Saturday, September 17, 2022

One Week to Go! Nuts and Bolts

 The email below will be sent to attendees today. It contains important nuts and bolts information about NerdcampNNE next Saturday.

Hello Nerdcampers!

Can you believe NerdcampNNE is one week away? After a 2-year break, we are so excited to be able to partner with The University of Southern Maine to host this free event of literacy learning for educators in Northern New England this year. For those new to our Nerdcamp you can find more information about what to expect here


Below is more info to help you prepare. 


Location: Bailey Hall-The University of Southern Maine

Registration opens at 8:15 a.m. (You do NOT need to print your ticket)
Doors open at 8:00.
1. After registering, you can grab some complimentary coffee and snacks

2. Then proceed to Bailey Lecture Hall (room 10) to get settled.

3. In the lecture hall be sure to write your ideas for sessions on a sticky note and place them on the posters or give them to a NerdcampNNE Committee member or volunteer. 

Opening Welcome & finalizing of the Session Board will begin in the lecture hall at 9:00 am.

Lunch is on your own. There are many nearby restaurants within walking district of USM. A handout of options is being created and will be available soon. 

What to Bring to nErDCamp:

  • Your favorite fully-charged, mobile device (laptop, tablet, phone)
  • A bag lunch or payment options for lunch at a nearby business.
  • $20 in cash or access to Venmo if you would like to purchase a brand-new NerdcampNNE totebag! (Supplies limited).
  • A bag to carry your giveaway swag and door prizes!
  • Ideas for sessions!
  • A collaborative spirit!

Parking for nErDcamp:
Parking is available behind Bailey Hall. Go up the hill that runs to the left and the back of Bailey Hall. You can park in the "water tower" lot and in the lower lot if you continue to the right. Enter through the doors near the water tower. Although the doors may be open for students, please wait until 8:00 to proceed to registration. There will be signage to help you navigate. 


Welcome & Session Building

Session 1 9:40-10:25

Session 2 10:35-11:20 Lunch and swag Alley Lunch & Swag Alley: 11:25-12:50

Session 3 1:00-1:45

Title Talks 1:55-2:30

Reflection & Door Prizes 2:30-3:15

You will want to have our event site loaded on a device as it has session locations and notes. 


Certificates of attendance will be provided to attendees after completing the event evaluation. 


Please do not hesitate to reach out to with questions. 



The Nerdcamp Planning Committee

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Registration Open August 15 at 7:00 PM

We are so excited for NerdcampNNE on Sept. 24 at the University o Southern Maine Gorham Campus. Registration will be live on Monday, August 15 at 7:00PM. 

The registration link is here. Registration fills up quickly so be sure to secure your spot!

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Change in Venue for 2022!

Dear NerdcampNNE community, due to an unforseen conflict with our current venue, Freeport High School, NerdcampNNE will be moved to The University of Southern Maine Gorham campus on the same date, Sept. 24, 2022. We are excited to co-host NerdcampNNE with The University of Southern Maine Department of Literacy, Language & Culture.

If you have already secured lodging in Freeport, you could certainly keep your reservation. Gorham is approximately 40 minutes away. Gorham is also less than 30 minutes to Portland and other popular Maine locations like Old Orchard Beach and has lots of lunch options. We have also listed some nearby lodging options on our lodging page. website. 

While the venue will be different, we are dedicated to providing our campers with an engaging and energizing day of professional learning. #nerdcampnne #nerdcampnne2022

Monday, August 8, 2022

Registration Opens on August 15 at 7:00 PM

 We are all excited for NerdcampNNE 2022! 

A link to register will be posted here and on social media by a few  days before. 

Can't wait to see our nerdy pals!

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Save the Date Nerdcamp NNE 2022!

 Mark your calendars!

After a 2-year break, we are thrilled to announce that Nerdcamp Northern New England is scheduled to be in-person on September 24, 2022 in beautiful Freeport, Maine! 
More details to come.
Registration will open in mid August.
Spread the news!
We can't wait to see all of you!!

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.