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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

Managing Life and Personal Learning Environments in the 21st Century

Brandon Lutz, Tracey McGrath, Lori Sheldon, Scott Snyder
School District of Philadelphia, Wayne Highlands SD, West Shore SD; all) PAECT

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

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

The Democratization of the Classroom in the 21st Century

Matt Baird and Doug Herman
Science Leadership Academy

Falling Down the "Alice Project" Rabbit Hole: Inverting Traditional HS English Research and Writing

Christian Long, Jason Kern, Benedikt Kroll and Michael Nathman
The Oakridge School, Arlington, TX

Using Technology to Foster Exploration and Reflection in Science

Lucy Gray and Debbie Leslie
University of Chicago Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education

The Future of Science Education?

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


Redefining "Schooly" Texts

Joshua Block, Molly Buckley and Alexa Dunn
Science Leadership Academy and the University of Pennsylvania

Taking the load off a learner's mind: Cognitive Load Theory in Education

Christopher Craft
University of South Carolina

Papert Matters: Thinking About Children, Computers and Powerful Ideas

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