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This event will be held on February 25, 2017 at Presbyterian Day School in Memphis, Tennessee.

Time:

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Check-in & light refreshments 7:30 AM
  • First session 8:00 AM

What is EdCamp?

EdCamps are composed of educators, administrators & staff members who share a vested interest in growing professionally. Unlike other conferences, EdCamps are considered to be an unconference because it does not include a key note speaker and the cost of attending is free. If you want to share your ideas, sign up to speak. You want to hear the ideas of others being shared, sign up to attend a session. Here are some additional resources that will provide you some further insight into what an EdCamp is:

Introduction to Edcamp: A New Conference Model Built on Collaboration
Why Go to an Unconference?
My Day at EdCamp NYC 2010
An Edcamp Experience

This will be the third EdCamp held in Memphis, Tennessee.

EdCamp For All:

The Edcamp Foundation is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of religion, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or age. The Foundation does not tolerate harassment or bullying in any form of anyone at an edcamp or at any events sponsored by the Edcamp Foundation. At the discretion of the Organizers, Participants violating these rules may be asked by Organizers to leave an Edcamp event; and at the discretion of the Foundation, Organizers who violate this Policy may be precluded from hosting and organizing future Edcamp events. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at: http://www.edcamp.org/anti-harassment-policy

Official Hashtag:

#edcampMem

Register:

Registration is free and is being managed through Eventbrite.
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Organizers:

  • Cindy Brock - Presbyterian Day School
  • Debbie Cummings - Macon-Hall Elementary School
  • Philip Cummings - Presbyterian Day School
  • Lisa Drumm - Germantown High
  • Theresa Fairchild - White Station High
  • Windy May - Presbyterian Day School
  • Jessica Roberts - Arlington High School
  • Wanda Terral - Lakeland Elementary
  • Connie Thompson - Germantown High

Location:

Presbyterian Day School
4025 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38111



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Time:

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Check-in & light refreshments 7:30 AM
  • First session 8:00 AM

Session Ideas/Topics Brainstorming:

  • Have an idea for a great session?
  • Want to request a particular topic?
  • Just want to have a round-table discussion at EdCamp Memphis?
  • Share your ideas, or talk about topics you'd like to either facilitate or learn more about at EdCamp Memphis!

Please contact us at edcampmem@gmail.com to share your suggestions!

Here are some topics some attendees have suggested. Topics are in the form of a question to aid in facilitation of conversations, the feature of EdCamp that makes it different from traditional conferences. Have a question in mind for discussion? Email us!
  • How might we encourage and support self-directed professional learning at our school? - Wanda Terral


Sponsors:


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We are very grateful to Presbyterian Day School for hosting the 3rd Annual EdCamp Memphis!
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Piktochart sponsored our EdCamp in A Box! This included money that was used to purchase many of the food items available today.

Piktochart is an easy-to-use infographic maker. Take your visual communication to the next level, without hiring a professional designer.
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Google Educator Group West Tennessee has donated a few pieces of Google-related swag. Make sure to join the GEG West TN Community on Google+ and keep an eye open for upcoming events (virtual and in-person).
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HackLearning Books has generously provided a stack of books for us to give out as door prizes. Check out all the books they have on Amazon.
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Class Compete is an online educational gaming platform designed to allow students to review and practice concepts they learn while teaching test taking skills and strategies needed to become a more confident test taker and improve scores. Students play challenges aligned to standardized assessments in Math and Reading for grade K-8. Teachers and parents can access reports designed to provide valuable feedback and support both inside and outside the classroom. ClassCompete has donated certificates for a classroom set of student licenses (30) for the current school year for THREE lucky winners.
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EDpuzzle has donated two t-shirts and some stickers. EdPuzzle provides an easy way to engage your students with videos: pick a video, add your magical touch and track your students' understanding.
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StorybordThat and Photos for Class are donating two gift certificates for us to use as door prizes. They are also providing some information we can hand out to interested attendees.
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Kahoot! has given us 3 t-shirts to use as give-aways. Haven't tried Kahoot! yet? Check them out right away.
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BoomWriter is a free group-writing website for teachers where their students can develop and enhance their writing, reading, vocabulary, and peer assessment skills through our three collaborative tools: StoryWriter (creative/narrative writing), WordWriter (vocabulary), and new ProjectWriter (expository/argument/scientific writing).

