    3. Your passion for education and desire to make it better for kids.
    4. A plan for sharing what you learned. We must take these new ideas, information, and conversations back to those that weren’t at EdCampMadisonAL.
    5. A friend, colleague, or an administrator! The more the merrier!
    Dress comfortably and casually! And, remember, breakfast and lunch are provided. During lunch, we will have a technology Smackdown where we share our favorite tech tools so, if you have a favorite website, app, etc., feel free to share it - no "presentation" needed, just 1-2 minutes about what it is and why you love it!
    We are so excited and can't wait to see all of you next Saturday!

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Friday, January 17

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    Session #1 9:00-10:00
    Session #2 10:00-11:00
    Session #3 12:30-1:30
    Room # F151
    (The Harvard Room)
    Google Doc
    Google Docs in Education
    Google Doc
    Class Dojo
    Google DocE
    EMPATHY + TECH IN THE CLASSROOM (Youth Converts Culture)
    Room # B126
    Do you Edmodo?
    Strategies in the Math Classroom
    iPads in the Classroom
    Google Doc
    Google Doc
    Google Doc
    Room # B110
    The Dos and Don'ts of Innovation
    IP/AP Offering PD
    Confessions of an IT guy
    -Let's talk about IT
    Google Doc
    Google Doc
    Google Doc
    Room # B105
    Discussion of Flipped Classroom
    Do you Edmodo?
    Google Doc
    Google Doc
    Google Doc
    Room # B111
    The Value of Student Learning Maps
    Professional Learning Communities - Let's Do It!
    Becoming a Google Search Ninja
    Google Doc
    Google Doc
    Google Doc
    Room # B113
    Communication Tools for Students and Parents
    Assess Differently!
    Video Quizzes and Collaborative Projects
    Common core nonfiction!
    Google Doc
    Google Doc
    Google Doc
    Room # B117
    Can we talk about Animoto?
    Instructional Leadership thru technology
    Google Doc
    Google Doc
    Google Doc
    Room # B119
    Twitter 101
    E-Portfolios
    Twitter 101
    Google Doc
    Google Doc
    Google Doc
    Room # B120
    Math Low Tech

    Click here
    to High Tech
    Google Doc
    Google Doc
    Google Doc
    Room # B118
    Flipped Classroom :D
    Google Doc
    Google Doc
    Google Doc
    view our session board.
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Saturday, January 4

  1. page General info and lodging edited General Information EdCampMadisonAL will take place on February 1, 2014 at James Clemens High S…

    General Information
    EdCampMadisonAL will take place on February 1, 2014 at James Clemens High School in Madison, AL. The school address is:
    James Clemens High School
    11306 County Line Road
    Madison, AL 45756
    There is plenty of parking and you can enter through the front door.
    Our email address: edcampmadisonal@gmail.com
    Edcamp will begin at 8am with a breakfast snack. We will finish at approximately 2pm.
    Lodging
    Looking for a place to stay on Friday night? Try these local hotels that are close to James Clemens High School.
    http://www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/madison/hsvmd/hoteldetail
    http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/alabama/hampton-inn-madison-HSVMSHX/index.html
    http://www.baymontinns.com/hotels/alabama/madison/baymont-inn-suites-huntsville-airport-madison/hotel-overview
    Tweet-up Friday night?
    We will be meeting at Stem and Stein. The address is:
    10871 County Line Rd
    Madison, AL 35758
    We will meet there at approximately 6:30pm.

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