Ed Camp ESC 5

We had to endure some rough weather to make it to Ed Camp Region 5, but it was well worth it.  My wife and I drove to Warren, Texas on the Friday night before Ed Camp Region 5.  We saw cars that were flipped over, numerous downed trees, and several towns in total darkness from the storm just ahead of us.  A few times we thought about stopping for the night.  The Nash’s told us to keep driving, and they were going to wait up for us to get there.  The Nash’s were very gracious hosts, they told us to make ourselves at home, and they treated us just like family.  Mr. Nash fixed breakfast for us on Saturday morning, and Mrs. Nash took us to see their bed & breakfast inn.  We will definitely make a trip back to see the Nash’s and stay at the Happy Hill B&B.

As my wife and I walked up to the doors of Warren High School, we were greeted with a big hug and huge smile from Daisy.  She asked how our trip was and we began to tell her of our adventures.  She showed us were to go in a sign in.  I began to look over the board to see what I could assist them with.  I facilitated one on iPad Apps in the morning, and another one on Aurasma in the afternoon.  I also sat in on Summer’s session on connecting classrooms globally.  I was very interested in what she had to say.  I really enjoy connecting my classes with other classroom in other places.  Angela presented Mystery Skyping that she has been doing with her class this year.  We connected to Jena & Marty through her Skype account during her session.  Another wonderful way to connect classrooms to each other.  At the end of the day, there were great prizes to be had and goodbyes as well.  It was wonderful to connect with wonderful educators in Warren.  We will be heading back to see them during the summer.

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