- Session Two: Saturday 12:30pm–2:00pm
- Room 307
- Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.
- Affiliation: Kaplan and Boise State Universities, Bluefield State college
- Conversational Focus/Audience:
- All School Levels
- Conversation Description:
Should a student-centric, user-generated education be the predominant learning model for this era of the 21st Century? This presentation will begin with a brief overview about how such a model was implemented with upper elementary students. Then, participation in a Socratic Seminar will be used to create a deeper understanding of the philosophical underpinnings, implementation and implications of a user-generated education. Participants will interact with the pre-selected text (e.g., Disrupting Education, The Word is Open) through (1) Wiki and Diigo commentary and highlighting, (2) Socratic dialogue, and (3) backchanneling with Etherpad.
- Conversational Practice:
- The protocols used will those as specified for a Socratic Seminar/Text-Based Seminar. Segments of text (e.g, Disrupting Education, The Word is Open) will provided within a wikipage and through Diigo prior to EduCon. Participants will be invited to interact with the text through electronic sticky notes, comments, and highlighting. A Socratic dialogue will then be used to discuss commentary with an invitation to backchannel through an Etherpad.
- Elluminate Rooms ( instructions for launching Elluminate )
- Stream via Elluminate: Room 307 — Channel B