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Do you love the Edcamp model of professional learning? Are you amazed by the innovation and creativity Walt Disney World exemplifies? Have you dreamed of a combination of the two?
Join us at Windermere Preparatory School in June 2016 for EdcampMagic!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Looking For More Information?

Are you looking for more information about EdcampMagic? We felt that we needed a better way to get information to participants, so we have migrated over to our new website. Go to edcampmagic.com for updated and details about EdcampMagic. If you have questions, feel free to leave us a comment, or send an email to edcampmagic@gmail.com. You can also get in touch with the Edmagineers and other participants by joining the EdcampMagic Community on Facebook and following @edcampmagic and using #edcampmagic on Twitter. 

We look forward to learning with you!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

EdcampMagic 2016 Announcement

GOOD NEWS! 
We have a date for EdcampMagic 2016! 
The EdcampMagic Edmagineers recently met and are happy to announce that 
EdcampMagic will be held at Windermere Preparatory School 
on Saturday, June 4th, 2016. 
Registration will open October 1st 2015. 
Stay tuned for more information and follow @edcampmagic on
Twitter and Facebook for the most current updates!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

EdcampMagic 2016

Did you attend EdcampMagic? Do you wish you had? Well, we have good news! 
EdcampMagic 2016 is coming! 
The EdcampMagic Edmagineers are currently discussing plans for EdcampMagic 2016.
Stay tuned for more information and 
follow @edcampmagic on Twitter for the most current updates!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tweet-Up at Disney's BoardWalk

FRIDAY, JUNE 5TH TWEET-UP
Excited to get your EdcampMagic experience started? 
Join us Friday night at Disney's BoardWalk as we enjoy the 
magic of being at Disney with friends.

6:30 p.m. - ?     Tweet-Up at Disney's BoardWalk

Self Parking is Available at:
BoardWalk
Swan 7 min walk - or take the boat to Boardwalk
Dolphin 7 min walk - or take the boat to Boardwalk
Yacht Club - 8 min walk to Boardwalk - or take the boat to Boardwalk
Beach Club-12 min walk to Boardwalk - or take the boat to Boardwalk

The guard will ask for a Photo ID
- tell them you are going to have a drink at Belle Vue Lounge at 
Disney's BoardWalk Inn or get a snack at the Bakery on the BoardWalk

IF you are on Disney property:
You can take the bus to Boardwalk from Downtown Disney or any park: 
Magic Kingdom-Animal Kingdom-Hollywood Studios-Epcot 

We will meet at some of the tables by the water.
Once you get to the BoardWalk, look for the EdcampMagic signs! 

Photo by Howie DiBlasi
In case of rain, we will meet inside the BoardWalk Inn at the Belle Vue Lounge.

Friday, April 3, 2015

William's Favorite In-Park Restaurants at Walt Disney World

Allergies always lead to meeting the chefs!

Eating well was always a major part of my family vacations. We didn't ordinarily eat out so having several successive meals in a restaurant was always a real treat for me. Now that I am an adult, when I go on a trip, I try to find good places to eat. Today I will share my favorite restaurant in each park.

Epcot

Epcot is the hardest park to pick a favorite, and the truth is it probably changes every time I spend time thinking about it. As of this moment, my favorite is Le Cellier Steakhouse in the Canada pavilion. I can highly recommend the Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup, the Filet Mignon and for dessert the Maple Creme Brulee. Check out the menu to see what you might like.

Animal Kingdom

Even though Tusker House has become expensive, which means I will visit it much less often, this is my list of favorite restaurants and not restaurants I can afford. Tusker House is a buffet and there is so much good stuff to recommend but do yourself a favor and don't miss the amazing mango chutney. You can find a list of the foods here.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

My favorite in park restaurant is here, The Hollywood Brown Derby. Grab a Cobb Salad for the appetizer and splurge on the filet of beef. That is some amazingly good eating! Check out the whole menu here. Also, if you really want a special meal, try Dining with an Imagineer.

The Magic Kingdom

Actually, the worst place choices for places to eat in the parks is in the Magic Kingdom. Often we eat counter service here and plan on eating at a hotel restaurant off the monorail (Ohana's!) That being said, my favorite restaurant is Liberty Tree Tavern. While lunch is order off the menu, dinner is where it is at. You get served 'family style' which means a bunch of food is brought to your table. Think of it like your Thanksgiving dinner brought to you any day of the year!  

These are my favorites, I would love for you to share yours.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Why EdcampMagic at the Home of Walt Disney World?


Picture by Wm Chamberlain

The general consensus from educators (and parents) I talk to about holding an edcamp in Orlando is we are doing it to have the excuse to go to Walt Disney World. Honestly, there is some truth to that. Simply put, Disney World is an amazing place to go (with or without your kids.) But, that isn't the whole reason.

Walt Disney created spaces where imagination runs wild, where the uncommon and (before him) unimagined have become reality. There is some truth to the idea that the best classroom in the world could be a theme park. We wanted to create an edcamp that brought together similarly minded educators, those who see the ideas that Walt Disney had as a springboard for imagination and creativity for both their learning and the learning of students in their classrooms. While we are not affiliated with the company, we do associate ourselves with some of their ideals (not necessarily the ones that raise the ticket price at double the inflation rate every year ;).

So, if you would like to attend an edcamp and share the passion for creativity and imagination then please sign up to go. We would love to meet you!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

What Do EdcampMagic and the Mad Tea Party Have In Common?

Picture by Wm Chamberlain

The answer of course is they are both happening in Orlando (plus both can make you dizzy). The Edmagineers have been working since July to get EdcampMagic off the ground and now that we have begun releasing tickets. (Click here if you haven't signed up yet.) I can almost smell the popcorn on Main Street!

Meanwhile our committee is continuing to go back and forth discussing ideas to make this a great Edcamp, not unlike this train on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

Picture by Wm Chamberlain

Keep an eye here, on the EdcampMagic Twitter feed or on EdcampMagic.com for updates and special opportunities.