nErDcamp MI

The one thing you DON'T want to miss this summer!

Day One of nErDcamp MI

This is a new addition this year and promises to be AMAZING (of course)! We will have three basic areas of focus: technology, writing, and reading. We'll have sessions specific to elementary and secondary, as well as those applicable to everyone. What could be better??

nErDcamp MI Day One

Monday, July 7th, 12-4pm

Campus of Western High School, 1400 South Dearing Road, Parma MI 49269

  • Sign-in will begin at 11:00 a.m. You'll need to be pre-registered (online). You may also register/check-in for the 5K run at that time. The 5K will begin at 5:00, so you'll have time to prepare for that following our amazing keynote!
  • You may earn 3 SCECHs for Day One (and 6 for Day Two)!!


Schedule for Day One - Every session will run during BOTH time slots!

12:00 - 1:15 - First Session


1:30 - 2:45 - Second Session


3:00 - 4:00 Keynote with Donalyn Miller

Keynote Speaker: Donalyn Miller

Reading in the Wild: Learning from Lifelong Readers

Based on survey data from 900 adult readers and assessments from her middle school students, Donalyn Miller identifies the characteristics of wild readers and shares methods that support students' development into lifelong readers.


Donalyn Miller has worked with a variety of upper elementary and middle school students and currently teaches fifth grade in Fort Worth, Texas. In her popular book, The Book Whisperer, Donalyn reflects on her journey to become a reading teacher and describes how she inspires and motivates her middle school students to read 40 or more books a year. In her latest book, Reading in the Wild, Donalyn collects responses from 900 adult readers and uses this information to teach lifelong reading habits to her students. Donalyn currently co-facilitates the community blog, The Nerdy Book Club. Her articles about teaching and reading have appeared in publications such as Education Week Teacher, The Reading Teacher,Educational Leadership and The Washington Post.

Nerd Run

Our first every 5K Nerd Run will begin at 5:00!