|Let's just leave "decisions" at that.|
I mean, seriously: my personal timeline was scrolling faster than I could even go through. Apparently, the official hashtag #gcsa15 was the #1 trending item in San Antonio and Australia. And, thanks to a littleI had no idea this many Adventists were on Twitter. #gcsa15— Chris Webb (@webby37) July 9, 2015
|via Trackwalker. Wonder what happened on Wednesday...|
- Our church
isn't so technophobicis a lot more with the times than I'd previously thought.
- People know how to live tweet an event. This is not that easy to do, and we balled at it.
- a) If that many people got online to tweet a church event, how many of those were teachers?
b) And if there were [x] amount of Adventist teachers, how many are interested in meeting and learning with other Adventist teachers?
So yada yada yada, wheels began spinning, tweets were tweeted, and idea was hatched: let's have our own online summer Edcamp, tailing off the energy of #GCSA15! In the Edcamp "unconference" style, we'll show up on one day, determine what we're talking about, and have an hour-or-two conversation about school, students, education, WHATEVER. In other words, let's do our own THIS:
Having done a couple online Edcamps before, I can assure you that determining the topics is easy, and training everyone how to use Google Hangouts isn't particularly difficult—the big thing will be getting a crowd that wants to talk. Luckily, after I posted this poorly-worded tweet:
A number of awesome educators came forward and expressed interest in getting together and having a little chat. The big question, though, was when? When is this going to happen?Out of curiosity, how many Adventist teachers are on Twitter? Any interested in am ad hoc unconference in... Say, a week? #gcsa15 #teachsda— Chris Webb (@webby37) July 9, 2015
So this is where we are now—who's in, when can they be in, and when can't they be in? Please take a minute to fill out the form and let us know who you are, how we can reach you, and what times you could you make this inagural conference!
Please, also, if you can—share this blog, Twitter account, and (especially) this form with your colleagues. We can create a truly one-of-a-kind experience that so many of our colleagues haven't been able to participate in, but it all boils down to spreading it. Let's do this!