Thursday, August 5, 2021

Highlights from Day 3 and 4 of Social Media Camp

 Day 3 was Title Talk Day and our campers did not disappoint. Unfortunately there were just too many great books to possibly share here. If you search the hashtag #nerdcampnne2021 on Twitter you could find some of the tweets. The Facebook thread link is below. 

Facebook Post

The final day of camp was a day for campers to share "One Little Thing" that they plan to try, change, elevate, or study this school year that they felt would impact their practice. 
Here are a few things that came up in the conversations. It is clear that our Nerdcampers have big goals for the year. 

Self Care
Time with family 
Set boundaries
Schedule time for self care

Allow for time to share at the end of workshop.

Explore ways to make research joyful
Choice Boards

Tech to Explore
Digital escape rooms
Pear Deck
Google Classroom

Foundational Skills
Sound walls
Science of Reading
Study spelling/word study

Increase Diversity
Project Ready
Add more LGBTQIA book in high school classroom library

Professional Learning
Cultivate leadership skills
Broaden PLN
Participate in National Writing Project

Communicate more consistently with families
More intentional goal setting with students

Books and Reading
Get book checkout more organized
Elevate early chapter books and early graphic novels for middle grades
Introduce new book club books
More book talks
Focus on voluminous reading
More read aloud in the content area. 

Thank you for a great week! 
Winners of the prizes will be announced and notified by tomorrow evening. 
Have a fantastic school year and don't forget to take care of yourself. 

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Highlights From Day 1 of Our Social Media Camp

 It has been so wonderful learning and sharing with colleagues from all over the country! Here are a few highlights. 

Day 1

Read Aloud Roundup

Here are just some of the books our campers are looking forward to sharing with students this year.

 Author Melissa Stewart shared a great list of nonfiction books. She also has so many great nonfiction books that kids love! 

Chris Pirkl shared a fantastic resource he uses to dig deep into comprehension with picture books with his middle schoolers. 

Tomorrow is day 3. Title Talk! Join in to learn and share books you are excited about for your book clubs, and classroom libraries. Here is our Smore with more details about participating. 
Anyone who comments is eligible to win one of 3 book stacks (5 books) and the Candlewick mystery pack. 

Monday, July 19, 2021

NerdCampNNE Social Media Event August 2021

 We sure do miss being able to be together in beautiful Freeport, Maine to deepen and extend our learning side-by-side. However, the health and safety of our nerdy colleagues and communities is of the utmost importance to us. Therefore we have decided not to host Nerdcamp Northern New England in person this September. We also realize that many educators need a break from live video meetings and events. After much consideration, the committee has decided to host a 4-day social media NerdcampNNE event.

Let's help each other start the 2021-2022 school year off right!

From August 2-5 we will post a focus topic on the Nerdcamp NNE Facebook and Twitter pages. Colleagues can respond and share their thoughts, links, and photos by commenting on the post or in their own original post. We will be using the hashtag #Nerdcampnne2021.

All commenters will be entered to win a pre-selected picture book, lower middle grade or upper middle grade book stack (5 books). 3 winners will be drawn on Friday, August 6. Books will be mailed directly to the winners (US only).

Daily Topics

Monday 8/2-Read Aloud Round Up: Share the books you plan to read early in the school year.

Tuesday 8/3: Share new, or tried and true, professional development books, articles, websites, podcasts, etc. that feed your nerdy soul.

Wed. 8/4: Title Talk-Share books you are excited about (early chapter books, middle grade, YA, picture books)

Thursday 8/5: One Little Thing- Share one little thing you plan to try, change, elevate, or study this school year that you feel will impact your practice.

Topic of the day will be posted on FB and Twitter by 8:00am EST.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Update on NerdcampNNE 2020

Dear NerdcampNNE Attendees and Supporters,
It is with deep regret that we announce the official cancellation of NerdcampNNE 2020. The safety and health of our attendees, the committee and the community was the basis for this decision. While we would love to see all our Nerdcampers, we feel the responsible thing to do is cancel the event for this year. Because of the collaborative nature and organic organization of our event, we will not be offering a virtual Nerdcamp. 2020 has been full of disappointments for all of us in a variety of ways, but we are planning to come back strong in 2021 and are determined to continue the work of supporting New England literacy educators. In the meantime, we sincerely hope you are all staying safe and healthy.
Best Wishes, 
The NerdcampNNE Committee

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Save the Date for NerdcampNNE 2020!

Mark your calendars! 
We are thrilled to announce that the 7th annual Nerdcamp Northern New England is scheduled for September 26, 2020 in beautiful Freeport, Maine!
More details to come. 
Look for registration information in late summer.  
We can't wait to see all of you!!

Friday, September 27, 2019

NerdcampNNE is Tomorrow!

We can't wait to see everyone at NerdcampNNE!!!
We look forward to this day of learning for educators all year long!
Once again, here are the details. 

Location: Freeport High School
Registration opens at 8:15 a.m.

Doors open at 8:00.
After registering, please enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks in the cafeteria, where the first stage of session building will begin.
Opening Welcome & finalizing of the Session Board will begin in the Performing Arts Center auditorium at 9:00 am.
Lunch is on your own. There are many nearby restaurants within walking district of Freeport High School.

What to Bring to nErDCamp:
Your favorite fully-charged, mobile device (laptop, tablet, phone)
A bag lunch or money for lunch at a nearby business
A bag to carry your giveaway swag and door prizes!
Ideas for sessions!

Parking for nErDcamp:
It will be a very busy weekend at the high school. You can park in the parking lot at The Gap and walk over to Freeport High School. There is NO PARKING allowed on Holbrook Street or the Snow Road behind the high school. Carpooling is highly encouraged!


8:00 Doors open
8:15-9:00 Registration
9:00--9:30 Idea Board Completion
9:40-10:30 Session 1
10:40-11:30 Session 2
11:45-12:45 Lunch (on your own)
12:50-1:40 Session 3
1:50-2:40 Session 4
2:50-3:30 Closing Reflections & Door Prizes

View the live schedule and notes here