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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

Capturing Learning

Marc Mancinelli
Camden County Technical Schools

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

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

Is Homework "Deliberate Practice"?

Kathleen Cushman
Co-founder, WKCD (What Kids Can Do, Inc.); author, "Fires in the Mind" and other books with students

Professionalizing teaching: A guided discussion on what WE (teachers) can do to make teaching more professional.

Juan Gabriel Sanchez, Matthew Van Kouwenberg, Rosalind Echols
Teachers, Science Leadership Academy

180 Change

Eric Sheninger
New Milford High School

Design Thinking: 21st Century Skills for the Real World (Not Just School-Centric Practice)

Christian Long, David Bill, Ethan Bodnar
Be Playful Design + Prototype Design Camp

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

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

Getting in to the (mathematical) conversation

Cal Armstrong
Appleby College, University of Toronto/OISE

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

Sean Nash, Melissa Corey
Saint Joseph Missouri Public School District

Visual Literacies and Alternative Text

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