Teachers Teaching Teachers #185 – Did Educon 2.2 Make Us Smarter? – 02.03.10
On this podcast a few of us who attended Educon 2.2 reflect on our learning there. Appropriately enough, we were guided in this reflective conversation by:
- Hannah, a student from The Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia
- her history teacher Diana Laufenberg
- their Principal, Chris Lehmann
On this podcast you’ll hear what four teachers, three of us from different Writing Projects, had to say just a few days after ther conference. You’ll hear from:
- Paul Allison, New York City Writing Project
- Joe Conroy, NWP at Rutgers University Writing Project (Don’t miss Joe’s video, below.)
- Gail Desler, Area 3 Writing Project in Northern California
- Dolores Gende, Academic Technology Coordinator and Physics teacher from Dallas, Texas
If you were at Educon, we hope you’ll be able to compare notes with us. If you were not able to make it, perhaps this podcast can suggest why there’s so much interest in Educon!
Here’s how the organizers of EduCon 2.2 describe the conference:
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.
Guiding Principles of EduCon 2.2
- Our schools must be inquiry-driven, thoughtful and empowering for all members
- Our schools must be about co-creating — together with our students — the 21st Century Citizen
- Technology must serve pedagogy, not the other way around
- Technology must enable students to research, create, communicate and collaborate
- Learning can — and must — be networked
Enjoy Joe Conroy’s Video!
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Click Read more to see a copy of the chat that was happening during the webcast.