Above, to begin, we share the awesome image of what international collaboration and cooperation looks like.
And now, first and foremost, we say, Thanks.
¡Muchas gracias amigos de Edcamp Delta!
As a matter of fact, Thank You to everyone, who in any way, shape, or form was a part of the EdCamp Santiago Story.
We owe you one and all, individually and collectively, an eternal debt of gratitude for your faith in this transformative professional development initiative that history now records as, EdCamp Santiago 2012.
At the risk of committing an injustice by singling out any one contributor from among the multiple contributors to the success of Edcamp Santiago, we nonetheless are compelled to salute the entire team of organizers from Edcamp Delta.
We thank Edcamp Delta for their exemplary and superb support and collaborative efforts with the Edcamp Santiago team.
Again, thank you, colleagues of Edcamp Delta Organizing Team, for your collaboration and cooperation.
We of Edcamp Santiago have but one way to express our gratitude. We are aware that it is insufficient, yet agian, we thank you, most kindly and most humbly.
You are deeply appreciated, the entire team of organizers, the wonderful student participation, the excellent insights provided by the teachers, and the entire education community of Delta Secondary School, and of course, all those who came out under less-than-ideal weather conditions to support your efforts…
At both ends of the American continent, Edcamp Delta in North America and Edcamp Santiago at the tip of South America, we have truly demonstrated that passionate and dedicated educators, can indeed come together to share best practice, to learn from and with one another, to network, and to offer a genuine insight into the realities of the other’s education system.
If we have been able to achieve such a feat, bridging the tremendous gaps of time, distance and non-existent resources, solving problems of technological complexity, cultural diversity, and linguistic differences, to provide high-quality professional development for the other, then we leave no doubt in anyone’s mind of the bright future of the EdCamp Movement.
It will only grow larger, as a chorus of previously unheard voices will begin to be heard, to ultimately share with other educators what the people at Edutopia (the George Lucas Educational Foundation) call quite simply: “What Works in Education“.
It is with this thought that we close this first chapter for Edcamp Santiago: ¡Viva EdCamp Delta! ¡Viva!
Long live collaboration and cooperation among educators!
¡Viva Edcamp Santiago! ¡Viva!
on behalf of the
Edcamp Santiago 2012 Organizing Team