EdCampKinder Abbotsford 2013 - A Day of Sharing

What is an EdCamp?

It is a new wave of professional development that taps into the expertise in colleagues around you. There are no formal presentations led by one person, rather many opportunities for discussion and collaboration.

Who – All K and K1 teachers, student teachers, administrators and people interested in exploring best practice in Kindergarten.

What – A time to talk to Kindergarten colleagues about what is happening in your classroom. Please bring any ideas, questions and resources you may want to share.

Where – Prince Charles Elementary School, Abbotsford, BC, Canada

When – February 15th, 2013 8:30-2:30

Why – An EdCamp is an opportunity to collaborate with other colleagues, share and value each other’s expertise.

Cost – FREE (lunch optional at nearby restaurants)

Questions? Feel free to email Michelle_Hiebert@sd34.bc.ca or Meghan_Unger@sd34.bc.ca

Register for EdCampKinder Abbotsford here. http://edcampkinderabbotsford.eventbrite.ca/

More Info about EdCampKinder Abbotsford


Shape of the Day

8:30 Coffee, Welcome and session topic voting by participants 9:00-10:30 First Session

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 Second Session
12:15-1:30 Lunch Break (at Rendezvous Restaurant...orders to be taken that morning)
1:30-2:30 Final Session


Possible Session Topics (voted on by participants – open to suggestions)
  • Emergent Writing
  • Math (games/activities/strategies/resources)
  • iPad apps
  • Document cameras and Smart Boards
  • Sharing Resources or unit ideas
  • Kindergarten-Grade One Split strategies and resources
  • French
  • Behaviour issues and classroom management strategies
  • Oral language activities
  • Classroom organization and routines
  • Developing a classroom website
  • Ready Set Learn activities
  • Technology with early learners (digital cameras, blogging)
  • Twitter for professional development (#Kinderchat)
  • Using Twitter with students (Kindergarten Around the World)