Clair, a small village in northwestern New Brunswick, will be animated by an extraordinary educational passion from tomorrow until February 2. Teachers and education professionals from all over will meet there for a conference aimed at improving their knowledge of Web 2.0 and seeing education differently.
The Haut-Madawaska Learning Center (CAHM) is the host school of Clair event 2013. It offers an academic program encouraging in particular the use of e-notebooks (blogs) to promote the learning of reading and writing in its elementary school students. More than 250 people, participants and volunteers, will come together to experience various activities, such as conferences, the educational fair, the winning practices forum, a roundtable on digital identity, various social and networking activities as well as 'a barcamp on Saturdays, an open workshop format in which people come together to discuss common interests.
It will be possible for people who were unable to get there to follow certain activities remotely:
"All the conferences as well as the round table will be broadcast by video on the Web", confirms to Infobourg Roberto Gauvin, director of the CAHM and organizer of the event. All of this will be made possible thanks to the continuing education department of the Université de Moncton, Edmundston campus (UMCE). Visit the webcast page for know the schedule.
Via the hashtag #clair2013 on Twitter
If you have an account on Twitter, search for #clair2013 to find posts from people talking about it. It's a great way to follow almost like you're there and catch the sting for a next edit! If you do not use Twitter, it is still possible to consult the list of "tweets" live on this page here.
In addition to this third edition of the educational conference, the CAHM is preparing a mini TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference. These conferences have as mission to propagate ideas and make them available on the Web. At the CAHM, 7 students are involved in the adventure. We can follow their journey here.
>> On the “barcamp” principle, also watch this Friday for an article on the “EdCamp Quebec” event which is coming up in May. Or read the one on EdCamp Montreal, held on 1er last november.