Edcamp HV, less than a month away!

Dear Edcamp Hudson Valley participants,

August is here! Since Edcamp Hudson Valley is less than a month away, here’s what you need to know:

Spread the word

We already have over one hundred people registered, but we would love to get even more educators signed up. Retweet announcements (http://twitter.com/edcampHV), share/like Facebook posts (https://www.facebook.com/edcamphudsonvalley) and let your friends and colleagues know about this great event (http://edcamphudsonvalley.org)!

Feel free to present or lead a discussion (session board examples)

Edcamp is even more amazing when you participate in the sharing and learning! Is there a great lesson plan or unit that worked with your students? Are you a master of classroom management? Is there a great tech tool that you would love to talk about? Do you want to have a thoughtful discussion with your colleagues about shifts that are happening in education today?

Make sure to “Introduce Yourself” and check out the list of others who are attending! This is a great way to share your educational interests! (http://edcamphudsonvalley.org/about-edcamp-2/introduce-yourself/)

Thanks to our gracious host, Poughkeepsie Day School, each room for presenters will have a projector and a Smartboard. There is also an auditorium and dance space, if needed. We also have WiFi, so bring your laptops, mobile devices and tablets!

Are you ready for a Smackdown?

If you want to share a tool, website or teaching trick, bring it to the Smackdown! Each person will get two minutes to present their idea. You might even get a nice thank you gift for sharing.

Bring an appetite

Breakfast will be provided by Table Talk Diner and Bagel World.

Lunch will be provided by Pizzeria Bacio, Admiral’s Pizza and Uno’s Pizzeria.

Get ready to win!

Local and tech businesses have generously donated great door prizes for our Edcampers. A huge thank you goes out to the TEG Credit Union, Arlington Teachers’ Association, Press4Kids, Sage Nail and Spa, Twisted Soul, Poughkeepsie Crossfit, Flocabulary, The Crooked Rooster, Voki and Starbucks!

We are so excited about Edcamp Hudson Valley and are working hard to make it the best one yet! Spread the word and see you on the 25th!

–Edcamp Hudson Valley

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