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PRECONFERENCE

January 25th: 10:00 -- 3:00

Spend the afternoon at Science Leadership Academy. Meetings with teachers, students and administrators to talk about the ideas of School 2.0 and how SLA is working toward that ideal.

January 25th: 5:00 -- 7:00

Conference Kick-Off @ The Franklin Institute: Tour the museum and see an IMAX show as part of your EduCon 2.0 experience!

CONFERENCE

Click here for the description of Conversations.

Saturday, Jan 26th

8:30 - 9:15
Registration / Coffee
9:15 - 9:45
Keynote -- Al Bichner, Deputy CAO - School District of Philadelphia
School Reform -- A District View
10:00 - 11:30
Session 1
11:30 - 12:30
Cross-Pollination Lunch
12:30 - 2:00
Session 2
2:30 - 4:00
Session 3
4:00 - 5:00
Journaling / Reflection Time
5:00 - 7:00
Making Connections: "Philly Classic" Dinner at SLA

Sunday, Jan 27th

8:30 - 9:00
Coffee / Conversations
9:00 - 10:00
Future of Learning Panel Discussion: Questions Submitted by Attendees
Panelists: Will Richardson, Gary Stager, Joyce Valenza, Sylvia Martinez, David Jakes, Chris Lehmann
Moderator: Kristin Hokanson
EduCon Channel 1
10:00 - 11:30
Session 4
11:30 - 12:30
Cross Pollination Lunch
12:30 - 2:00
Session 5
2:30 - 4:00
Session 6
4:00 - 4:30
Journaling / Reflection Time
4:30 - 5:00
Closing Remarks: Chris Lehmann



"Planned" Open Rooms:

Library: Take a break, find conversations, relax.
Room 307: XO Alley -- bring your XO and play! (Yes, the XO will work everywhere at SLA, but we thought people might want a gathering space)

Please note: any wikis set up here are optional and at the discretion of the presenter(s).

*USTREAM RECORDINGS THAT ARE AVAILABLE ARE BEING EMBEDED ONTO THE WIKI PAGES AS NOTED

Session 1: Saturday, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

AVAILABLE RECORDINGS FROM THIS SESSION HAVE BEEN EMBEDED ON THE WIKI PAGES AS NOTED

Title: Influence without Authority: Finding the Common Ground to Frame Innovation and Change
Names: Kevin Jarrett & Sylvia Martinez
Affiliation: Northfield Community School / Generation YES
Room: 204
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 1

Title: The CES 10 Common Principles & School 2.0
Names: Tom Hoffman
Affiliation: SchoolTool
Room: 208
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 2

Title: Advisory: The Soul of School
Names: Marcie Hull & Karina Hirschfield
Affilation: Science Leadership Academy
Room: 209
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 3

Title: Little Green Schoolhouse (or School 4.0)
Names: Jeremiah Patterson
Affiliation: Gladstone School District 115 (Oregon)
Room: 211
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 4

Title: Technology as Transformation: Using Moodle and Other Tools to Transform Teaching
Names: Matt Baird
Affiliation: Science Leadership Academy
Room: 300
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 5

Title: Open Professional Development using Social Software
Names: Robin Ellis and Darren Draper
Affiliation: Quakertown Community SD (Pennsylvania) and Jordan SD (Utah)
Room: 301
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 6

Title: Meaningful Mentoring: The Individualized Learning Plan
Names: Jon Amsterdam, Jeanie Mayer, Greg Goldman, Darryl Williams, Julia Sweeney, Greg Windle, Jordan Young
Affiliation: Science Leadership Academy / The Franklin Institute / Wireless Philadelphia / iPraxis
Room: 308
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 7

Title: Harness Visual Learning for Critical Thinking, Writing, Presenting and Thinking
Names: Jesse Berg, MSIT, MEd
Affiliation: The Visual Leap
Room: 311
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 8



Session 2: Saturday, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

AVAILABLE RECORDINGS FROM THIS SESSION HAVE BEEN EMBEDED ON THE WIKI PAGES AS NOTED

Title: Personal Learning Networks and the Demands of Schooling
Names: Will Richardson
Affiliation: Connective Learning
Room: 204
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 1

Title: Claiming what we Imagine
Names: Dennis Richards
Affiliation: Falmouth MA Public Schools, MASCD, ASCD
Room: 208
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 2

Learning to Teach: First Year Teaching in a Progressive School

Conversation Facilitator(s): Jillian Gierke / Melissa Yarborough / Matt Kay / Kenneth Rochester
Affiliation: Science Leadership Academy
Room: 209
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 3

