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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

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

Michael Wacker
Online Educational Specialist

It Takes a Village to Raise a Program

Jeremy Spry and Rachel Hallowell
Science Leadership Academy

Moving Beyond the Scientific Method

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

What If...In the Digital Age

Jessica Brown, Jeff Evans, Louis Mazza, Paul Wagenhoffer
The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush, Philadelphia, PA

Stager Certified Educators Executive Program

Gary S. Stager, Ph.D.
Pepperdine University & The Constructivist Consortium

Best Practices: Project-Based Learning in Forward-Thinking Schools

Meghan Best, Tim Best, Jillian Gierke
Frances Perkens Academy, SLA


The Future of Science Education?

Rosalind Echols, Stephanie Dunda, Matthew VanKouwenberg, Tim Best
Science Leadership Academy

Managing Filter Failure - Getting to the Good Stuff

Lisa Thumann, Liz Davis
Lisa is the Sr. Specialist in Technology Education At the CMSCE, Rutgers University in NJ and Liz is the Director of Academic Technology at Belmont Hill School in Belmont, MA