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2.Go

Who:
Paul Bogush
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 308

Skype? Wikis? Delicious? RSS? Twitter? Podcasts? Google Docs? 2.Go will cover all the basic 2.0 tools that will be talked about in Educon sessions, and "introduce" you to many of the attendees to help you network. 2.Go is for beginners who are just starting to integrate technology into their lives.

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Discussion: Best Practices for Teaching and Learning at a Distance

Who:
Ted Bongiovanni
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 301

In this session, Ted Bongiovanni, Associate Director of Distance Learning for New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies, will facilitate a discussion of best practices for teaching and learning online. Discussion topics will include: activity design, the management of digital spaces, assessment and program evaluation.

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Elementary School In The 21st Century - How Does The Pedagogy Change? How Does That School Look, Or Not Look?

Who:
Brian Crosby
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 303

We hear that education/schools need to change, to adapt for the 21st century. We even see examples of lessons, projects, technology use. But what is the "big picture?" What REALLY changes? We will look at examples and then outline/brainstorm as a group the "could be's" and "should be's".

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Many to Many-- How Entire School Communities Can Collaborate

Who:
Jim Heynderickx
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 307

Join a conversation about practical ways to develop Clay Shirky's "Here Comes Everybody" concepts in a school community. Be ready to share both successes and set-backs, and discuss the best processes for change.

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Projects in the Math Classroom: Learning Through Doing

Who:
Erin Garvey, Brad Latimer, Mark Miles, Sunil Reddy, Caitlin Thompson
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 207

How do teachers create a curriculum based in projects for a subject grounded in discrete skills? What does project based mathematics look like? How can meaningful projects serve to not only demonstrate student comprehension of key concepts, but also provide an opportunity for students to apply skills and knowledge to practical situations? What role do traditional assessments play in a project-based math curriculum?

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SpeedGeek Learning: A platform for Disruptive Inspiration

Who:
Ben Wilkoff
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 304

What if we created a platform for inspiring disruptive ideas? What if we took the most passionate examples of learning and built them into lasting change for schools? SpeedGeek Learning is people presenting ideas in context, with meaning, for perspective. Let's create the platform for this disruptive inspiration.

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Stager Certified Educators Executive Program

Who:
Gary S. Stager, Ph.D.
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 204

Play your cards right and you can leave this intensive, immersive, engaging and transformative session a Stager Certified Educator, complete with I.D. card, certificate of awesomeness (suitable for framing) and web badge for use on your blog or web site. Some educators don't achieve this much over a lifetime, but you may in less than 90 minutes! You will also gain a greater sense of the issues, ideas and expertise a 21st Century educator needs in order to create more productive contexts for learning. Resources for post-certification learning will be shared.

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Student Assistant Teaching: Completing the Circle

Who:
Alexa Dunn, Joshua Block and SLA Student Assistant Teachers
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 300

The Student Assistant Teaching program at SLA places Senior students in underclassmen classrooms and completes the high school circle experience of teaching and learning. It enriches teacher/student and student/student relationships, builds a multi-leveled community of reflective learners, and reinforces an ethic of care in the classroom and beyond. Please join us for an evocative and stimulating panel discussion with teachers Alexa Dunn and Joshua Block, plus members of the Student Assistant Teaching program as we explore the roots of this program and its success at SLA.

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Subversive PD: Creating a culture of collaboration to bring educators into the 21st Century

Who:
Danja Mahoney, Michael Springer, Beth Knittle
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 309

Why are there still so many educators sitting in the back of the faculty meeting rolling their eyes whenever 21st Century Skills are on the agenda? How can Professional Development be meaningful, effective and important for the uninterested. This will be a conversation about getting ALL educators...
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Teaching Big Ideas to 21st Century Learners through collaboration, innovation, and differentiation

Who:
Zoe Branigan-Pipe and Ben Hazzard
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 211

Presented by a Program Consultant and Classroom Teacher from Ontario - Come see the power of a collaborative and engaging online learning environment that meets the needs of 21st Century learners in elementary and middle schools.

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Thinking Creatively: Inventing the Possible

Who:
Linda Nitsche
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 311

If schools kill creativity, then what hope do we have of helping our students be prepared to devise creative and imaginative solutions to problems in their futures? Come examine frameworks for thinking and working creatively. Explore and experience creativity, innovation, and imagination in action. Reframe your problems into opportunities.

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Tinkering Towards Technology Fluency

Who:
Sylvia Martinez
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 208

Tinkering is a time honored way to learn, invent, and innovate. Yet in schools, tinkering is viewed as wasted time, while instead we teach students to make, do, and invent using rigid procedures with tight timelines. How can we bring the creative benefits of tinkering back to the classroom?

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What If...In the Digital Age

Who:
Jessica Brown, Jeff Evans, Louis Mazza, Paul Wagenhoffer
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 209

We are living in an era where left-brain thinking is no longer sufficient for success; a more holistic approach is required. Daniel Pink, in A Whole New Mind, argues that right-brain capabilities are just as important, if not more. How does this play into school curriculum, pedagogy, and community? What is the value of visual studies and design in a 21st century school?