The organizers of EdCamp Cleveland are committed to making this a free event for all participants. We would rather have a small, simple, “no frills” event than have to charge people to participate.
With that in mind, additional resources would make this event even better. Offering some coffee and pastry items in the morning helps welcome the participants and encourages them to start networking with one another right away. Lunch makes it easier for everyone to network during that time, and the schedule does not have to accommodate travel time. It is also nice to have some giveaways to help us celebrate the experience. Although there will not be vendor booths at the event, your generosity will be publicized on the EdCamp Cleveland website and various signs throughout the school.
Supporting Sponsors have donated $500 or more in cash or products. These organizations are recognized at the opening and closing sessions, in signage around the school on the day of the event, and on the EdCamp Cleveland website sponsor page and sidebar. Supporting Sponsors for EdCamp Cleveland 2017 included:
IPEVO donated 4 Ziggi HD Plus Document Cameras, 2 IW2 Wireless Interactive Whiteboard System (Short Pen Version), & 20 IPEVO PageStays. IPEVO products are used in more than 68,000 schools, or over 52% of all K-12 schools in America and they are Super EdCamp Supporters!
The Educational Service Center of Lorain County generously donated $500 which will supply coffee and a light breakfast for all attendees. ESCLC prides themselves in offering high quality professional development and services to meet the ever changing needs of their members. They strive to channel the energies of diverse peoples, schools, agencies and businesses to improve the quality of education throughout Lorain County.
Albert.io donated a chance to win an Albert class license ($1000 value). Visit the raffle form HERE or on the day of EdCampCLE. Learn anything through interactive practice with Albert – College math and science, Advanced Placement®, SAT®, ACT®, GRE®, GMAT®, literature, social science, history, and more. Albert’s Winter Pilot Program is open for applications right now. It gives participants full access of their site for a month. Visit https://www.albert.io/blog/pilot-program/
eBackpack donated 10 eBackpack Teacher Plans: 1 Teacher and up to 200 students valued at $99 each. eBackpack’s K-12 learning management system enables teachers to bring the century-old classroom workflow to the digital realm. eBackpack engages students, teachers, staff, and parents with intuitive, award-winning interfaces on all devices, including Chromebooks and iPads.
The Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County generously donated $1000 which will help supply lunch for all attendees. The Educational Service Center (ESC) of Cuyahoga County provides individualized support for area school districts through city/county services; fiscal management; contract services; direct program services; consortium and cooperatives; and interagency programs across many fields of education.
Contributing Sponsors have donated less than $500 in cash or products. These organizations are recognized in the opening session, in signage around the school on the day of the event, and on the EdCamp Cleveland web site sponsor page. Contributing Sponsors for EdCamp Cleveland 2016 include:
TextHelp donated a certificate for Fluency Tutor for Google Chrome ($99 value), a Google Cardboard viewer, and lots of swag! Literacy is every student’s passport to academic achievement. Their award-winning assistive technology solutions for reading, writing and language learning are used daily by students and educators worldwide.
Teachers Pay Teachers donated two $10 Gift Cards. TpT is the go-to place for educators to find the resources, knowledge, and inspiration they need to teach at their best. TpT offers more than 2.8 million free and paid resources, created by educators who understand what works in the classroom.
EdTech Team Summits donated one free ticket to the two day Cleveland Area Summit in Avon Lake, Ohio, a $279 value and 10 Google Cardboard Viewers. One lucky EdCampCLE attendee will enjoy two days of inspiring keynote speakers, empowering hands-on breakout sessions, and fun activities including a high-energy demo slam.
CDW-G donated 12 Google Level 1 Certified Educator Exam Passes. CDW is a leading multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education, and healthcare organizations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information about CDW, please visit www.CDW.com or check out their solutions blog at blog.cdw.com/.
BreakoutEDU donated a certificate for Full Platform Access to BreakoutEDU. Who says learning can't be fun? Experience an awesome way to gamify your classroom. Popularized by the trend of escape room adventures, students break IN rather than breaking out. Clues are crafted into curriculum and provided to break into locked boxes. Your team will need to draw upon the strengths and talents of its members and work collaboratively to successfully complete your mission.
TechSmith donated (2) Snagit full version licenses, (1) Camtasia full version license, and Chalkstar to Rockstar t-shirts. Create images and videos to give feedback, create clear documentation, and show others exactly what you see with TechSmith's Snagit or create professional videos without having to be a video pro with Camtasia.
iBallz continues to support EdcampCLE year after year. This year, they donated 2 sets of iBallz tablet protectors and discount codes for attendees. iBallz offers ultimate tablet protection including the original iBallz shock absorbing protectors, shoulder bags, and Pure Sense Buddy Antimicrobial Rugged Kids iPad & Galaxy Tab cases.
In addition to hosting EdcampCLE, NORT2H donated 11 Perma-Bound library edition hardcover Early Literacy Collection books including How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Corduroy, and MORE!
TerrapinLogo donated a Bee-Bot. Bee-Bot is an exciting little robot designed for use by young children. This colorful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robot is a perfect tool for teaching counting, sequencing, estimation, problem-solving, and just having fun! Terrapin will be exhibiting at the OETC February 13-15 booth #842. Check them out!
Participate donated Learn Without Limits journals, pens, stickers, and info. Participate strives to be a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens that empowers learners to engage with the world around them. They work to support educators as they actively participate in learning communities, ignite change, and create impact on a global scale.
Squirrels donated 3 free licenses of Reflector Teacher. Reflector Teacher makes collaborating with mobile technology easy. It allows educators to teach from the palm of their hand and students to share from anywhere in the classroom. Thanks Squirrels for your continuing support of EdCampCLE.
Spelling City donated two certificates for Classroom Premium Membership (each valued at $59.95) as well as two Science4Us Membership Certificates (each valued at $360.00). VocabularySpellingCity recognizes the difficulties teachers encounter in the classroom and provides tools to make the job easier. Teachers can effortlessly reinforce vocabulary and spelling instruction with game-based literacy center activities, word lists aligned to curriculum and standards, automated testing and grading to track student progress, and generated student reports.
BirdBrain Technologies donated a Finch robot to EdCampCLE. The Finch is a small robot designed to inspire and delight students learning computer science by providing them a tangible and physical representation of their code. The Finch has support for over a dozen programming languages, including environments appropriate for students as young as five years old! The Finch was developed to catalyze a wide range of computer science learning experiences, from an entry into the basics of computational thinking all the way to writing richly interactive programs. Try programming a Finch today!