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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

Using Google Docs to Improve Student Writing

Larissa Pahomov
Science Leadership Academy

Project-based Learning in the Language Classroom

Melanie Manuel, Jillian Gierke

Scheduling What is Important

Pia Martin, Marcie T. Hull

Shifted Learning - Proposing a Guild Concept for Learning Online

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

From #chat to #do - Taking action with your PLN

Eric Brunsell, Elizabeth Alderton, Damian Bariexca
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Blended Learning Opportunities - How Do We Extend the Walls of School?

Tony Baldasaro
The Virtual Learning Academy Charter School, Powerful Learning Practices

21st Century Schools: Part IV, A New Hope

John Schinker, Alvin Trusty
Brecksville-Broadview Hts (OH) City Schools, University of Findlay

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

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

Charting a New Course

Michael Farrell, Raymond Lucci, Joshua Newman, Luke Van Meter
Science Leadership Academy

District, School and Classroom Structures to Support Learning

Pam Moran, Becky Fisher, Paula White, Shelby Bowen, Gwedette Crummie
Albemarle County Public Schools
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