The concept of #ECOOcamps was initiated with the 2017-18 Board of Directors. The #ECOOcamp model is a unique learning experience customized to suit the needs of the participants in the location of the #ECOOcamp. The first #ECOOcamp was held in Owen Sound in April 2018.
Following on the success of the first #ECOOcamp, this year’s #ECOOcamp was held May 4. Highlights from the final report for the event presented to the Board of Directors is as follows:
Keynotes: Peter Skillen and Jen Giffen
Bill Legate, BWDSB
Christy Hopcroft, BGCDSB
Peter McAsh, President, ECOO
Doug Peterson, Past President, ECOO
A small but mighty event. Every participant took home a door prize. All the participant names were re-entered for the final 3 door prizes – 3-day pass to BIT, $325 credit to BGDCSB tech shop, new Lenvono laptop for BWDSB participant.
BGCDSB has already expressed interest for #ECOOcamp 2020 with a suggested location of Walkerton. BWDSB has suggested they would like to host in 2021 in Hanover in a new K-12 that will be completed by then.
It is recommended to the ECOO Board of Directors 2019-2020 that #ECOOcamp Owen Sound be continued, with a likely name change to #ECOOcamp Walkerton.