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Looking for the upcoming EduCon 2.3?

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There's a new site for EduCon 2.3 — being held January 28–30, 2011 — online at EduCon23.org.

What is Educon?

EduCon 2.2 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 2.2

  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
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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 the National Constitution Center on Friday.
  2. 6:00 – 8:00
    Panel Discussion at the Franklin Institute: "What is Smart?"—Come to the Franklin Institute to see a group of societal visionaries speak about their vision of the purpose of school in a panel discussion.
  3. 8:00 – 9:30
    Reception at the Franklin Institute
  1. 8:30 – 9:15
    Registration/Coffee
  2. 9:15 – 9:45
    Keynote: Marilyn Perez
  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
    Networking at Rembrandt's, 23rd and Aspen St
  1. 8:30 – 9:00
    Coffee & Conversations
  2. 9:00 – 10:30
    Making Change Discussion: A Panel Discussion with a group of education leaders about how we can reform our schools in both "big idea" and practical ways.
  3. 10:30 – 12:00
    Conversations: Session 4
  4. 12:00 – 12:30
    Cross-Pollination Lunch
  5. 12:30 – 2:00
    Conversations: Session 5
  6. 2:30 – 4:00
    Conversations: Session 6

Scheduled Conversations

Showing 10 random conversations

Bridging the Gap Between General and Special Education

Kathleen McClaskey, Christine Southard
Kathleen McClaskey, Edtech Associates and Christine Southard, Herricks UFSD

UDL and the 21st Century Classroom

Lisa Parisi, Karen Janowski, Paul Bogush, Christine Southard
Herricks UFSD

Moving Beyond the Scientific Method

Darryl N. Williams, Ph.D.
National Science Foundation

SpeedGeek Learning: A platform for Disruptive Inspiration

Ben Wilkoff
Douglas County School District

8.5x11: Sameness, disruption, and design in the classroom

Christina Jenkins
Parsons The New School for Design / NYCDOE

Students (and Teachers) as Creators of Content - Digital Storytelling and Beyond

Samantha Morra
Montclair Public Schools, Montclair NJ.

On the Development of Learning Spaces

David Jakes
Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, IL

ICT Rich Interdisciplinary Education in an ESL Classroom

Dr. Ann Kennedy, Isaac Zawolo, Jeffrey Elkner
Governor's Career and Technical Academy in Arlington

(Re)Imagining Social Media & Technology in Teacher Education

Dr. Alec Couros, Dean Shareski
Faculty of Education, University of Regina

A Student's Vision of Personalized Learning & Real-time Collaboration

Evan Morikawa, Andrew Pethan
Alight Learning Inc / Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering