I had the opportunity to attend the first ever edcamp sponsored by the Genesee County Intermediate School District today. It was a great opportunity to meet other educators in the area who are passionate about technology and innovation. It wasn’t a huge turnout, but it was a great size to allow us to get to know each other and share ideas.
My favorite session was on Maker Spaces. None of us had much experience with this, but we had a full room of people wanting to learn more. I just recently began exploring maker education, and wasn’t quite sure yet how this could fit into my classroom, but left the session with a few ideas and a lot of excitement.
Overall, the most valuable thing I got out of the day was the networking. We had great conversations about tech integration, allowing students the chance to have a voice in their learning, augmented reality, blogging with our students, PBL and more! I am excited about learning from the people I met and we already have plans to see each other again at edcamp Detroit!
Thank you GISD for bringing edcamp to the Flint area. I am looking forward to watching this event grow in coming years for other area teachers!