Tuesday, January 19, 2016

WWU Children's Literature conference and nErDcamp!

The WWU Children’s Literature Conference is an annual event in Bellingham, WA. This year features Peter Brown, Melissa Sweet, Cynthia Lord, and Gene Luen Yang. It is always a great day, and I hope you can attend. More info here.

I also wanted to let you know about our second annual companion event, nErDcamp Bellingham. On Sunday, February 28, the day after the conference, we will hold another day of learning and sharing with teachers, librarians, authors, and anyone else who is interested. This event is like a marriage between two incredible movements: Edcamp and #nerdybookclub. You may know of one or both of these, but let me give you a quick synopsis, just in case.

Edcamps are “unconferences,” where the day’s sessions are determined on the day of the event, and taught or led by the attendees. They are always free, and draw a wide range of enthusiastic and focused learners.

#nerdybookclub is an online movement of passionate educators and book lovers. It is a celebration of books, reading, writing, readers, and writers.

So, nErDcamp Bham aims to be a literacy-focused Edcamp, combining the grassroots enthusiasm of Edcamps and the passionate advocacy of #nerdybookclub.

We would love, love, love to have you join us at nErDcamp. It will be an amazing day of sharing, learning, and growing. Everyone there will be there because they love literacy and learning, and want to grow. If you came, you could join in a session or choose to lead one, just like all attendees. You would not be expected to give any type of talk or presentation, unless you wanted to!

There is just one catch. Since nErDcamp is entirely free, we would not be able to provide any honorarium or stipend for attending. nErDcamp is a zero-budget endeavor--I’m sure you understand.

If you would like to attend, please visit the blog and register for the event. Thank you for considering being a part of our first nErDcamp! I hope to see you in February!


Adam Shaffer
nErDcamp Bellingham founder
4th grade teacher
Irene Reither Elementary

1 comment:

Adam Shaffer said...

Thanks for posting this!