EdcampNYC has shown me, much like edcampKC did, that Michigan is in desperate need for an event like this. There are so many great teachers out there that want to improve education in their schools and classroom, but there isn't a venue available to them. Edcamps are spreading across the country because educators are realizing that it is important to get together and improve education. Education is not perfect and teachers know it. However, many of us are tired of sitting back waiting for someone to fix it for us. No longer are teachers content with just making their classroom great. Teachers now want to spread the greatness around. Now is the time to act.
I'm organizing edcampDetroit, and I'm excited about the progress I have made so far. We have an excellent venue at Wayne State University and the sponsorship of SimpleK12 and TechSmith. If you are interested in joining the team or being a sponsor, please send an email to edcampDetroit@gmail.com. I feel edcampDetroit can be an amazing event that can ignite the passion that is laying dormant in some teachers because of the lackluster job school districts have done providing meaningful professional development.
We will have registration up soon, but if you are interested in being part of this great event, please feel free to contact me @TheNerdyTeacher or @edcampDetroit. We want to change education in this country, but we need to start at home.
Sorry I missed you in NYC. Heard your session was great. Glad your progress is going well. TechSmith has been really supportive. They donated a combined $1500 to the 2 TeachMeets I've been planning (1 past, 1 in March) and I believe are supporting several EdCamps.ReplyDelete
Keep pushing for EdCamp Detroit. It's a lot of work, but totally work it. I'm sure it will be a great event.
Do you have a date/venue yet?