2 more days… Edcamp HV is almost here!

Edcampers,

We are less than two days away from Edcamp Hudson Valley! We are so excited for the big day and we have been busy preparing for you all. Thank you so much to all who have helped us spread the word to other interested educators. Below are few new pieces of information and reminders that we would like to share with you…

1) News, Updates, and Information

As the event gets closer you will see our site, www.edcamphudsonvalley.org, transform into an information hub with resources that will help you prepare and find answers before you come on August 20th. The same resources that we post on the site (map of session sites, schedule template, links for resources, etc.) will also all be provided to you when you register the day of the event.

You can check out the last informational email that was sent here: http://edcamphudsonvalley.org/2013/07/31/three-weeks-until-edcamp-hudson-valley-2013/

2) Sharing

If you have not done so already please take time to fill out the “Introduce Yourself” survey at: http://edcamphudsonvalley.org/about-edcamp-2/introduce-yourself/

There is a link on the same “Introduce Yourself” page that will bring you to the responses. This will help you get to know the backgrounds, specialties, and inquiries of other Edcamp Hudson Valley attendees.

Thank you so much to those who have already filled out the survey!

3) Sessions and Equipment

We will use the main conference room for registration, opening welcome, and the planning/schedule building session. Located in the other half of the main conference room will be the location of some of the sessions hosted throughout the day. The main conference room is also the place where breakfast and lunch will be served. 

We will use the “Smart Room” located in Model Schools building for small round table sessions.

Toward the edge of the Ulster BOCES property is a modular building with a PC Lab as well as a meeting room where we will set up Mac laptops.

Edcamp HV volunteers will be around to help you find your way.

All session locations will have a projector with connectors. Also, Ulster BOCES has Wi-fi access campus wide. Feel free to bring a laptop, tablet, or smartphone that has Internet access. This will allow you to check all of the online resources shared throughout the day!

A full map of session sites and the Ulster BOCES campus is posted on edcamphudsonvalley.org. A copy will be placed in your welcome registration bag. There is a link below in the additional links section.


4) Additional Links:

Check-in at the Ulster BOCES Conference Center starts @ 8:00 am on Tuesday! Be prepared to learn, share, and connect with fellow educators!

Below are some important resources and links; all will be posted conveniently on the front of the edcamphudsonvalley.org site soon.

– Location: http://edcamphudsonvalley.org/location-venue/

– Session Location Map: http://edcamphudsonvalley.org/about-edcamp-2/ulster-boces-map/ 

– Introduce Yourself Form: http://edcamphudsonvalley.org/about-edcamp-2/introduce-yourself/

– Introduce Yourself Responses: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnWTrdT13tFNdG5lWlI2eC1IV2FPTUV5MVpiU1NSNVE#gid=0

– Resource Sharing Board: Lino Sharing Board 

– Session Schedule: http://edcamphudsonvalley.org/session-board/ This will be filled out Tuesday morning.

– Session Board Examples: http://edcamphudsonvalley.org/session-board/session-board-examples/

– Session Location Map: http://edcamphudsonvalley.org/about-edcamp-2/ulster-boces-map/

5) Questions- Feel free to send any questions to edcamphv@gmail.com.
Have a wonderful day and we look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday!

Sincerely,

Mike from Edcamp HV

Three weeks until Edcamp Hudson Valley 2013

Below is an email that was just sent out to those who are registered for Edcamp HV 2013…

Hudson Valley Edcampers,

There are only three weeks until the big event! We want to say thank you for registering and dedicating your time to attend  Edcamp Hudson Valley 2013 in New Paltz, NY on August 20th! We have a bit of news for you all:

1) Are you new to “Edcamp”? Check out our “About Edcamp” information page at: http://edcamphudsonvalley.org/about-edcamp-2/

Take a look at some of the articles, quotes, and videos that are posted on this page.

You can also check out the Edcamp Hudson Valley 2012 Archive here: http://edcamphudsonvalley.org/about-edcamp-2/edcamp-hv-2012-archive/

2) Introduce Yourself  Feel free to head on over to our Hudson Valley Edcamp website and check out the new “Introduce Yourself” page.

http://edcamphudsonvalley.org/about-edcamp-2/introduce-yourself/

On this page you will find a form with a few questions that you can fill out. There is a link on the page that leads back to the responses. Please share about yourself and learn about fellow Hudson Valley Edcampers!

3) Door Prize Tickets – Every attendee will receive door prize tickets. You can earn extra! Here are some ways…

– Complete the “Introduce Yourself” survey.
– “Like” Edcamp Hudson Valley on Facebook (link)
– Share our event with your Facebook friends (link)
– Retweet or Tweet about Edcamp Hudson Valley (#edcampHV)

4) Schedule- Below is a schedule for the event.

  • 8:00-9:00 – Check-in/Introductions/Coffee and bagels. Participants post ideas for sessions on the session board. This is a perfect time to meet other Edcampers! Toward the end of this time the sessions will be finalized and posted for all.
  • 9:00-10:00– Session 1 – Join any session that interests you. Bring ideas to share or questions you would like help with.
  • 10:15-11:15 Session 2
  • 11:30–12:30 Lunch (Many valuable door prizes will be given away)
  • 12:45-1:45 Session 3
  • 2:00-3:00 Session 4
  • 3:15-4:00 Technology Tools Smackdown (More door prize giveaways!)

5) Questions- As the event day gets closer and closer there must be questions that you have. Feel free to send any questions to edcamphv@gmail.com. Additional informational emails will come to you as the event gets closer.

Have a wonderful evening and we look forward to seeing you all on August 20th!

Sincerely,

Mike from Edcamp HV

Save the Date: Edcamp HV 2013

Planning has started for Edcamp 2013!

