Participants from a recent PLAYDATE share the highlights of the day.
What is PLAYDATE?
PLAYDATE is an acronym for People Learning and Asking "Y"; Digital Age Teacher Exploration. And this is a new kind of conference event!
NO presenters. NO Agenda. Just PLAYing!
Think about the last time you attended an ed tech professional learning event. Oftentimes we leave full of new knowledge and a list overflowing with new apps, programs and skills to try out. However, once we return to the "real world" we lack the time and support to actually try out these new tools.
At PLAYDATEs educators from around the area join together for a few hours and just play. They work together to learn about ed tech apps, programs and tools with one another. There are no presenters, no experts and no agenda. Simply time to play, tinker and explore all at no cost!
Michigan PLAYDATEs are sponsored by the REMC Association and hosted by local REMCs. Check the Upcoming Events for one near you.
PLAYDATE originated from a group of Chicago educators. Learn more about them at Chicago PLAYDATE .
Hosting a PLAYDATE
Anyone can host a PLAYDATE but sometimes having a little financial support helps to make the day go more smoothly. Apply here to be considered for funding from the REMC Association of Michigan.
Organizing a PLAYDATE
The Pack & P.L.A.Y. toolkit shows you how to facilitate a PLAYDATE starting from before the event all the way through the after the event evaluation. Also includes details on how to setup registration.