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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

The Art of the Remix: Collaborative Writing in the Social Media Classroom

Dr. Leif Gustavson, Vanessa Scanfeld
Arcadia University, MixedInk

Ditch the classroom, embrace the world, and integrate Adventure Learning

Dr. George Veletsianos
University of Texas at Austin

In front/behind the Network

Marcie Hull, Chris Alfano
Science Leadership Academy

Direct and Explicit Instruction Virtually? Yes! Of course, why not?

Michael Wacker
Online Educational Specialist

Copyright Clarity: The Future of intellectual property in a Remix Generation

Kristin Hokanson
Temple Media Education Lab / Upper Merion Area HS

User-Generated Education: An Authentic Student-Centric Model of Education

Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.
Kaplan and Boise State Universities, Bluefield State college


Teaching Teachers: How students can help teachers adapt to working in a new learning environment.

Jeff Kessler, Tyrone Kidd, Juan Gabriel Sanchez, Erin Garvey
Science Leadership Academy

What Free Improvisational Music and Networked Learning Have in Common

Shelly Blake-Plock
TeachPaperless.com and the High Zero Foundation

Youth Voices - A Social Network Where Teachers Nurture Student-to-Student Conversation

Paul Allison
East-West School of International Studies and New York City Writing Project