What is nErDcamp?

nErDcamp is an "unconference" modeled after edcamp with a focus is on literacy. An "unconference" means that participants decide which topics will be explored. Please view this comparison between a traditional conference and an "unconference" here. This comparison was obtained from the edcamp wiki space.  If you would like more info about edcamp, please visit their wiki here.  
During the first half hour we will fill a session board with different topics generated from participants. Participants decide which sessions they wish to attend and are encouraged to move to another session if the current session does not meet their needs.

There will be 4 one hour sessions during the day- two in the morning and two in the afternoon. Some sessions may be led by participants who want to share a strategy, tool or idea that has worked for them (ex: Using Evernote in the classroom). Other sessions may be more like round table discussions in which participants discuss and share ideas on a topic (ex: How to engage developing readers).

nErDcamp is free to participants, but space is limited. You must register in advance on the Eventbrite site in order to attend. We’re expecting to fill up quickly, so don’t delay in completing your registration. Sorry, no CEU's but contact hours will be awarded for participants, but a certificate of completion will be provided.

(nErDcamp Northern New England was inspired by the original nErDcamp Battle Creek which was started by Colby Sharp of Battle Creek, Michigan.)

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