The days are getting longer and even though we had a snow day yesterday, today is a beautiful day here in Maine. Before we know it kids will be showing up to school in shorts and tee-shirts again. And although the summer might feel far away, it will be here sooner than later. I’m looking forward to doing a lot of things this summer including hosting the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp for the seventh time.
What is it?
The Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp is a hands-on professional development workshop that I host here in Maine. This year we’ll be back at the Bethel Inn Resort.
Registration is limited to 25 people so that everyone can get the attention and time they need to dive into a variety of topics in educational technology. This year I’ll be leading the group through activities in search strategies, video creation, podcasting, Arduino and simple electronics, app design for beginners, and AR & VR in the classroom.
When and where?
July 13th and 14th at the Bethel Inn Resort in Bethel, Maine (about an hour northwest of Portland).
In previous years people have turned their trips to the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp into vacations by spending additional time touring western Maine, the White Mountain National Forest, coastal Maine, and other parts of northern New England.
Is it a conference?
You can call it that if that’s what it takes to get your school to pay for your registration. But it’s not a conference, it’s a two-day workshop. It’s 25 dedicated educators who come together to learn, talk, and explore new ways to use technology in their classrooms and libraries.
Who should attend?
Anyone who has an interest in learning and developing new ways to use technology in her or his practice should attend the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp. You don’t have to be a “techy” to participate. Teachers of all subjects and grade levels are welcome to participate. Whether you’re just starting on your technology integration journey or you’re a veteran tech coach, your participation is valuable. That’s what has brought some people back for two, three, and four years in a row!