The official date has been picked. Edcamp HV 2013 will be held on August 20th, 2013. Registration opens on April 1st, 2013.

Less than 2 weeks away!

Edcampers,

We are less than two weeks away from Edcamp Hudson Valley! We are so excited for the big day and we have been busy preparing for you all. Thank you so much to all who have helped us spread the word to other interested educators. In the last 7 days we have almost doubled our number of registered attendees! Due to your support we have extended the registration closing date from 8/1 to 8/8. There is still time to invite colleagues!

Below are few new pieces of information and reminders that we would like to share with you…

1) News, Updates, and Information

As the event gets closer you will see our site, www.edcamphudsonvalley.org, transform into an information hub with resources that will help you prepare and find answers before you come on August 14th. The same resources we post on the site (map of session sites, schedule template, links for resources, etc.) will also all be provided to you when you register the day of the event.

We will also post copies of all group-wide messages from us, such as this, on our site for future reference. For those who have registered after July 24th you can see the last email we sent out to registered participants at: http://edcamphudsonvalley.org/2012/07/24/20-days-until-edcamp-hudson-valley/

2) Sharing

If you have not done so already please take time to fill out the “Introduce Yourself” survey at http://edcamphudsonvalley.org/about-edcamp-2/introduce-yourself/

There is a link on the same “Introduce Yourself” page that will bring you to the responses. This will help you get to know the backgrounds, specialties, and inquiries of other Edcamp Hudson Valley attendees.

Thank you so much to those who have already filled out the survey!

3) Sessions and Equipment

At our planning meeting last night we finalized the four different locations of where the sessions will take place throughout the Ulster BOCES campus.

We will use the main conference room for registration, opening welcome, and the planning/schedule building session. Located on the other half of the main conference room will be the location of some of the sessions hosted throughout the day. The main conference room is also the place where breakfast and lunch will be served.

We will use the “Smart Room” located in Model Schools building for small round table sessions.

Toward the edge of the Ulster BOCES property is a modular building with a PC Lab as well as a meeting room where we will set up Mac laptops.

All session locations will have a projector with connectors. Also, Ulster BOCES has Wi-fi access campus wide.

There will be access to Flip Video cameras, iPod Touches, and iPads. These will be set aside for use in sessions that require their specific features.

A full map of session sites and the Ulster BOCES campus will be posted on edcamphudsonvalley.org soon. A copy will be placed in your welcome registration bag.

4) Sponsors and Door Prizes

We have some wonderful sponsors who have either donated money or prizes! Espresso Elementary is our Gold Sponsor ($500), ABCYA and the Edcamp Foundation are our Silver Sponsors ($250), and TechSmith is our Bronze sponsor ($100). The combined total of their financial gifts helps us keep Edcamp Hudson Valley FREE for you!

We also have some generous door prizes that we will raffle off at different points in the day. You can see a complete list here: http://edcamphudsonvalley.org/sponsors/sponsors-spotlight/

One lucky edcamper will get to bring home a Google Chromebook donated by Learner First!

5) Questions- As the event day gets closer and closer there must be questions that you have. Feel free to send any questions to edcamphv@gmail.com.

Have a wonderful day and we look forward to seeing you all soon!

20 Days Until Edcamp Hudson Valley!

With only 20 days until the big event we want to say thank you for registering and dedicating time to attend the first Hudson Valley Edcamp in New Paltz, NY on August 14th! We have a bit of news for you all:

1) Introduce Yourself- Feel free to head on over to our Hudson Valley Edcamp website and check out the new “Introduce Yourself” page. 

http://edcamphudsonvalley.org/about-edcamp-2/introduce-yourself/ 

On this page you will find a form with a few questions that you can fill out. There is a link on the page that leads back to the responses. Please share about yourself and learn about fellow Hudson Valley Edcampers!

2) Check out Edcamp Hudson Valley on Facebook– Many of you have already taken the extra step to “like” our pag e and you have shared it will your other Facebook friends. This is wonderful and we truly appreciate it! Keep sharing and make sure to invite fellow colleagues. Registration closes on August 1st!

http://www.facebook.com/edcamphudsonvalley

3) Sample Schedule- Below is a sample schedule for the event. Official times will be finalized on August 2nd after registration is closed. 

8:00-9:00 – Check-in/Introductions/Coffee and bagels. Participants post ideas for sessions on the session board. This is a perfect time to meet other Edcampers! Toward the end of this time the sessions will be finalized and posted for all.
9:00-10:00- Session 1 – Join any session that interests you. Bring ideas to share or questions you would like help with.
10:15-11:15 Session 2
11:30–12:30 Lunch (Many valuable door prizes will be given away)
12:45-1:45 Session 3
2:00-3:00 Session 4
3:15-4:00 Technology Tools Smackdown (More door prize giveaways!)

4) Questions- As the event day gets closer and closer there must be questions that you have. Feel free to send any questions to edcamphv@gmail.com.

Have a wonderful evening and we look forward to seeing you all in 20 days!

Edcamp Hudson Valley Sponsorships

The sponsorship page has been updated with useful information for businesses interested in sponsoring Edcamp Hudson Valley!

Head over to http://edcamphudsonvalley.org/sponsors/ to see what sponsorship level works best for your business.

Thank you for your support!

Edcamp Hudson Valley Registration Opens June 1st!

Mark your calendars! June 1st is the day when registration for Edcamp Hudson Valley will open!

Make sure to visit http://edcamphudsonvalley.org/registration/ on that day or shortly thereafter. Share this information with your colleagues and friends.

edcamp Hudson Valley – August 14th, 2012

The date has been picked! Stay tuned for more information…