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
  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

Getting in to the (mathematical) conversation

Cal Armstrong
Appleby College, University of Toronto/OISE

Using Technology to Teach Empathy

Samantha Morra
Montclair Public Schools

Leadership - A Missing Piece: Reimagining School and District Leadership

Randy Ziegenfuss
Salisbury Township School District

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

Standards Based Grading: Is it fair?

Kristen Swanson, Mike Ritzius
The School District of Springfield Township, Camden County School District

21st Century Schools: Part IV, A New Hope

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

Promoting Reflection

Jason T. Bedell
JTB Consulting

I <3 PowerPoint.

Christina Jenkins
NYC iSchool + Parsons The New School for Design

Diversifying Your Rolodex

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
Powerful Learning Practice, 21st Century Collaborative

Story Matters Here

Jon Orech
South High School, Downers Grove, Illinois
Streaming from home? Consider a small donation: