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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Edcamp Sponsors Part II and Meet Andrea Erickson

Yesterday we shared Part I of Edcamp Chicago sponsors this time around. Today we are sharing Part II of Edcamp Chicago sponsors, specifically highlighting local business that are supporting us. We already mentioned that the Sears Centre offered the venue for our event and that Pinstripes is hosting our after-party and giving us half-price appetizers. SportClips, Trader Joe's and CDM Promotions have all supported us as well. Finally, this Edcamp would not be possible without the support of School District U-46 and leaders like Andrea Erickson and Marc Hans.

Sears Centre


Sport Clips Haircuts

CDM Promotions

Trader Joe's - Algonquin
 School District U-46

We are thrilled to introduce you to Andrea Erickson, Coordinator for Teacher Effectiveness Initiatives for School District U-46. In her role as coordinator, she provides leadership and guidance for the Teacher Mentor Program, Future Teachers Club (at six high schools), National Board candidate support and professional learning and leadership for National Board teachers, and Colleges of Education partners. She oversees the first year implementation of Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) in partnership with teacher union leadership. Overall , she leads a team of talented individuals performing professional development, training, program and project management work. Previously, Andrea was a Teacher Leader for Effectiveness Initiatives in School District U-46 for 3 years and an Elementary Teacher (Grades One through Six) in School District U-46 (10 years).

When it comes to Edcamp, Andrea is excited to meet and network with colleagues who have a passion for learning.  She expects to be energized and inspired. She is excited to learn about what others are doing in their classrooms, schools and districts.  

If you want to hear more about Andrea and her work, you can find her here:

Twitter: @lov2teach and @u46TEI

When we asked Andrea about her favorite platform, she said Twitter. We also asked Andrea if she had a preference for iOS or Android, PC or Mac...and she said, "If you can believe it, all. I have PC at work and Mac at home. I have an iPad and an Android phone."

Before we go, we also asked Andrea what Starbucks drink would she be if she was a Starbucks drink and she responded, "Black Venti - strong, smooth and simple, yet complex." 

Marc Hans is also supporting Edcamp. He currently works as the Coordinator of Math, Science, Instructional Technology, and Planetarium in School District U-46. 

If you want to hear more about Marc and his work, you can find him here:

Twitter: @marchans773 and @u46stem

Thank you to Andrea, Marc and our local Edcamp sponsors!


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