EdCamp Lake 2014, the 1st annual event, will take place on October 18, 2014, at Eustis High School in Eustis, FL. EHS is located at 1300 Washington Avenue, Eustis, FL 32726. (Eustis is close to Mt. Dora, FL.) Doors will open at 8:30 am with registration, networking, and session-building with your colleagues. This is when you can sign up to lead a session, prepare for the day’s events, and meet some new friends. At 9:30, the organizers will kickoff the unconference and EdCamp Lake will get underway!
Sessions will be 50 minutes in length, and there will be 10 minutes in between each session to allow participants to navigate the building, tweet, and reflect on their learning.Lunch will be provided in the cafeteria. Attendees are encouraged to sit with someone new, meet and greet people you've never met and use this time to network, collaborate and share.
Here’s an overview of the day’s schedule:
8:30-9:00 Registration 9:00-9:30 Networking and Session Planning 9:30-9:50 Whole Group Kickoff 10:00-10:50 Session 1 11:00-11:50 Session 2 12:00-1:30 LUNCH and Web Tool SMACKDOWN 1:30-2:20 Session 3 2:30-3:30 Session 4 3:30-4 Raffle Prizes and closing information
Bringing a laptop or other wireless device is recommended. Wireless internet will be available, and we encourage you to use it! For those of you who have never gone to an Edcamp before, please make a note of the unusual part of the morning where we will build the schedule. Edcamp doesn't believe in paying fancy people to come and talk at you about teaching! At an Edcamp, the people attending – the participants - facilitate sessions on teaching and learning! So Edcamp won’t succeed without a whole bunch of you wanting to run a session of some kind! What kinds of sessions might you run?
Discussions on issues in education
Share a model lesson or unit
Conduct an inquiry session into a new tool
Share something you’re passionate about
Discuss new things you’d like to learn more about
Share activities you’re looking to improve
Anything else you can think of that will get other interested teachers to come and share with you!
Edcamp Lake will be a great day of learning! Even if you don’t feel like facilitating a session, please come ready to share ideas.