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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

Digital and Media Literacies

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

Using Technology to Teach Empathy

Samantha Morra
Montclair Public Schools

Promoting Reflection

Jason T. Bedell
JTB Consulting

History, history

Margaret Graham, Melissa Mandell, Matt Herbison
Drexel U College of Medicine Legacy Center

Shifted Learning - Proposing a Guild Concept for Learning Online

John Pederson, Julia Fallon, Greg Thompson
Night Elf Rogue, Gnome Mage, Night Elf Rogue

From Day One: An approach to information literacy across the curriculum

Sean Nash, Melissa Corey
Saint Joseph Missouri Public School District

Et Tu, Brute? Crowdsourcing The Death Of The Textbook

Bill Fitzgerald
Founding Partner, FunnyMonkey

Making Kids Professionals: SLA's Rough Cut Productions (Research And Design Lab)

Douglas F. Herman
SLA Staff (Director, Rough Cut Productions)

Lessons for K-12 from the Best Preschools in the World

Gary S. Stager Ph.D.
The Constructivist Consortium

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

Darren Draper, Dave Doty, Scot McCombs
Canyons School District
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