#EdCampBigSky Update 1
1st of three updates headed your way in the coming weeks.
#EdCampBigSky is almost here!
The organizing committee has been hard at work, and we are excited for an amazing day of learning, sharing, growing and connecting–with all of you!
As of today, we have 158 attendees registered. That's incredible! Educators are coming from all over the region–Dillon, Billings, Missoula, Deer Lodge, Helena, Bozeman... and everywhere in between! We are so grateful that you're traveling such distances! Some Wyoming #eduheroes may be in the house, as well!
We will be a diverse crowd. All grades, content areas and specialties will be represented. We'll even have some fabulous pre-service teachers joining in the fun. We can't wait to meet all of you!
Now, on to some important business:
Bringing your A-game
Our EdCamp venue is not walkable to local restaurants, so we've decided to bring two great food trucks to you: Grille 406 & Totally Tasty
You can also bring your own bag lunch, if you prefer.
We would appreciate some very "loose" input on which option you might select. Please complete this absurdly short survey. This will help the food trucks anticipate how to prep for the day! (You are not committing to anything right now.)
When you arrive at 8am, we will have coffee and bagels for you. :)
Bringing Your "A" Game
An Edcamp is not your typical "sit and get" conference. In fact, it's an "unconference", remember?
This means it takes all of us (you, and you, and YOU!) to make this an #eduawesome day. Watch the Edcamp 101 video below, and GET PUMPED! Bring your ideas, your questions, your enthusiasm, and your passion. This day is for us as educators, but it's as much for our students; what we share with one another on November 5th will help us grow our craft and get inspired to bring innovation and creativity back to our classrooms.
Let's do it for the kids!
You can check our sponsor page to see the full list, but here are a few to pique your interest!
Twitter: Why You Need It
If you're not on Twitter already, we encourage you to create your account before #edcampBigSky. Below are some resources to get you started.
Check out these two Twitter chats in the coming weeks:
#MTedchat - Tuesdays, 8pm MST
#BSD7chat - 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 8pm MST (October 19, November 2, November 16)
The next #BSD7chat is October 19th. Our topic is... Edcamps! We hope you'll join us.