Registrations are open for #edchatNZ's second conference, taking place in Hamilton over the 12-13th of August 2016.
In 2014, #edchatNZ hosted its inaugural conference at Hobsonville Point Secondary School.
"It was spectacular," said conference organiser and founder of #edchatNZ, Danielle Myburgh. "We pushed the boundaries by offering a low-cost, high-quality conference. With a registration fee of a mere $20, and over 300 participants, edchatNZ made its mark as a battle cry for the “lone nuts” of the world."
This year, the organisers are setting the bar even higher. The conference will take place at the new Rototuna Junior High School in Hamilton "for an eco-friendly event that disrupts conventional conference practice".
Myburgh says there will be "less sit and get, more think and do", with educators encouraged to think deeper, inquire harder, and to challenge their assumptions. Conference attendees will be grouped in "learning tribes" and guided by a tribe mentor, ensuring that every single participant will have the opportunity to make personal connections and to be pushed in their thinking.
Founded in 2012, #edchatNZ is a unique community that has been primarily based online, using Twitter to connect New Zealand educators. The community this year offered its first MOOC (massive open online course) to educators.
For more information regarding #edchatNZ, please visit http://www.edchatnz.com.