To the Point
Prairie Point Staff Newsletter
Issue 19: March 10, 2015
EdCamp?? What's that?
I will be attending the EdCamp Chicago held at Bednarcik Jr. High School on May 9th. Who's with me?
EdCamp is based upon the idea that educators are a powerful "community of empowered learners." It's an "unconference." What this means is that the sessions form the morning of the event, based upon what the attendees want to discuss. The format is collaboration and discussion based. There is a facilitator for each session, not a presenter. It's meant to encourage the open flow of ideas, sharing of resources, and building of shared knowledge.
EdCamps are a revolution in professional development and they are happening all over the United States.
The EdCamp's I've gone to have been amazing experiences. I missed the last EdCamp Chicago because I didn't sign up quickly enough. There will be educators from many different districts in attendance. Registration is open to SD308 teachers from now until March 18th. After that, it's open to the rest of Chicagoland.
Please see below for the flyer.
I'm incredibly excited about this day - I hope that some of you will join me!
Use this link to register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edcamp-chicago-2015-spring-sd-308-tickets-16069185366
News & Info
Please let us know if you plan on working after 4:30 pm any evening that week.
Wednesday Morning Meetings
Next Meeting - Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Topic: 5 Essentials Survey and Team Collaboration
All of the agendas and information for Wednesday morning meetings will now come in this newsletter. :-) Provided below is a link to the schedule, as well as a link to the agenda.
Please review the agenda prior to each meeting. Wednesday meetings will be held in the Community Room. We will begin promptly at 7:35 a.m.
If you are unable to make it to a meeting, please let us know in advance, if possible. Please see Heidi or Jen as soon as you can after the meeting to find out what you missed.
TEAM Website and Information
If you ever have any questions about TEAM, including how to bring up a student, any member of the team can assist you. Don't hesitate to ask. :-)