Title: Tearing Down the Walls - Practicing What We Preach
Names: Vinnie Vrotny / David Jakes
Affiliation: Director of Academic Technology - North Shore Country Day School
Room: 211
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
Local uStream: EduCon Channel 4
Remote uStream Multi-faceted Refractions

Title: Video Conferencing
Names: George Mayo
Affiliation: 8th Grade Language Arts -- Silver Spring, MD
Room: 300
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 5

Title: Promoting Open, Reflective Teaching and Learning in Elementary MST
Names: Wendy Smith & Brian C. Smith
Affiliation: Webster Central Schools & Monroe #1 BOCES
Room: 301
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 6

Title: Public Partnerships: The Science Leadership Academy and The Franklin Institute
Names: Ali Rogers
Affiliation: The Franklin Institute
Room: 308
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 7

Title: We're All Student Teachers
Names: Arthus Erea
Affiliation: Student at Champlain Valley Union High School and owner of MasterMade
Room: 311
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 8



Session 3: Saturday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

AVAILABLE RECORDINGS FROM THIS SESSION HAVE BEEN EMBEDED ON THE WIKI PAGES AS NOTED


Title: What Does Good Teaching with Computers Look Like?
Names: Gary S. Stager, Ph.D.
Affiliation: The Constructivist Consortium/Pepperdine University/District Administration
Room: 204
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 1

Title: Extreme Makeover Library Edition: Learn How to "Pimp" Your Library and Embrace 21st Century Change
Names: Joyce Valenza, Carolyn Foote, Cathy Nelson
Affiliation: Springfield Township High School Virtual Library, Westlake HS Library, Conway MS
Room: 208
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 2

Title: New Media Literacies for the 21st Century
Names: Sharon Peters / Meg Peters
Affiliation: LEARN
Room: 209
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 3

Title: Knowledge in a 'one-size-fits-all' classroom
Names: Stacey Kizer
Affiliation: Pepperdine University
Room: 211

SESSION CANCELLED

Title: Building School 2.0 -- New Tools and Dewey's Dream
Names: Chris Lehmann
Affiliation: SLA
Room: 300
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 5

Title: Authentic Learning
Names: Diana Laufenberg
Affiliation: Mount Elden Middle School
Room: 301
Wiki: Click Here
uStream: EduCon Channel 6

Title: Engineering: The Constructivist Curriculum
Names: Matthew N. VanKouwenberg
Affiliation: Science Leadership Academy
Room: 308
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 7

Title: Student Empowerment: Constitution High School’s Government
Names: Thomas R. Davidson, Marc Brasof, Resa McMillian
Affiliation: Constitution HS, Philadelphia, PA
Room: 311
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 8



Session 4: Sunday, 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

AVAILABLE RECORDINGS FROM THIS SESSION HAVE BEEN EMBEDED ON THE WIKI PAGES AS NOTED

Title: Sense of Place: Effective Learning Environments

Names: Gamal D. Sherif
Affiliation: Science Leadership Academy
Room: 204
Wiki: Click Here * Recording not archived
uStream: EduCon Channel 1

Title: Social Networking in Schools and with Students
Names: Glenn Moses
Affiliation: Odyssey Charter High School and mrmoses.org
Room: 208
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 2

Title: Identity and Learning 2.0
Names: Joe Bires
Affiliation: Marlboro Township School District
Room: 209
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 3

Title: Are we looking closely enough at student experience and motivation?
Names: Dr. Ralph E. Swan, Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology/ Pamela
Affiliation: Chestnut Hill College
Room: 211
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 4

Title: Join the Teach Web 2.0 Consortium
Names: Wendy Drexler and Anna Baralt
Affiliation: Shorecrest Preparatory School and University of Florida
Room: 300
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 5

Title: The Collaborative Writing Process and Web 2.0 Tools
Names: Anissa Weinraub & the Playwrites
Affiliation: Science Leadership Academy
Room: 301
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 6

Title: Urban School Reform
Names: Chris Johnson
Affiliation: Principal -- Ben Franklin HS
Room: 308

SESSION CANCELLED...
PLEASE NOTE:
There were attendees who were interested in this topic and showed up for the session. The students in the room didn't want to "let them down" so they held an impromptu student panel about SLA. The recording of this session is embedded on the wiki below.
Wiki: Click Here
uStream: EduCon Channel 7

Title: What About Education Touches Your Soul?**
Names: Tracy Rosen
Affiliation: Howard S. Billings High School, New Frontiers School Board, Chateauguay,
Room: 311
Wiki: Click Here
uStream: EduCon Channel 8



