There is a little more than one week left until EdCampWPG and we want to make sure that you are ready for the big day! This week we have some new updates and we want to make sure that you are well prepared for your day at EdCampWPG. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- parking: West Kildonan Collegiate parking lot is off Ridgecrest Ave. [directions from Google] Enter the school through the main doors.
- arrival & check-in: Bring your Eventbrite ticket on paper or display it on your device to receive your name badge. Check-in is from 7:30 – 8:30 am. At 8:30 AM we start session planning.
- food: a light morning snack is available from 7:30 am. Coffee and juice are available and there is a super water refill station if you bring your own water bottle. Gondola pizza and salad is for lunch and an assortment of fruit will be available throughout the day.
Get to Know Each Other
Get prepared (attitudes, not powerpoints and handouts!)
Mrs. Ripp the writer of Blogging through the Fourth Dimension shares an awesome blog post called “So You are Going to #EdCamp – How to Stay Involved & Stay You”
Kristy Vincent, the Big Purple Hat Lady also blogged recently about the spirit of EdCamps. Both the post and the discussions that follow are well worth reading.
Bring your laptop and/or mobile device (fully charged) and your charging cable to EdCampWPG so you have access to the up-to-date schedule and the twitter feed.
While it isn’t necessary, this is a good opportunity to get on Twitter and develop your professional learning network. Here is a guide to get you started. If you’re not sure about using Twitter and GoogleDocs, there are people who can help you. Just ask one of the volunteers.
If you’re on Twitter but are not included in the EdCampWPG Campers List, please let me know. This will be a great list to kick off a PLN newbie!
Take a look at our sponsorship page, these organizations have donated prizes for the day. We are going to play Twitter games for prizes during the breaks, so stick around and keep your eye on the Twitter backchannel using the hashtag #EdCampWPG .
Plan to join the EdCampWPG organizers and your new friends at Boston Pizza [map] at 4:00 PM. Add your name to this form if you plan to attend for any part of the afternoon so we can make the appropriate reservations: http://bit.ly/EdCampWPG-Social
Follow our updates on Twitter @EdCampWPG or follow our hashtag: #EdCampWPG
We looking forward to a great day of networking and learning together. Please contact us at email@example.com if we can clarify anything about the day.