We would like to thank the committee members as we finish off with our first ever EdCampHALTON! Pictured are Maureen, Kristen, Rosina, Michelle, Matt, Roberta and Susan. I took the picture so the small one is of Mary and myself. Unable to attend were Teresa, Erin, Katie and Kristina, who have also been working hard!
A few weeks ago my students and I were inspired by the artist Norval Morisseau (1931 - 2007). My students were looking into the symbolism of animals in legends in Woodland art and other traditions. One of my students last year lost her brother and I knew the family thought of him every time they saw a dragonfly. When I left the school she gave me a bracelet containing a dragonfly and her note said dragonflies symbolized change and transformation. Dragonflies also have the ability for swift movements and response to change. Naturally, when we enlisted my former colleague Michelle Ciarloni to make our logo for EdCampHALTON 2017 I asked her if she could incorporate dragonflies. She of course exceeded anything I could've ever come up with and made this beautiful artwork for our event! We hope you can join us!
We are very excited to announce that Peter Cameron will be our keynote speaker. Peter will be sharing with us his ideas about how we are ALL Difference Makers. We each have the incredible power to make a difference for ourselves and others. Innovating is looking beyond “what is” and asking “what could be?” By thinking outside of the box (and the text) and challenging the status quo, Peter shares stories of how he innovates to make a difference and how, in turn, he empowers his students to do the same. He will challenge and inspire you. He will help you realize your full potential to be a change maker. We are really looking forward to learning with Peter! - Olivia and Maureen
Hello from Olivia and Maureen! We are very excited to be bringing you our first ever EdCampHALTON on April 8, 2017. We have been dreaming of this event for a few years now and are so grateful that we are in the final planning stages. Our theme for this year is "Opening Our Door to Change" as we feel that we have become better educators once we open our door to collaborating with each other. We hope this EdCamp brings educators new ideas for opening their door to the possibilities! PS Happy belated birthday Dr. Seuss, "oh the places you'll go!"