Conference of the Future – EdcampIS

First I would like to thank Kim Sivick for inviting me to post on this blog. I am not an official “Teacher of the Future,” but I am doing my best to keep up with the changing world of education. One way I keep up with things is by attending and organizing conferences, in particular unconferences. ¬†Unconferences are collaborative learning experiences run by the particupants. There are no proposed (or rejected) workshops. People show up, some offer to run sessions, some don’t, and we all learn something. These conferences are free and open to anyone.

EdcampISUnconferencingThis year I am part of the organizing team for the first (annual?) EdcampIS to be held at The Northwest School in Seattle on March 3rd, the day after the NAISAC conference ends. The conference is free and open to all educators (not just from independent schools). We are hoping that a tradition of EdcampIS will follow the NAISAC conference each year, just as Edubloggercon as become a part of the ISTE conference. If you are going to be in Seattle, I hope you will stay an extra day and try out a new conference experience! Please register and check out who else will be there.

-Liz Davis
Director of Academic Technology
Belmont Hill School
Belmont, MA

About Liz Davis

I am the Director of Academic Technology at Belmont Hill School in Belmont, MA
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2 Responses to Conference of the Future – EdcampIS

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  2. Paul Miller says:

    Thanks Liz- and Kim- for promoting EdcampIS. NAIS is delighted that there will be an opportunity to address areas that we can’t cover in our conference, and I urge everyone to attend. ISTE’s SIG IS will be represented there, at least by Vinny Vrotny and me, and I know a number of our ToF’s will be there as well.

    I hope to see you soon.

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