Thanks to all of you who attended #educampwelly17 : The Ordinary is Extraordinary and made it was it was. For rewindable learning, here is the Smackdown:

Here are some more details for the day:

8:30 – 9:00am  Registrations (koha if you are able)

9:00 – 9:30am  Welcome / introductions / announcements

9:30 – 10:00am  Smackdown

10:00 – 10:30am  Morning tea (Coffee cart on site, koha for kai)

10:30 – 11:15am  Session 1

11:20 – 12:05pm  Session 2

12:10 – 12:55pm  Session 3

1:00 – 1:45pm  Session 4

1:45 – 2:00pm  Spot prizes (thanks Noel Leeming!)

2:00pm Pizza and beverages (courtesy of N4L)

To drop a wee hit about the day though, we’re focusing on highlighting the ordinary – because what’s “ordinary” for you in your classroom, is EXTRAordinary to someone else. So, save the date, and we’ll see you at Raroa Intermediate on February 25th!


#educampWelly 2016: Play, innovate, transform: Reimagining the New Zealand Curriculum was held at Karori Normal School on Saturday, 27 February.

Here are the Smackdown slides:

We are “crowd sourcing” the resources that were referred to on the day for adding to Pond. Please feel free to add to this document by clicking here.

Thank you to everyone who made the day such a success: the participants, the organisers, the sponsors.

The timetable for the day was:

Time Session Details
9:00 am Registrations, Pimp your name tag

A chance to play with cool Makerspace stuff (throughout the day with parallel sessions)

9:30am Welcome & announcements


10am Post-it Notes / Morning Tea
10:30 – 11:15am SESSION ONE / (Makerspace: video games)
11:20am – 12:05pm SESSION TWO / (Makerspace: making)
12:10 – 12:55pm SESSION THREE / (Makerspace: robotics)
1:00 – 1:45pm SESSION FOUR / (Makerspace: just pop in)
1:45pm Finishing Off – Hall

Thank yous, spot prizes and Pizza for all (Thanks N4L!)

You might like to keep an eye on the EducampNZ site too.

The second planning meeting for #educampWelly was held on Friday, 29 January. The minutes are available here.


Information on last year’s event is below…

Our very first event to kickstart #WellyED for 2015 will be #educampwelly!

Here’s a copy of our smackdown:

The information sheet which should answer all your Qs is here.

Learn more about experiencing an educamp by reading this blogpost by Leanne – one of her campfire tales.

This will be held on Saturday 28 February, 2015 at St Mary’s College, Wellington. Venue details are available here. It’s nice and central, handy for public transport, and plenty of parking available too!

You can register for this event right here, right now!

More information will be available at it comes to hand. You can also check on the educampNZ Wiki site here.

If you want to know a bit more about what’s in store, here are the minutes from our second planning meeting, held Sunday 30 November 2014.

We held another planning meeting on 23 January 2015. Things are really coming together – it’s looking very exciting for educampwelly: “Capital Connection: Creating Conversations“. If you’d like to see what all the hard-working, passionate local educators have been up to on your behalf, you can read the minutes here.


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