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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.

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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

Why EdCamp DVIS needs YOU!

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If you’re like most teachers, you’re probably relaxing on the beach, relishing your summer vacation. Who in their right mind would give up a day of summer break to go and attend *gasp* PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT in *gasp again* the middle of August?!

That’s because EdCamp is unlike any other professional development. Instead of being talked at for hours at a time on topics that may or may not interest you, EdCamp has no formal schedule of speakers or topics. In fact, the schedule is created that day, as participants arrive, register and meet new friends over a light breakfast. Anyone can post a topic session, and anyone can lead a session – all you need to do is ask the first question, and the discussion will naturally flow from there!

The overarching theme this year is all about making innovative change happen (think STEAM, MakerSpaces, using online tools for student collaboration, etc). We’ve heard these “buzzwords” over and over again. You may already be using some of these components in your schools, or you may not have bought into these latest trends in education. Regardless of where you stand on the spectrum, there is always something new to learn and try. If you’re open to changing things up in the classroom, but are scared because you don’t think you are tech-savvy enough, that’s exactly why you need to come! You get to pick the sessions that interest you the most. EdCamp is the perfect type of professional development for teachers and leaders to share and learn in a safe environment. Everyone is there to learn and help one another. In addition, it’s a fantastic opportunity to grow your professional network .

So what are you waiting for? Grab another teacher friend and register today! It’s sure to be a great day of learning and sharing!

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2016 Organizing Team

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Have questions? Contact the organizers at edcamp.dv.is@gmail.com

The 2016 EdCamp DV-IS Organizing Team:

Karen Huang | @karenjh
Matt Murray | @MEMurrayEDU
Kristen Sanchez | @kristenNsanchez

Interested in helping out? We are always looking for volunteers to help with planning this awesome event, and couldn’t pull this day off without fantastic people like YOU!

Save the Date!

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Our 2nd EdCamp for Independent Schools in the Philadelphia area will be held on August 11, 2016 at The Philadelphia School! Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks. We hope you can make it!

Edcamp DVIS 2015 – it’s a Wrap!

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edcamp2015bThank you to all who attended our very first edcamp DVIS — we had a great turnout! We had an awesome day filled with learning, growing, and meeting new people, and we hope you did, too! Thank you so much to our wonderful partners at UPenn for hosting our event (shout out to Melissa DiFrancesco of Penn’s Center of East Asian Studies!) We also want to give a HUGE thank you to our sponsor, Edu-Tech Academic Solutions, for fueling our day with coffee, breakfast and lunch!

If you weren’t able to make it, or couldn’t attend a particular session that interested you, don’t forget to use our Session Board as a resource. Collaborative session notes in Google Docs are linked in the schedule. Many thanks to Brian Fahey of West Chester Friends School for helping to get our session board online!

Stay connected with the awesome edcampers on Twitter. Search for hashtag #edcampDVIS to find out what others were saying about the day. Props to Matthew Murray of The Philadelphia School for tweeting for @edcampDVIS throughout the day!  (Storify summary to come soon, so stay tuned!) Several of you have already posted your reflections on your blogs, too:

Lastly, the edcamp DVIS organizing team would like to get your feedback about the event. Please take a few minutes to take this quick survey so we can make edcamp DVIS even better next time! Thank you SO very much!