The district is thrilled to announce that the third annual nErD Camp Long Island will be held at James H. Boyd Intermediate School on Nov. 4, 2017! The innovative event is held at a new school district each year with East Williston Union Free School District and Jericho School District hosting in previous years.
The event came to fruition with the idea of combining the Nerdy Book Club, a blog site with literacy lovers and the Ed Camp model, an “unconference” educational camp that focuses on participant driven learning.
“We are very excited to host this wonderful, creative learning opportunity for educators throughout the region,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth Bossert. “We look forward to a meaningful exchange of ideas and best practices from all involved.”
The camp is a networking experience that is designed by attendees on topics that they would like to discuss. Sessions take place throughout the day, giving educators the freedom to choose what they want to learn and allows participants to present on topics that they are passionate about.
“We are extremely honored to host nErD Camp Long Island this November,” said Principal Dr. Denise Toscano. “This event is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate literacy and expand professional development by learning from others.”
Various authors and illustrators will be present at the event to speak with educators and also conduct a meet and greet for children around the community later in the day.
“We started this to really get kids excited about reading, writing and learning,” said nErD Camp Long Island organizer JoEllen McCarthy. “It’s amazing to see authors and illustrators participate and volunteer their time and talents to be connecting with educators and children.”