Thursday, August 3, 2017
#NerdCampMI - Summer 2017
*I attended my second #NerdCampMI from Sunday, July 9th through Wednesday, July 12th.
*This year I brought two colleagues along for the "ride" and the "adventure" of the best PD out there.
*It was a glorious three days and I had even more fun than I did my first year. I have so much fun connecting with "old" friends and making new ones. Some of my most favorite connections have been made at "camp".
*The week began with a concert from Emily Arrow. Monday began with a "DIVERSITY" talk with the most amazing panel. A highlight for me were the six Nerd Talks given by some of the most inspiring educators/authors. The afternoon consisted of a couple of awesome break-out sessions.
*Monday night was a blast getting together with eighty or so NERDY folk at a local establishment. It was great to chat, connect, and talk books with these really cool people.
*I love Tuesday at NerdCamp because it follows the EdCamp model. There were some terrific sessions both in the morning and afternoon.
*Of course it wouldn't be camp without #NerdCampJr. This year I was a leader with a group of first graders and we got to experience the magic of Lauren Castillo and Debbie Ohi.
*These three days rejuvenate and inspire me for the upcoming school year. There really is nothing like it. I'm already looking forward to July 2018.
*Here is a photo essay of my time in Michigan...