What does Day Camp offer?

  • Keynote Speaker: Michael Bonner
  • Lightning Bug Talks: Teachers share their passion for teaching in five-minute inspirational speeches!
  • Small Group Discussion: Facilitator-led lunchtime discussions about your classrooms, challenges, and hopes for the new school year.
  • Blended Classroom Showcase: Your colleagues from around the state — spanning all grade levels — share photos, lesson plans and stories about their blended classrooms.
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Day Camp focus:

The day will focus on empowered educators who are seeking personalized learning opportunities for themselves and their students through keynote speaker Michael Bonner, many outstanding Michigan educators and facilitated collaboration time.

Personalize Learning

Looking to personalize learning in your classroom? Looking for more voice and choice in your own learning? The Day Camp '18 experience will be an inspirational day of collaborative learning that honors educators’ unique perspectives.

Rich Discussions

This exciting professional development opportunity will be filled with rich discussions about blended learning and intentionally utilizing technology to personalize learning.

Cost Includes

Breakfast, lunch and an awesome experience with educators who make a difference — just like YOU!

Keynote Speaker: Michael Bonner


Let us be honest. The turnover rate within education is a serious dilemma that we have yet to find the antidote for. A study conducted at UCLA showed only 4% of college freshmen were interested in following the path to becoming an educator. The profession of teaching is not an easy one and now the entire world is exposed to this truth. In schools all across the world, creating new and innovative strategies within the classroom is an exciting task but can seem daunting to the teacher who is worn down by the profession. Due to many reasons (negative student behavior, poor scores, etc), the school climate can become toxic and suffocate the life out of teachers which ultimately affects student performance.

In order to shift the school culture, it begins with individual teachers making the decision to change their classroom into an engaging learning environment. Michael Bonner will share how he utilized the power of self-reflection to evaluate his qualities as a teacher, navigating the tumultuous waves of working within a Title 1 school (100% FRL free and reduced lunch), to understanding the value of applying creativity!

Have a team of four or more?

Email Erin at eluckhardt@michiganvirtual.org for the teacher team promo code, or any other Day Camp questions you might have.

Any questions?

Call 888-889-2840 or fill out the form below for more information on Day Camp 2018.

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