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JEDcamp Lives On!

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Sunday, December 14, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Skokie Library,  5215 Oakton

Those who attended this year’s JED Camp for Educators enjoyed the opportunity to name a subject of interest to them and informally discuss with fellow educators who shared their interest.  Subjects ranged from classroom motivational techniques, difficulties in connecting American children with Israel, to creative teaching ideas for specific content areas.  Any subject within the realm of Jewish education is fair game.

We now invite you to attend an extension session on December 14, to brainstorm ideas for 5 more sessions between January and May.  Each session will last 2 hours and will be facilitated by the person who suggested the topic for the day. 

We want YOU to contribute and share your experience, concerns, and interests. We promise snacks, lively feedback and opportunity for growth and we look forward to seeing you on December 14!

Nowhere but JEDcamp!

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Yes, it’s scary – going to a conference where, well, you’re not sure exactly what’s going to be discussed. I hear those questions frequently: “who are the speakers?,” “what breakout sessions are there?,” “what’s the theme?”

That’s part of the beauty of JEDcamp, though — the fact that nothing is predetermined, and it’s all up to the participants to decide what the afternoon will look like. And, if it’s anything like last year, it will be amazing!

Posting sessions at JEDcamp Midwest 2013
Posting sessions at JEDcamp Midwest 2013

Some of last year’s topics include:

  • What makes “Jewish Values” unique? Or are they unique?
  • Authentic/meaningful experiences to promote Tikun Olam – experiences that do more than just make kids feel good.
  • Google Apps for Education
  • iPad use in Hebrew
  • How can we impact our classrooms and students with genuine “Kavod”

C’mon! Where can you find stuff like this? Nowhere but JEDcamp!

More reasons to attend JEDcamp Midwest!

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  • Awesome swag from Edutopia! We’ll be raffling off water bottles and lunch bags!
  • Free tablet styluses for the first thirty attendees!

Join us for a unique “unconference” experience on October 19th!

Reasons to Attend JEDcamp Midwest

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  1. If your institution sends five or more people (everyone must register in advance, check in by 1:00 pm and stay through the program), your school or organization will receive an iPad Mini.
  2. Want to share your skills or teach something to your colleagues? No problem!
  3. All attendees will receive an awesome giveaway that you may or may not use all winter (hint: we hope you don’t need it).
  4. Ideas galore!
  5. It’s a great networking opportunity.
  6. This is professional development created by you!
  7. Free lunch!
  8. Make new friends and reconnect with old ones.
  9. Door prizes! Free tablet styluses (styli?) for the first 30 attendees.
  10. No travel or housing expense. Well, no expense at all!

Registration site is live!

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Sign up for JEDcamp today! Visit our EventBrite site to register!

We’re back…

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Or at least we will be! Thanks in part to a grant from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, the second JEDcamp Midwest will be held on October 19th at Solomon Schechter Day School from noon until 4:00 pm. Like last year, registration is free and includes a Kosher lunch.

Want to to get involved in planning and marketing this awesome event? Let us know in the comment area.

See you then!