Another packed room for the Dirty 30 v.4.0!
I'll admit it - I'm an edcamp junkie. I love spending my own time on weekends or using my vacation days to go learn something new about what's happening in schools. I'm passionate about my craft, 24/7.
Kyle Calderwood kicks off #tmnj16
Over the years, the edcamp movement has exploded, but there is also another Un-conference that is gaining major traction: TeachMeet. Today, I attended my third TeachMeetNJ in Toms River.
73 teachers partook in BreakoutEDU
There are some differences between an
I had the chance to run a session on one of the most interesting educational tools to "break out" on the scene, BreakoutEDU. The room was packed; always a good thing. Packed rooms, on weekends or days in the summer, always show me that there are educators all over that want to learn more and more on their time. The room was very intrigued and it appeared that some would be looking into the kit for the upcoming school year.
TeachMeet scheduled food trucks for lunch!
I attended sessions on NextGen, Makerspaces, 8-bit gaming, and even gamification. And yes, I presented my annual Dirty 30 - now as version 4.0.
Three major highlights of the day -
1) Seeing one of my teachers present her knowledge and skill set to others. She had a full crowd and lead the workshop with grace. I really have some amazing staff members.
2) Food trucks for lunch, with a $5.00 voucher to be used towards them. Ingenious.
3) 73...... Yes, 73 teachers stayed for breakoutEDU; they
In all, one of the best PD days I have attended and facilitated this year. People left charged - the excitement was palpable. Here's to a great school year!