LoginDiscussion Boards | Comments Stream

The next conference, EduCon 2.4, will be held January 27–29, 2012
Visit EduconPhilly.org to register to attend.

What is Educon?

EduCon is both a conversation and a conference.

And it is not a technology conference. It is an education conference. It is, hopefully, an innovation conference where we can come together, both in person and virtually, to discuss the future of schools. Every session will be an opportunity to discuss and debate ideas — from the very practical to the big dreams.

The Axioms

Guiding Principles of EduCon

  1. Our schools must be inquiry-driven, thoughtful and empowering for all members
  2. Our schools must be about co-creating — together with our students — the 21st Century Citizen
  3. Technology must serve pedagogy, not the other way around
  4. Technology must enable students to research, create, communicate and collaborate
  5. Learning can — and must — be networked

Daily Schedules

  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  1. 10:00 – 3:00
    Spend the day at Science Leadership Academy. EduCon attendees have free admission to the Franklin Institute and other local Philadelphia institutions on Friday.
  2. 6:00 – 8:00
    Panel Discussion at the Franklin Institute: Why Does Innovation Matter?—Come to the Franklin Institute to see a group of societal visionaries speak about the role of innovation in our society in a panel discussion moderated by Frederic Bertley of The Franklin Institute
  3. 8:00 – 9:30
    Reception at the Franklin Institute
  1. 8:30 – 9:15
    Registration/Coffee
  2. 9:15 – 9:45
    Keynote: Leroy Nunery, Deputy Superintendent, School District of Phiadelphia
  3. 10:00 – 11:30
    Conversations: Session 1
  4. 11:30 – 12:30
    Cross-Pollination Lunch or Encienda EduCon
  5. 12:30 – 2:00
    Conversations: Session 2
  6. 2:30 – 4:00
    Conversations: Session 3
  7. 4:30 – 6:30
    Making Connections: "Philly Classic" Dinner at SLA
  8. 7:30 – 11:00
    Network at Philadelphia Field House1150 Filbert St
  1. 8:30 – 9:00
    Coffee & Conversations
  2. 9:00 – 10:30
    Panel Discussion @ SLA: Can Schools Support Student Innovation Engage with a panel of education leaders discussing how we can reform our schools to empower students to learn and create in powerful, meaningful ways.
  3. 10:30 – 12:00
    Conversations: Session 4
  4. 12:00 – 12:30
    Cross-Pollination Lunch or Encienda EduCon
  5. 12:30 – 2:00
    Conversations: Session 5
  6. 2:30 – 4:00
    Conversations: Session 6

Scheduled Conversations

Showing 10 random conversations

The Reality of Enabling School Change: A Story of Risk, Hurdles, and Hope

Darren Draper, Dave Doty, Scot McCombs
Canyons School District

Visual Literacies and Alternative Text

Jessica Brown, Candace Dare, Melissa Hogg, Louis Mazza, Lorraine Ustaris
The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush

The Power of the Product: Creative, Meaningful, & Daring Ways to Demonstrate Information Mastery

Gwyneth A. Jones, Diane Cordell
Murray Hill Middle School, Maryland & ISTE Board of Directors. /// CyberSmart! Education Company

Rubric for School Innovation: Assessing Your 21C School

Lynette Guastaferro, John Clemente
Teaching Matters, Inc.

Digital and Media Literacies

Kristin Hokanson, David Cooper Moore, Renee Hobbs
Media Education Lab, Temple University


The Great Prohibition: Using Cell Phones Outside the Ban

Lisa Nielsen, George Engel
The Innovative Educator Blog, Blogs.cellularlearning.org

21st Century Teacher Learning: Our Teacher Inquiry Group

Ted Domers, Andrea Gray, Peggy Kaplan, Kathryn May, Molly Thacker
Univ of PA, GSE / Philadelphia Writing Project, School District of Philadelphia / Philadelphia Writing Project, Christopher Columbus Charter School / Philadelphia Writing Project, Parkway NW for Peace and Social Justice / Philadelphia Writing Project, The Arts

The same as it ever was, but does it have to be?

Leo Brehm, Beth Knittle
Sharon Public Schools, Barnstable Public Schools

The Future of Student Inquiry/Research: Environmental Scanning and Scenario Building

Joyce Kasman Valenza, Gwyneth A. Jones, Shannon McClintock Miller
Springfield Township High School, Murray Hill Middle School, Van Meter Community School
Streaming from home? Consider a small donation: