PBS Edcamp West Michigan

Energy, Enthusiasm, Collaboration and Personalized Learning.

West Michigan is making early literacy a priority! This FREE un-conference offers Early Childhood through 3rd grade care providers and educators with a space to share, collaborate, empower and learn from one another while fostering a strong sense of community and connection. Maximize your learning experience by sharing ideas, tips, challenges, passions, and best practices while networking with peers. Leave energized and inspired!

Experience, not Experts. Rule of Two Feet.

Sessions are participant driven. Participants come with topics they are interested in discussing, propose the topics they want to discuss or learn more about, build the agenda, and then choose sessions to attend based on their interests and experiences. Find sessions that meet your needs – if it is not helping, check out another one.

If You Work Closely with Children, You Are an Educator.

PBS believes that the greatest educators ignite a love of learning and a sense of possibility that motivates students to reach their full potential:

Education Program Coordinators; Recreation Providers; Parents; Home School Providers and Educators; Literacy and ELL Specialists; Home Day Care Providers; Library/Media Specialists; Before and After School Providers; Teachers, Staff, and Paraprofessionals: Early Childhood, Child Care Centers; Head Start, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Grades 1-3.

Why Edcamp Works.

Participants exposed to the Edcamp model are more satisfied, learn more, and feel more supported. Nearly 70% report learning at least 4 or more ideas they want to implement, and 23% report learning over 10! Participants agree that the Edcamp model is more productive and valuable than traditional, presentation-oriented professional development, with close to 97% of all attendees stating they developed beneficial contacts at Edcamp, making it one of the most worthwhile networking events for educators out there.


Did We Mention It’s FREE and
  • A light breakfast and full lunch will be provided.
  • There will be AWESOME giveaways and door prizes!
  • A Certificate of Completion will be awarded.
  • SCECHs will be offered.

Space is limited – Register today! by clicking here



What is EdCamp?

Edcamps are free, participant-driven, un-conferences that empower educators to maximize professional learning experiences and peer networks. For more information visit edcamp.org

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There is no single truth in war . | . The Vietnam War . | A film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick

Teachers Receive: The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Educator Tool Kit (one per school) | 1 Year Membership To Flipgrid | SCECH Approved - 5 hours | The Vietnam War DVD | Free Lifetime access to WGVU/PBS LearningMedia | WGVU/PBS Gift Bag | Light Breakfast & Lunch.



Teacher Training

Thursday May 10th, 9AM-4PM

Education Goals

Prepare educators to teach the Vietnam War in their classrooms by providing comprehensive background materials and resources.

Provide educators with classroom activities which combine the powerful medium of film and traditional standards-based curriculum with a “flipped classroom” approach to teaching that will enable teachers to look at and teach this subject anew.

Help students better comprehend and evaluate the crucial policy, and civic and ethical decisions made by individuals and leaders during the Vietnam Era, and help students relate the civic and moral changes that took place during the Vietnam Era to the world around them today.

Guide students in developing critical thinking skills that allow them to address local, national, and international problems, and then propose viable solutions.


LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE. RSVP today via e-mail eernisst@gvsu.edu

Funding For The Vietnam War Educator Materials Provided By Lynda & Stewart Resnick