Be sure to check out this amazing post on Daily Genius with contributor and EdCamp Tampa Bay co-organizer Nik Chatzopoulos! http://dailygenius.com/edcamp/
Hi there EdCamp Tampa Bay EDCAMPERS!
The 1-week countdown starts tomorrow, and we can’t wait to see you next Saturday, October 10th at EdCamp Tampa Bay! The response has been extraordinary, and, with both the enthusiasm of educators like you and the generous support of educational and local sponsors, it is sure to be a very special day of learning, sharing, and celebrating! Here are all the updates to help keep you connected to the day’s events:
Make the Most of Your Day at EdCamp Tampa Bay
First time at an EdCamp? Many say that, for them, their first EdCamps were truly life changing! Here are some links if you are interested in learning more about EdCamps prior to arriving at EdCamp Tampa Bay:
Schedule for the Day
Information on Meals
We are excited to announce that because of some very generous donations, we will be able to provide all meals and snacks for our attendees! Watch for the Lunch Sign-Up email next week.
All updates are posted on our EdCamp Tampa Bay websitewww.edcamptampabay.com and on our Twitter page @EdCampTampaBay. Be sure to use the hashtag #EdCampTB and connect with our EdCamp TampaBay educators!
Let’s keep the conversation going! You are invited to join us for our EdCamp Tampa Bay TweetUp After-Party! Please join us Saturday evening after the EdCamp day at Mellow Mushroom patio for a reserved party. Registration is limited, so be sure to get your free ticket today: https://edcamptampabaytweetup.eventbrite.com
Sponsors & Raffles
We would like to thank our incredible sponsors for donating raffle prizes and goodies! Check out our sponsor listing at: http://www.edcamptampabay.com/sponsors.html. All raffle prizes will be announced via Remind messages and any raffle winners must be present at EdCamp Tampa Bay to claim prizes.
Join our Remind Group
Be sure to join our Remind group to receive text messages on all things EdCamp Tampa Bay. To join, simply text “@edcampTB” to 81010. All raffle prizes will be announced via Remind, so be sure to sign-up today.
If for any reason your plans have changed and you will no longer be able to attend EdCamp Tampa Bay, please email Jennifer at email@example.com so we can release your ticket to our waitlisted group of educators.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon, and please watch for our final email with last minute reminders next week!
EdCamp Tampa Bay Organizing Team
We are one week away from EdCamp Tampa Bay! Check out all these great Florida EdCamps coming up this year!
Edcamp Leadership (FL site – Hosted by Susan Bearden)
Edcamp Orange (January, 2016)
Edcamp St. Augustine
Edcamp Branford (April 23, 2016)
Edcamp Pensacola (October 3, 2015)
Edcamp Tampa Bay (October 10, 2015)
Edcamp South Florida (October 24, 2015)
Edcamp Citrus (September 19, 2015)
Edcamp Broward County (March 1, 2014)
Edcamp Duval (May 31, 2014)
FLEdChat Updated Listing: https://fledchat.wordpress.com/professional-development-around-florida/
Join us for a TweetUp MeetUp Celebration!
We will start with a Podcaster/Blogger hour and then have an evening of pizza, conversation, and fun!
Patio party at Mellow Mushroom in Clearwater. Grab your free ticket at https://edcamptampabaytweetup.eventbrite.com. Limited number available, so reserve yours today!
Let's keep the conversations going after EdCamp Tampa Bay! Join us on our Tour of Schools as we visit four model schools in the Tampa Bay area throughout the school year. Learn about best practices and ways schools are innovating, inspiring, connecting, and succeeding in education.
We are looking for four spectacular schools in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties to showcase in this year's Tour of Schools. All schools are welcome to apply: public, charter, private!
Interested in having your school featured on the Tour of Schools for the 2015-2016 school year? Applications are open now through September 23, 2015 for inclusion in this year's Tour of Schools! To apply, schools/teachers can complete this form: TOUR OF SCHOOLS FORM.
For more information on attending and participating in the EdCamp Tampa Bay Tour of Schools, check out: http://www.edcamptampabay.com/tour-of-schools.html.
Welcome to our August EdCamp Tampa Bay Newsletter!
We have had a great summer of preparing for EdCamp Tampa and are thrilled to announce that we currently have 196 tickets reserved. It is sure to be a wonderful day of learning and sharing! Check out our latest updates:
Our New Free Digital Badge
Grab your free Official 2015 EdCamp Tampa Bay digital badge! Wear your badge on your profile picture for your Twitter and Facebook accounts! Join our PicBadge community and get your free badge today at: http://www.picbadges.com/t/A4MtLTNw
Get Your Official EdCamp Tampa Bay T-Shirt
This just in…our Official 2015 EdCamp Tampa Bay t-shirt is available for purchase now through August 26th. Get yours by visiting: http://teespring.com/edcamptampabay
Join Our Remind Community
Be sure to sign up for our Remind group to receive text messages on all things EdCamp Tampa Bay! Updates, reminders, and even special surprises! To join, text “@edcampTB” to 81010!
EdCamp Tour of Schools
We are thrilled to announce that the learning and sharing of EdCamp Tampa Bay will continue all year long with our 2015-2016 “EdCamp Tampa Bay Tour of Schools.” Over the course of the year with help from Remind, we will visit local schools for tours and then will gather for an hour of sharing and discussion on topics that are important to educators in the Tampa Bay area. Watch for more information on this coming soon!
Quick Bits of Information:
The EdCamp Tampa Bay organizing committee and Plato Academy Schools invite all Public, Charter, Private, and Parochial School teachers to the very first EdCamp in the Tampa Bay Area called EdCampTampaBay.
EdCampTampaBay will take place at Plato Academy Clearwater, located at 2045 Palmetto Street, Clearwater, Florida 33765 on October 10, 2015 from 9:00am to 3:30pm. The event is free, and you can register today here.
What is an EdCamp?
An EdCamp, also known as an Unconference, is a learning event designed by teachers for teachers, in which sessions are organically generated by the participants, based on attendee interest on the day of the event. At an EdCamp, there are no paid presenters or vendor booths; rather, discussions are participant-driven. During these discussions/sessions sharing multiple perspectives is encouraged and everyone is welcomed to share his/her experiences. Most discussions tend to center on the latest in education strategies, technology, and innovation, but you will decide what we discuss once there! Public and private school teachers from Pre-K through post-secondary are encouraged to join us and take ownership of your own professional development. We can promise you one thing: you’ll never look at PD the same way after you attend an Edcamp!
You can learn more about the EdCamp Movement in general and about EdCampTampaBay specifically at http://www.edcamptampabay.com/
Join the conversation on Twitter at @EdCampTampaBay or #EdCampTB
For more info or specific questions please contact our organizers
Jennifer Williams, CalliopeGlobal.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, @JenWilliamsEdu
Fran Siracusa, CalliopeGlobal.com, email@example.com, @la_Profe_S
Nik Chatzopoulos, Plato Academy Schools, firstname.lastname@example.org @chatzopoulosn