Why Wilmington?

Proximity:

  • Cincinnati to Wilmington, 1 hour.
  • Dayton to Wilmington: 45 minutes.
  • Columbus to Wilmington: 1 hour, 15 minutes.
  • Chillicothe to Wilmington: 1 hour.

Facilities:

The Boyd Cultural Arts Center on the campus of Wilmington College will host the inaugural #EdCampDubC.  This beautiful facility offers an auditorium for opening and closing general sessions, classrooms for breakout sessions, and opportunities for self-directed learning in the atrium and art gallery.

The Boyd Cultural Arts Center is “a $7.6 million facility completed in 2005, is named for Oscar F. Boyd, class of 1911, a Wilmington College chemistry professor for more than 50 years.  The Center features the David and June Harcum Art Gallery, 440-seat Hugh G. Heiland Theatre and the Meriam R. Hare Quaker Heritage Center and T. Canby Jones Meetinghouse.” – Wilmington.edu

Heritage:

Wilmington College’s mission is “to educate, inspire, and prepare each student for a life of success and service…. In keeping with the rich heritage of the liberal arts, the College seeks to educate the whole person-intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual-in ways that foster critical thinking, reflection, the free exchange of ideas, open inquiry, tolerance, and a desire for lifelong learning.” – http://wilmington.edu/about/mission.cfm

Critical thinking, reflection, the free exchange of ideas, open inquiry, tolerance, and a desire for lifelong learning are all foundational principles of any successful edCamp.

Every student is a teacher and every teacher a student because each hungers to be taught by the voice of Truth speaking through the other.”

– T. Canby Jones, Professor Emeritus of Religion and Philosophy

Opportunity:

The Wilmington College location offers a wonderful opportunity for veteran teachers to join with pre-service teachers in its education program for this edCamp.  Wilmington is a private, not-for-profit college offering education programs to prepare candidates for licensure in Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, Adolescence to Young Adult, Multi-Age, Special Education, or Vocational Agriculture.

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