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Posted: Saturday, February 2, 2013 5:31 pm | Updated: 8:03 pm, Fri Mar 8, 2013.

MADISON, Ala. (WAAY) - An event in Madison Saturday, brought educators from all over north Alabama together. The object was to improve the learning experience for their students.

It started with a hand-full of teachers wanting to create a relaxed environment to brainstorm ideas on how to better instruct their students. Saturday's turn-out showed just how committed these teachers were to that goal.

The teachers became the students in many cases Saturday at James Clemens High School. They went over new concepts on how to better reach students and more effectively teach.

Technology was a major focus, with many of the teachers saying it is the future of education.

One of the teachers and organizers of the event said this weekend's EdCamp was inspired by a similar workshop she attended recently.

Teacher and organizer, Sandy Brand said, "We were so fired up by what we experienced that we thought, 'This would be great to bring to north Alabama' and, so, we wanted to bring this experience and we've been working hard on it, ever since last spring, to bring it."

This is the first year for an EdCamp event in our area and all of the teachers said they hope to see it become an annual event.

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