BoomWriter has provided some stickers for a limited number of attendees.
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Flocabulary is providing an exclusive 45 day free school-wide trial to each individual who attends EdCamp Memphis! Check out their EdCamp Rap
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Picmonic is a Visual Learning Community that is revolutionizing learning through unforgettable images and stories. It is especially of use in the medical profession. With Picmonic, educators can:
  • Improve student pass rates and clinical performance
  • Increase student engagement and long-term knowledge retention
  • Easily integrate our Learning Platform with your classroom and curriculum
  • Receive data reporting and analysis of student progress
  • Receive complementary licensing for faculty and staff
  • Gain access to complimentary study guides and webinars for students and faculty

One free four-year subscription has been donated as a door prize!
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BirdBrain Science is donating a free two-month trial for all attendees! What's BirdBrain Science? It's sort of like an online science textbook written at multiple reading levels. See more in this YouTube video.
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Zaption transforms video-based learning with interactive content and tools that engage learners, deepen understanding, and track progress. Teachers, trainers and instructional designers use Zaption to quickly add images, text, and questions to existing online videos. Share lessons with individuals to watch on their own, or watch together with Zaption Presenter. With Zaption’s Analytics, instructors get immediate feedback on how viewers interact with content and understand key concepts.

Zaption is donating two 1-year Zaption Pro subscriptions plus a coupon for all attendees to upgrade to Zaption Pro free for 60 days!
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Classcraft is a free online, educational role-playing game that teachers and students play together in the classroom. By using many of the conventions traditionally found in games today, students can level up, work in teams, and earn powers that have real-world consequences. Acting as a gamification layer around any existing curriculum, the game transforms the way a class is experienced throughout the school year. Additional features are available with Premium accounts.

The kind folks from Classcraft are donating ONE FREE PREMIUM ACCOUNT for a lucky winner, a few Classcraft posters for giveaways, and
a promo code for two Premium months that all attendees will receive.
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Candlewick Press is an independent, employee-owned publisher based in Somerville, Massachusetts. For over twenty years, Candlewick has published outstanding children’s books for readers of all ages, including books by award-winning authors and illustrators such as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Emeritus Kate DiCamillo, M. T. Anderson, Jon Klassen, and Laura Amy Schlitz; the widely acclaimed Judy Moody, Mercy Watson, and ’Ology series; and favorites such as Guess How Much I Love You, Where’s Waldo?, and Maisy. Candlewick is part of the Walker Books Group, together with Walker Books UK in London and Walker Books Australia, based in Sydney and Auckland. Visit Candlewick online at www.candlewick.com.

Candlewick Press has provided an assortment of promotional materials and swag for attendees.
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The JogNog app (iOS, Android, Amazon, Windows Phone) has a library of over 1,300 quizzes and over 60,000 questions written and fact-checked by teachers aligned to the Common Core and state standards. To motivate student engagement, it also includes over 1,300 unique JogNog achievement badges. JogNog is great for elementary and middle school but there is also content for high school and college prep.

JogNog has donated a full subscription to the JogNog Practice and Assessment tool. The subscription is good through June 2017 so the winner will have the remainder of this year and another full year to use the platform. $99.99 value.
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VocabularySpellingCity is an educational website that allows teachers to create and save words lists that students can study by completing a variety of engaging learning games and activities.

They have donated two certificates for Premium Membership for VocabularySpellingCity!
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Science4Us is an early elementary digital science curriculum that uses an interactive approach to teach science based on the 5E Instructional Model.

They have donated two certificates for Premium Membership for Science4Us!
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Central Technologies has donated several items for our drawing for door prizes.

Chromville World (a pack which include an Augmented Reality app for kids based on Science content - Chromville Science -, plenty of 2D complementary educational materials and the acess to files of 3D printing figures).

Chromville has donated one free ChromvilleWorld pack to be given away. Also, you can download the three coloring pages in this Google Drive folder.

Logo Adapted by:

Spencer McLean, Faculty, Presbyterian Day School

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