EdCampWF Returns To Southern Illinois on July 11th
The West Frankfort School District will once again host the only EdCamp experience in southern Illinois when #EdCampWF returns this summer on Monday, July 11th at Central Jr. High School. In 2015, the inaugural #EdCampWF had 100 participants that experienced a day of fun, food and prizes as part of a one-of-a-kind new professional learning opportunity. Be sure to Save The Date for the 2016 version of #EdCampWF. Special
EdCampLDR Sponsored By Illinois Principals Association & IPA Egyptian Region
In addition to #EdCampWF, we are pleased to announce that West Frankfort will also host one of just three EdCamp Leadership events in Illinois with the addition of EdCampLDR at Central Jr. High School on Monday, July 11th. The EdCampLDR event is sponsored by the Illinois Principals Association and the IPA - Egyptian Region. EdCampLDR will feature a separate session board with topics provided by school superintendents, principals and other aspiring school administrators. A big THANKS to IPA for supporting EdCampLDR, a nation-wide event that will include locations in all 50 states.
1 Day + 1 Location = 2 Great EdCamps
#EdCampWF For Teachers
#EdCampLDR For Administrators
What's An EdCamp?
Why Attend Ed Camp?
Testimonials from 2015 EdCampWF participants:
"I absolutely loved the positive environment that allowed educators to openly share apps, techniques, and questions. This was the first professional development opportunity that I had been to where teachers were overall energize and excited, not overwhelmed and pessimistic, about what they were learning about."
"I loved that we created the sessions. I loved the fact that if we didn't like a session, no one was bothered by us leaving and finding a different session. It was very upbeat and exciting. The staff, facility, food, and prizes were fantastic. I would go again and recommend it to my co-workers!"
"I loved the fact the we got to learn what we wanted to know and were able to determine the choices. I learned how to use Twitter in depth. I talked to another science teacher about setting up a flipped classroom and other important classroom issues pertinent to science. I saw some interesting uses for Google apps. It was all great."
I thought this was a great way to get the school year started. I loved the collaboration with teachers from other schools that taught my subject. Great motivation for this school year!
"I really loved the collaborative atmosphere at EdCampWF. It was great meeting a variety of teachers of whom I might be able to collaborate or bounce ideas off of."
"So happy it was FREE! I also enjoyed being able to discuss with teachers from different districts and getting new ideas. Glad it was in the summer before school started and I LOVED THE PRIZES!"
The EdCampWF Team offers our deepest gratitude to those that made donations in 2015. Sponsorships allow our event to remain FREE for all participants as donations cover the expense of breakfast, lunch and door prizes for those in attendance. We are once again seeking out donations from our local business community and would greatly appreciate any support for 2016. To make a donation, please contact Dr. Greg Goins at (618) 937-2421 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow Us On Twitter, Facebook & Remind
Stay up-to-date with news and information on our social media pages. The official hashtags are #EdCampWF and #EdCampLDR. We have also created a Remind account this year to communicate via text or email.
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