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.
Guiding Principles of EduCon
- Our schools must be inquiry-driven, thoughtful and empowering for all members
- Our schools must be about co-creating — together with our students — the 21st Century Citizen
- Technology must serve pedagogy, not the other way around
- Technology must enable students to research, create, communicate and collaborate
- Learning can — and must — be networked
10:00 – 3:00Spend the day at Science Leadership Academy. EduCon attendees have free admission to the Franklin Institute and other local Philadelphia institutions on Friday.
6:00 – 8:00Panel 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
8:00 – 9:30Reception at the Franklin Institute
8:30 – 9:15Registration/Coffee
9:15 – 9:45Keynote: Leroy Nunery, Deputy Superintendent, School District of Phiadelphia
10:00 – 11:30Conversations: Session 1
11:30 – 12:30Cross-Pollination Lunch or Encienda EduCon
12:30 – 2:00Conversations: Session 2
2:30 – 4:00Conversations: Session 3
4:30 – 6:30Making Connections: "Philly Classic" Dinner at SLA
7:30 – 11:00Network at Philadelphia Field House — 1150 Filbert St
8:30 – 9:00Coffee & Conversations
9:00 – 10:30Panel 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.
10:30 – 12:00Conversations: Session 4
12:00 – 12:30Cross-Pollination Lunch or Encienda EduCon
12:30 – 2:00Conversations: Session 5
2:30 – 4:00Conversations: Session 6
Appleby College, University of Toronto/OISE
The Virtual Learning Academy Charter School, Powerful Learning Practices
Flint Hill School
"I'm From the Education Department and Am Here to Help" and other bedtime stories: A conversation about how to make and influence policy with some who do.
Virginia Commonwealth University (Becker), Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, EdTech (Fallon), New Hampshire Department of Education, EdTech (Higgins), State Educational Technology Directors Association (Levin)
Professionalizing teaching: A guided discussion on what WE (teachers) can do to make teaching more professional.
Teachers, Science Leadership Academy
Science Leadership Academy
Chippewa River Writing Project, National Writing Project
The School District of Springfield Township, Camden County School District