edCampGR 2013

Let's Keep The Conversation Going!

Hi there edCampGR community!

As you know, learning, sharing, connecting and reflecting between professional educators is a powerful thing. Seeing our colleagues in person is fun, develops our practice and enhances our resources. When we can't meet face-to-face, we find other ways to continue connecting and growing professionally. This is essential to growing successful Connected Educator communities.


On November 2, more than 100 of us came together to have conversations about how we can make education better for our learners, and it was a great start to forming our community of connected educators.


How do we keep this energy going? Here are a few ideas - but there is really no end to the list of things we can do and accomplish together!


Attend More Face to Face Events:

Nova Now GR - Feb 7-8, 2014 in Grand Rapids

MI Moodle Moot 2014 - January 9-10 at Mid Michigan Community College

MACUL 2014 - The largest education conference in Michigan - March 12-14 at DeVos Place

Check out the Kent ISD PD Hub for even more professional learning opportunities.


Connect On Demand:

Learn about what other educators are doing with the REMC Connected Educator Series

Make sure to check out the #MichED Twitter stream, weekly chats and podcasts.

Join MACUL for free and join the MACUL Google Plus Community


Change PD at Your School:

Pitch the idea to your school administrators to try running a mini-edCamp for your next professional development day. Need help convincing them? - Have them contact me @ronhoutman


Above all - TELL YOUR STORY!

When you do cool things at your school, share it with your followers on Twitter, post it on Facebook, blog about it. We can tell the story about how educators make a difference for our learners better than anyone else. Let do just that!


Thanks - Ron Houtman



edCampGR 2014

Saturday, Nov. 1st, 8am-3pm

Kent Innovation High - 1655 East Beltline NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

For more information, visit the event page on Eventbrite.

Tentative Agenda for edCampGR 2014

8:00AM – Registration
8:30AM – Opening remarks and session listing – Grand Room / Lobby
9:00AM – Session one
10:10AM – Session two
11:20AM – Lunch – free and provided on site
12:15PM – Session three
1:25PM – Session four
2:30PM – Wrap Up