Save the date - Jan. 29-31, 2010 - EduCon2.2

Educon 2.1

January 23 - 25, 2009
Science Leadership Academy
55 N. 22nd St.
Philadelphia, PA

Recorded Sessions

Recorded Stream of Sunday morning's panel

What is EduCon 2.1? EduCon 2.1 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 2.1
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.

Keynote Speakers and Panelists:

  • Saturday Morning Keynote Address -- Dr. Maria Pitre - Chief Academic Officer, School District of Philadelphia
  • Friday Night Panel -- "What Is the Purpose of School?"
    • Joel Arquillos -- Executive Director, 826LA
    • Dr. Molefi Asante -- Professor, African American Studies, Temple University
    • Kendall Crolius -- Founding Partner, The Sulevia Group
    • Jeff Han -- Founder, Perceptive Pixel and inventor of the multi-touch screen
    • Prakash Nair -- Co-Founder, Fielding Nair International -- Architects and Change Agents for Education
    • Dr. Stephen Squyres -- Principal Investigator, Mars Exploration Rover Mission
    • Moderated by Frederic Bertley -- Vice President of the Center for Innovation in Science Learning, The Franklin Institute
  • Sunday Morning Panel -- "What Does School Reform Look Like?"

Scheduled to Present:

Some of the most well-read, most challenging thinkers and doers in the world of technology education school reform will be coming to EduCon. Among those currently scheduled to attend:
  • Will Richardson -- Author of Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Tools for the Classroom
  • Gary Stager -- Executive Director of the Constructivist Consortium
  • David Warlick -- The Landmark Project
  • Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach -- Founder of the 21st Century Collaborative
  • David Jakes -- Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Glenbrook South High School, Glenview IL
  • Sylvia Martinez -- Generation Yes
  • David Bromley -- Big Picture Schools
  • The teachers and students of the Science Leadership Academy
  • And many, many more...

The Conversations / Sessions Have Been Posted!

Keep checking back as more are added!

Join the Educon 2.0 Group on Ning: http://www.classroom20.com/group/educon20
Visit last year's conference wiki for more information.

Pre-Conference Event -- Constructing Modern Math / Science Knowledge

Gary Stager is hosting a pre-conference Constructing Modern Math / Science Knowledge event on Thursday, January 22nd! The line-up is as follows:
  • Brian Silverman has been involved in the invention of dozens of Logo versions (including LogoWriter & MicroWorlds), Scratch, LEGO robotics and the PicoCricket. An incomparable presenter, Brian is a Consulting Scientist to the MIT Media Lab, a brilliant mathematician and master tinkerer.
  • Carolyn Staudt is a veteran science educator who leads professional development for the Concord Consortium. She will be leading presentations and workshops on scientific modeling with open-source computing tools.
  • Ihor Charischak is a veteran mathematics educator and active NCTM member who recently retired from the Stevens Instiute of Technology’s Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education. He will lead workshops on “Mathematics and Computing Innovation for Monday Morning.”
  • Dr. David Thornburg is the Director of the Thornburg Center for Professional Development and The Thornburg Center for Space Exploration. He has been at the forefront of educational technology since the 1970s.
  • Dr. Gary Stager is the day’s keynote speaker and organizer. He is a Visiting Professor at Pepperdine University, Executive Director of the Constructivist Consortium and a popular education journalist.
Registration is $100 before Dec 15th, and you can register as part of your EduCon registration.


Registration for EduCon 2.1 is Open!

http://educon21.eventbrite.com/ -- $150 per person ($100 for School District of Philadelphia employees)
All proceeds go to the Science Leadership Academy.


The Windsor Suites
17th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA
Hotel Information

EduCon 2.1 Store!

What would a conference be without stuff to buy? Visit our CafePress store for all the latest in EduCon gear.

Act 48 Credit:

We will be offering Act 48 Credit for all Certified PA Public School teachers.

For More Information:

Contact Chris Lehmann at chris@practicaltheory.org

Read the blog post with the initial thoughts around the creation of this conference.

[Logo Designed by Julia Sweeney -- 11th Grader at Science Leadership Academy]