Latest Event Updates

Meet Daniel!

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Name: Daniel Goduti

Website / Blog: n/a

Twitter: @danielgoduti

How are you involved in education?

Science Teacher at The Haverford School

Have you ever attended an edcamp before? If so, which one(s)?

I have not, but I’m excited to see how the program works!

What do you hope to get out of Edcamp DVIS?

I’m hoping to share and learn ideas and network with colleagues from other area independent schools.

If you were to post a discussion topic for a session at edcamp DV-IS, what would it be?

Formative assessment; argumentation; project/problem based learning

Meet Sarah!

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Sarah Crofts

Name: Sarah Crofts

Website / Blog: n/a

Twitter: @sarahbcrofts

How are you involved in education? 

I work as the Marketing and Communications Assistant at Newtown Friends School. Earlier in my career, I was a middle school science teacher.

Have you ever attended an edcamp before? If so, which one(s)?

EdCamp Friends hosted by Newtown Friends School in March 2016.

What do you hope to get out of edcamp DV-IS?

I am interested in networking with people from other independent schools. I would love to learn about other school’s marketing strategy successes.

If you were to post a discussion topic for a session at edcamp DV-IS, what would it be?

What kind of marketing efforts do faculty members get excited to be involved in?

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Breakfast

Thanks to our generous sponsors, Edu-Tech, AirSquirrels and Trader Joe’s, EdCamp DVIS will provide a complimentary breakfast to all attendees. Check-in and breakfast will begin at 8:30am, and the food will be available until 10:00am throughout the schedule creation.

Lunch

Bring or buy your own lunch. The Jules Thin Crust Pizza truck will be selling their delicious slices beginning at 11:30am. Many local eateries are within walking distance of TPS. Bring your lunch back to the Multi Purpose Room and continue those awesome conversations with your colleagues and new friends!

2016 Schedule

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CHECK-IN / SCHEDULING / BREAKFAST
8:30 – 9:30am

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free coffee and tea
  • Brainstorm and volunteer to facilitate sessions

KICK-OFF / WELCOME / INTRODUCTIONS
9:30am

  • Welcome from The Philadelphia School
  • Welcome from our organizing team

SESSION 1
10:00 – 10:45am

SESSION 2
10:55 – 11:40am

LUNCH IN MULTI PURPOSE ROOM
11:45am – 1:00pm

  • Bring or Buy your own lunch
  • Jules Thin Crust Pizza truck in parking lot
  • Many local eateries within walking distance of TPS

DEMO SLAM IN MULTI PURPOSE ROOM
12:40 – 1:00pm

  • Share a favorite tool or trick in 1 minute or less

SESSION 3
1:10 – 1:55pm

SESSION 4
2:05 – 2:50pm

CLOSING
3:00

  • Share reflections from the day
  • Door Prizes!
  • Closing Remarks

What to Wear / Bring

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The dress code is casual. Whatever you want to wear to be comfortable. A shirt with a logo of your favorite tech tool can be a great conversation starter. If bow ties give you confidence, go for it. There is also a fair amount of walking, so wear comfy shoes!

You will walk away with many ideas, so be prepared to record them either with a device or on paper. Sessions do not have to be about technology, but many times they will be, so bring a device so you can play along with everyone else. Wi-Fi will be available in all rooms. Instead of using projectors to share information with other people (and to resist the urge to present with a PowerPoint or such), there are Google Docs linked on the schedule so everyone can share information/resources that way.

How Do I Prepare?

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Edcampers are encouraged to prepare at their own comfort level. Some edcampers come without doing any prep work; some come with an idea of what they want to discus. Others prepare more formally. If you do prepare to present a session, make sure it will last no more than 20 minutes so as to allow time to facilitate a discussion on your topic. Edcamp is about conversations, not fancy presentations. You don’t have to lead a session, but we do encourage you to share your voice, share your passions, share your best practices as well as your dilemmas, and concerns.

Cost

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WHAT DOES IT COST?

Nothing! Like all EdCamps, EdCamp DV-IS is free. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we are to provide complimentary breakfast for all participants. Details will be shared closer to the event.

Meet Barbara!

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Barbara Lee

Name: Barbara Lee

Website / Blog: n/a

Twitter: @techartshybrid

How are you involved in education? 

Technology Services Manager, Edu-Tech Academic Solutions/Delaware Valley Friends School; previously Dwight-Englewood School. I demystify technology for students and faculty, conceptualize ways to integrate technology into the classroom, and soon will be managing our new Makerspace.

Have you ever attended an edcamp before? If so, which one(s)?

Yes: ADVIS and EdCamp Downingtown.

What do you hope to get out of edcamp DV-IS?

Anything that helps me grow. Taller would be good.

If you were to post a discussion topic for a session at edcamp DV-IS, what would it be?

Anything about Makerspaces.

Meet Michael!

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Name: Michael Reichert

Website / Blog: About.me/camreich

Twitter: @ReichertMC

How are you involved in education? 

Transitioning out of the classroom after nine years teaching social studies, I begin as the Director of Technology and Instruction at Salesianum School in Wilmington [this coming school year].

Have you ever attended an edcamp before? If so, which one(s)?

EdCampIS 2013 & EdCamp Leadership 2016

What do you hope to get out of edcamp DV-IS?

Networking, building relationships with other area independent schools, hearing a fresh take on how to transition to leadership, and discussing how to better foster the growth of students’ future readiness.

If you were to post a discussion topic for a session at edcamp DV-IS, what would it be?

Flipped learning with iPads; Integrating iPads into the classroom