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:
The Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio generously donated $1000 which will help supply lunch for all attendees. The Educational Service Center (ESC) of Northeast Ohio 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.
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.
Vocabulary Spelling City donated three certificates, one to VocabularySpellingCity Classroom Premium Membership (valued at $69.95), one to Science4Us Membership certificates (valued at $360.00), and one six month trial to WritingCity (over $299 value). 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.
GradeCam will provide 10 single teacher GradeCam Go! licenses. GradeCam empowers you to quickly and easily create, score and record assessments. SCAN - Flash assignments in front of your smartphone, tablet, webcam or document camera. SCORE - Grades instantly populate onto your computer and can be transferred into your electronic grade book with one keystroke. ASSESS - Use results analysis for live formative assessment. Your job here is done!
Glogster generously donated 8 x $95 annual Premium Licenses. Glogster is an online platform for presentations and interactive learning. It allows users to mix all kinds media on one virtual canvas to create multimedia posters and access a library of inspiring educational content. Check out their Case Studies proving significant Glogster effects on students skills at http://casestudies.glogster.com/.
MobyMax donated a free MobyMax Ultra license ($249 value) to every teacher who attends EdCampCLE. Let MobyMax find and fix learning gaps covering Common Core, NGSS, and State Standards with their adaptive, differentiated learning in K-8 subjects.
Tierney Brothers is bringing the Lü Interactive Playground to EdCampCLE. Lü uses giant interactive projections, immersive lighting and powerful sound to deliver groundbreaking experiences, activities and applications that make kids move and learn by gamifying education. In addition to the Lü, Tierney Brothers provides technology solutions from interactive displays & 3D printing to classroom furniture and large format printing.
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:
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.
In addition to hosting EdcampCLE, NORT2H donated 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!
Participate donated several journals, tote bags, lunch bags. 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.
IPEVO donated a USB SuperCharger, a PadPillow Pillow Stand for iPad, & 180 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!
TextHelp donated a certificate for Fluency Tutor for Google Chrome ($99 value) 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.
Albert.io is providing anyone who denotes they come from EdCampCLE to be prioritized into their next pilot class. Simply click the following link to register - Albert Pilot Program. Learn anything through interactive practice with Albert – College math and science, Advanced Placement®, SAT®, ACT®, GRE®, GMAT®, literature, social science, history, and more.
TechSmith is providing two Camtasia 2018 licenses and two Snagit 2019 licenses. Snagit's award-winning screen capture software is the only program with built-in advanced image editing and screen recording. Camtasia 2018 makes it easy to record your screen and create polished, professional-looking videos.
Teachers Pay Teachers donated a $10 Gift Card. 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.
Higher Ground Gear donated 20 Drop In cases. This ultra sturdy insert ruggedizes any backpack with a protective compartment for your Tablet or Laptop. Higher Ground has protected and enhanced education technology for nearly two decades. More than 1,000,000 cases have been used in schools, saving countless screens and equipment from damage.
The EdCamp Foundation donated great resources, EdCamp swag, vision, and $200 to this year’s EdCampCLE. Check them out to learn more, organize your own EdCamp, or see who else is hosting an EdCamp near you.
Kahoot! donated a subscription code to Kahoot! Pro for Schools. Co-create, edit, and share learning games together with other teachers in your school's private team space. Your team space serves as a shared kahoot bank that current and future teachers can access, saving precious time on finding relevant learning games.
Freckle donated a one month Freckle School Edition. With Freckle, your students automatically practice at the level that's right for them. Freckle has over 15 reports to track student growth and identify knowledge gaps in Math, ELA, Science, & Social Studies.
CDW-G donated an ASUS Chromebook Flip C213. 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/.
Spacebound Inc. in Lagrange donated 10 Spacebound tumblers and Viewmaster Virtual Reality Deluxe Viewers. SpaceBound supplies tech products, services, and solutions to Gov/Edu, B2B and retail customers.
Candlewick Press donated 5 books, bookmarks and Judy Moody Royal Tea Party Packets. Candlewick Press is an independent children's publisher offering great literature for all ages, from board books to e-books, high-end novelty to cutting-edge fiction.
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!
Mrs. Geeky a.k.a. Laurie Green donated $100 to EdCampCLE. Check out her website for some great resources, online professional development, and face-to-face workshops. Laurie has been working in technology and education for almost 30 years. She is a recognized speaker, curriculum consultant, and workshop leader.