Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Details for Fall 2017 Coach edCamp

Thanks to Diana Gill, leader of the NWI coach network, for coordinating this year's fall event. She has done a great job pulling together the map and restaurant options as well as structuring the day and getting our session board ready to go! Who is excited? Hopefully, all 95 registered attendees are!  And here's the great news, we have room to welcome even more thanks to our sponsor, Indiana Connected Educators! It's not too late to register for the Oct. 11 event happening at Noblesville High School. Just click the Register tab above.

Date: October 11, 2017 (see agenda below)
Location: Noblesville High School
18111 Cumberland Road. Noblesville, IN 46060
Parking information (trust us there is plenty of space!) Enter from Cumberland Rd.

NHS Parking and Entrance.jpg

Agenda (subject to flexibility)
8:30-9:00 A.M.     Check-in and refreshments
9:00-9:15 A.M.     Welcome and Introductions
9:15-9:45 A.M.     Build the Board. Suggest session topics here!
9:45- Noon           Morning edCamp sessions
12:00-1:00 P.M.    Lunch (On your own. This is a great time to network with new connections)
                            Area Restaurants
1:00-3:10  P.M.    Afternoon edcamp sessions.
3:15-3:30 P.M.     Wrap up and closing.

Are you registered for the ICE Conference? If so, you are invited to join us after Coach edCamp for Indiana edTech Idol! If you aren’t yet registered, onsite registration is available! See what ICE is offering for coaches.

If you registered and your plans changed, or if you have questions, you can email Michelle at mgreen@doe.in.gov.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Fall Coach Edcamp to be hosted by Indiana Connected Educators

Save the Date! Wednesday, October 11th will be the next Coach Edcamp. The event will be held at Noblesville High School, Noblesville, IN as part of the ICE Conference pre-event.  As always, Coach Edcamp is free to all attendees.  Register now!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Hosting a Coach Edcamp


We want to give a shoutout to the Franklin Township team for their leadership yesterday! In particular, Mark Fuson and Nadine Gilkison, Technology Integration Specialists, went above and beyond in planning special additions to this spring's event including organizing the meet-up the night prior, securing a sponsor for morning refreshments, offering a hotel special, arranging Google Hangouts with members of the INeLearn network that couldn't be there in person, planning a networking scramble before lunch to get us all movin' movin' as Mark tweeted, and of course designing the Twitter challenge.

So what goes into hosting the event? First, you identify if you have the space to host at least 75 participants. You need to have the capacity for a whole group meeting space and several breakout spaces. Each space needs to have connectivity and the ability for participants to cast or project their devices for sharing as needed. A good host has worked closely with their tech department to make sure that the network for the day can handle the demand and that sites are accessible. You also want to make sure that there are charging stations to keep attendees powered up throughout the day. (Hosts do receive a small grant to assist with supplies and costs associated with tech or janitorial support.)

Once you can check off those logistics, you want to ask yourself, where can out of town guests stay? Where can everyone go for lunch? (We have hosts make a Google Map with options where groups can go for a meal and be served within 1 1/2 hours, which is what we normally schedule for lunch.) Do we have ample parking for all these people?  (We ask hosts to prepare a detailed map for attendees so that they know where to park and which door to enter). What security needs to we need to meet for out of district guests? (Host district policies vary and we want to make sure that guests know what is expected. Sometimes, you need your badge, driver's license, etc. to check in.)

If you're thinking, my district can manage all that, then talk to Michelle. We traditionally hold events in the central region so that no one is traveling extremes. Now that we sponsor two events annually, at least one can be in another region if we can continue to meet the average attendance of 70-75.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Coach Edcamp Spring Meeting Details

With less than two weeks until our next event, we wanted to make sure that everyone had the necessary details to share with their administration about attendance. This Google Doc covers the day's agenda and provides specific directions.

We will be building the session board the morning of the event, and we are currently collecting suggestions at https://goo.gl/forms/5c7jrz9whkTPDahs2 

For those who are traveling the night before, we shared a map of hotels in the area and details on a block of rooms (reservations need to be made by January 30th).

The coordinators of the event have arranged for a meet-up on Monday night. You can RSVP for this "no host" gathering when you register. They need to confirm group size on the first of February.

If you registered and your plans changed, or if you have questions, you can email Michelle at mgreen@doe.in.gov.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Need a hotel for the Spring Coach Edcamp?

Our hosts have put together this map of hotel options for attendees coming in from out of the area.

Additionally, there is a block of rooms reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn. Our group code is FTC17. Guests that need to book a room can enter that online or call the hotel and request that rate code. Rooms must be booked by January 30, 2017 in order to receive that rate.

Coach Meet-up at the Stacked Pickle on Monday, Feb. 6

Registration for the Tuesday, February 7 event is open. We have added to it an RSVP for a meet-up that will take place Monday night. The pre-event is on your own, but our hosts from Franklin Township have reserved a space from 6:30-8:00 pm EST (or longer) at the Stacked Pickle. Monday nights are $5 select burgers. The location address is 7040 McFarland Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46237 (right off Southport and I65 exit).

Our hosts need to provide the Stacked Pickle an attendee estimate by Feb 1st.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Update on the Spring Coach Edcamp

We will be opening registration after the New Year. In the meantime, we encourage you to add Coach Edcamp to your calendar! We are already taking a survey of coaches' needs in order to build a session grid the morning of the event. Completing the survey also puts you on our email list. We will send you an email once the registration opens. Coach Edcamps have limited space so it's important to register right away.

When: Tuesday, February 7, 2017  from 8:45 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
Where: Franklin Township Comunity School Corporation

Need to make hotel reservations? Our hosts have put together this map for you.