We are excited to be organizing our first edcamp CES as part of the 2015 CES Fall Forum.
Thank you to Yarmouth High School for hosting edcamp CES!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
Never been to edcamp? Join us for a whole different kind of professional learning. This day is based on what you’ve learned, what you need to learn, and what you want to talk about. Hundreds of edcamps have been held world-wide since their creation in 2010 and CES is pleased to support the movement. Learn more at http://edcamp.org/what-is-edcamp/ or check out the videos below:
“It’s tempting for critics to dismiss our emphasis on conversation as
sentimental, In fact, conversation is fundamental to school change.
Without it, schools will go nowhere; with it, they will succeed.”
-Ted Sizer (The Essential Conversation, Getting it Started, Keeping it Going)
“Built on principles of connected & participatory learning, Edcamp
strives to bring teachers together to talk about the things that
matter most to them… with an expectation that the people in the
room will work together to build understanding by sharing their
own knowledge & questions.”
Connecting conversations isn’t just the theme for this year’s Fall Forum, it’s the way CES members approach teaching and learning. This year, we’re proud to be connecting with the Edcamp Foundation to present edcamp CES, an opportunity for you to magnify, amplify, and personalize your Fall Forum experience. We’ll build our agenda together, using edcamp’s field-tested process for large-scale collaboration and sharing, and create a one-of-a-kind learning event custom designed to meet the needs of the people attending. Edcamp is rooted in the belief that conversation matters- something we CES folks have believed for a long time.
(If you’ve ever participated in Open Space or Open Space Technology, Edcamp is sort of like that.)
While we’ll build our session schedule together, you can start thinking about your sessions today or wait until the day of. Since EdcampCES comes at the end of 2 days of amazing learning, we won’t have any trouble coming up with things to talk about, and you don’t have to be an expert to convene a session. Want to share a new idea or tool? Got a question that needs answering? Seeing a connection between two great ideas? Convene a session and talk about it! Some great ideas from past years include:
- iPads 101: I’ve got one, now what do I do with it?
- Teaching Homeless Kids
- PBL in Math Classes
- Good advice for new principals
- Inclusive classrooms (Who? What? How?)
Buses for registered Fall Forum Edcampers (courtesy of our AWESOME friends at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center) will depart from the Westin at 7:45 on Saturday morning to shuttle you to Yarmouth High School (286 W Elm Street, Yarmouth, Maine 04096). (Bring your own coffee!) At 8:30, we’ll all be together for a quick overview of the day and we’ll build our agenda. The First session will start at 9, the second at 10, and the third at 11. The number of conversations we have in each session is completely up to you! We’ll come back together to wrap up the day at 12 and the buses will depart for the Westin at 12:30.