Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A Big Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Our third annual nErDcamp Northern New England was another great day of learning. We have a large committee that organizes the event, but we could not do it without the support of many generous sponsors. From morning coffee and treats, to swag and door prizes, we would like to thank the following sponsors for their support. Please thank these individuals and organizations if you get the chance. 

Dunkin Donuts in West Falmouth
Falmouth Elementary School 
Maintenance/custodial and kitchen staff of FES  
Letter Press Books
Maine Literacy Council
Oxford Hills Walmart
Penguin Random House Publishers
Macmillan Publishers
Bloomsbury Publishers
Walden Pond Press
Brainpop
National Geographic
Permabound
Bound to Stay Bound
Classroom Complete
Flocabulary
S'more
Write About
Wonderopolis
The Educator Collaborative
Author Tamra Wight
Author Julie Falatko
Author Melissa Stewart

We sincerely appreciate your support and help in making nErDcamp NNE a success. 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

NerdcampNNE 2016 is finally here!


Hello Nerdcampers!
The third annual nErDcamp Northern New England is finally here!
We are thrilled to share this day of literacy learning and collaboration with passionate educators. We hope you leave nErDcamp with new ideas, strengthened convictions and increased energy. 


Here are some details:
*There is plenty of parking at Falmouth Elementary School: 58 Woodville Rd., Falmouth, ME.
*Please enter through the main entrance of the school.
*Have your paper or mobile ticket to show at registration. 
*Complimentary coffee and donuts will be provided by Dunkin Donuts of Falmouth.
*We'll begin sharing ideas & creating the sessions for the day at 9:30 a.m.
*Participants will receive a certificate of attendance and 7 contact hours for attending the conference. The link will be emailed to participants from Eventbrite on Sunday. 

What to Bring: 
*Your nErDcampNNE ticket
*$5 for lunch (You are welcome to bring your own lunch.)
*Your favorite, fully charged, mobile device (laptop, tablet, phone) 
*A tote bag for carrying home books and swag donated by publishers
*Your ideas for sessions 

Lunch Menu:
Sandwich wraps (turkey, ham or veggie)
Chips
Cookies
Fruit
Water

Here is the schedule for the day. 
9:00 Registration-make sure to print your ticket.
9:30 Idea Generating and build sessions
10:00-10:55 Session 1
11:00-11:55 Session 2
12-1 Lunch-don't forget your $5 or your own lunch.
1:00-1:55 Session 3
2:00-2:55 Session 4
3:00-3:30 Door prizes!

Follow along on the live Google doc to see the schedule of sessions and live notes. (This link will be added by 9:30)







Friday, January 15, 2016

You can't Control Mother Nature....Delayed Start for Saturday

Hello nErDcampers! Because of the possible inclement weather on Saturday morning, nErDcamp NNE will be delayed by one hour. 

Here is the updated schedule for the day.


9:00 Registration
9:30 Idea Generating and build sessions
10:00-10:55 Session 1
11:00-11:55 Session 2
12-1 Lunch-don't forget your $5 or your own lunch.
1:00-1:55 Session 3
2:00-2:55 Session 4
3:00-3:30 Door prizes!

Click here to see more details about the day.

Tonight is our Nerdy Author Night! The weather looks great for this event, we hope you will join us!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Getting Closer!

nErDcamp Northern New England is this coming Saturday! Here are a few reminders. 

*Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.
*There is plenty of parking at Falmouth Elementary School: 58 Woodville Rd., Falmouth, ME.
*Please enter through the main entrance of the school.
*Have your paper or mobile ticket to show at registration. (Unfortunately, we won’t be able to accommodate walk-ins at this time.)
*Complimentary coffee and donuts will be provided by Dunkin Donuts of Falmouth.
*We'll begin sharing ideas & creating the sessions for the day at 8:30 a.m.
*If you think of topics in advance, please add them to our online idea board.
*Participants will receive a certificate of attendance and 7 contact hours for attending the conference.

      What to Bring: 
*Your nErDcampNNE ticket
*$5 for lunch (You are welcome to bring your own lunch.)
*Your favorite, fully charged, mobile device (laptop, tablet, phone) 
*A tote bag for carrying home books and swag donated by publishers
*Your ideas for sessions 

Lunch Menu:
Sandwich wraps (turkey, ham or veggie)
Chips
Cookies
Fruit
Water

Schedule:
8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-9:00 Idea Board Completion
9:00-10:00 Session 1
10:15-11:15 Session 2
11:30-12:30 Lunch
12:45-1:45 Session 3
2:00-3:00 Session 4
3:00 Door Prizes and certificates of attendance. 

After Party
If you want to continue the fun and networking after nErDcampNNE, head over to Madden's Pub after the conference.
Madden's is located at 65 Gray Road in Falmouth 
(near Exit 53 of the Maine Turnpike). Here are directions from Falmouth Elementary.

Nerdy Author Night:
We hope you can join us from 6:00-8:00 on Friday, January 15th for a Nerdy Evening with Authors and Illustrators. Thirty-five authors from around New England will be on hand to sign books. Letterpress Books will have books for sale at the event. This event is open to the public, so feel free to pass the word to friends and family of all ages. 
https://www.smore.com/ytu96

We look forward to seeing you at nErDcamp on January 16th.
Snow Date: Sunday, January 17th 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

nErDcamp is Almost Here!

Hello Nerdcampers! 
We are getting so excited for our third annual nErDcamp Northern New England on Saturday, January 16!

If you have registered and are unable to attend on Saturday, please go on the Eventbrite site to cancel. There is a long waiting list of educators who would like to attend. 

Do you plan to stay over night? The Holiday Inn Express in Freeport has offered a discounted rate. Click here for more information.

nErDcamp NNE follows the Edcamp model of professional development. Click here to learn more about this model.

Will you be attending the Nerdy Author Night? It is open to the public so spread the word! 

Questions? Leave a comment below or email us at nerdcampnne@gmail.com.
Follow us on Twitter @nerdcampnne and on Facebook 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Learn More About the Unconference Model

Are you planning to attend nErDcampNNE on January 16th?

Learn more about what to expect by watching this short video about the "unconference model".

Please feel free to contact nErDcampNNE at nerdcampnne@gmail.com or leave a comment below.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

More Info About Nerdy Author Night

Click here to see the flyer with a list of 35 local and regional authors and illustrators that will be at our Nerdy Evening with Authors the night before nErDcamp NNE 2016! 

This event is open to the public so spread the word!