So, you're registered for nErDCamp. (I'm assuming, but if you're not, you need to do that right now!) Day One, which was new last year, was a HUGE success!!! Of course, it's followed by the very fun NerdRun, and this year, just to add to the fun, is our first (annual) Nerdy Party, which you're also hopefully signed up to attend!
However, the first part of Day One is where all those tough decisions are made. Which presenter am I going to see?? So this year, (I actually don't think this is going to make it any easier, but it's a shot!) we're having THREE sessions! Yes, they're all amazing and it's going to be difficult, but everyone is going to be tweeting away so you'll be able to catch some of the really important ideas from other sessions.
Ready for the more of the incredible presenters? Here we go!
Sherry Gick, Ann DiBella, and Lesley Burnap - GeniusHour: More than just an Education Buzz Word...a Transformation for Classrooms and beyond! Sherry Gick is the Library and Instructional Technology Specialist for Rossville Consolidated Schools in Rossville, Indiana. After five years of working and teaching daily in the middle/high school library, she now oversees assistants in both the elementary and middle/high school libraries and is responsible for helping the K-12 staff move toward integrating technology into daily lessons as the corporation becomes a 1:1 system. Sherry also teaches a high school video production class.
We don't know that much about Lesley yet, because she hasn't sent us her bio!! (oops!) However, if she's a friend of Sherry's she's gotta be pretty nerdy!
Ann King DiBella teaches third grade in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is an avid reader and is passionate about helping create and support students' literacy identities through Reader's and Writer's Workshops. She also works to champion the innovative concept of Genius Hour in her school and community. When not reading, you can find her spending time with her husband and their combined family of six children. She blogs at http://kingandkids.blogspot.com. (And she's got a cool picture on her twitter page!)