Session 5: Sunday, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

AVAILABLE RECORDINGS FROM THIS SESSION HAVE BEEN EMBEDED ON THE WIKI PAGES AS NOTED

Title: What is Student Voice?
Names: Sylvia Martinez
Affiliation: Generation YES
Room: 204
Wiki: Click Here
uStream: EduCon Channel 1

Title: They're Never Too Young To Learn
Names: Jennifer Wagner
Affiliation: Technospud.com
Room: 208
Wiki: Click Here
uStream: EduCon Channel 2

Title: Cyber-Mentoring: A Case-Study in Action
Names: Peter Brown / Alison Campbell
Affiliation: The School Collaborative / Science Leadership Academy
Room: 209
Wiki: Click Here
uStream: EduCon Channel 3

Title: Student Led Technical Support
Conversation Facilitator(s): Ted Bongiovanni
Affiliation: MOUSE
Room: 211
Wiki: Click Here
uStream: EduCon Channel 4

Title: Access and Safety: Where's the Balance?
Names: Tim Stahmer
Affiliation: Fairfax County Public Schools
Room: 300
Wiki: Click Here
uStream: EduCon Channel 5

Title: From Tools to Teaching - Battling Information Overload
Names: Marcie Hull
Affiliation: Science Leadership Academy
Room: 301
Wiki: Click Here
uStream: EduCon Channel 6

Title: The Dialogic Practitioner: Becoming Teacher 2.0
Names: Konrad Glogowski
Affiliation: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto
Room: 308
Wiki: Click Here
uStream: EduCon Channel 7

Title: A Fly on the Wall
Names: Pat Wagner, Jason Levy, David Prinstein
Affiliation: A.U.S.S.I.E. consultant; Middle School Principal; Dean of Instruction
Room: 311
Wiki: Click Here
uStream: EduCon Channel 8



Session 6: Sunday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

AVAILABLE RECORDINGS FROM THIS SESSION HAVE BEEN EMBEDED ON THE WIKI PAGES AS NOTED

Title: Intellectual Freedom and Internet Filtering
Names: Carolyn Foote
Affiliation: Westlake High School
Room: 204
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 1

Title: Yes, All Students Should Learn to Program
Names: Gary Stager
Affiliation: The Constructivist Consortium / Pepperdine University /District Administration
Room: 208
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 2

Title: Teacher Technology Adoption
Names: Edwin Wargo
Affiliation: Quarter Mile Lane Elementary School
Room: 209
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 3

Title: Cathedrals of Learning on Your Desktop
Names: H. Songhai
Affiliation: Hope Charter High School, Philadelphia
Room: 211
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 4

Title: Success 2.0: Addressing the Unique Needs of Struggling Learners
Names: Karen Janowski and Chris Janowski
Affiliation: Reading, MA
Room: 300
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 5

Title: Separate but Equal(ly Driven): Owning Educator Learning through 2.0
Names: Zac Chase with Kristin Hokanson
Affiliation: Science Leadership Academy
Room: 301
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 6

Title: Constructivism and Inquiry
Names: Tim Best, Matt VanKouwenberg, Gamal Sherif
Affiliation: Science Leadership Academy
Room: 308
Wiki: Click Here for session notes and UStream Session Recording
uStream: EduCon Channel 7



Conversation Sessions
One of the things we have seen is that more and more presentations are becoming conversations. This conference is going to model "Conversation Sessions" that are interactive and engaging. One possible format: The mini-presentation -- 20-30 minute lectures, with the ability to be Skype/note-chatted, where a speaker takes a position on an issue, explains something, tries to define an idea or just tries to get their head around something. Listeners note-cast the session along with a live audio feed so others can take part. After the lecture, 30-40 minutes conversation where the speaker just joins the conversation around a table, followed by 15-30 minutes where personal reflection takes place.
No matter what format these take -- all of these sessions must have participation built in. Click here for a description of Conversation Sessions.

Blogger Cafe
We've got a comfy library and we're not afraid to use it.

Unsessions
This would be more like what we saw at the EBC, where one facilitator ran a conversation for an hour. I think these sessions would work best around ideas where many people felt a level of expertise or previous investment. Goals for sessions like these might be action oriented? If we all are walking in with a lot of expertise, can a good facilitator build consensus toward a goal? Again, if the conversations were an hour long, I'd want to leave time for a half-hour to reflect and write afterwards. (And again, no reason not to have a Snowball mic on the table and make sure that others can take part. In fact, there's every reason to.)

Pedagogy Sessions
Here's what I want to see more of... specific conversations around pedagogy. Could we have some sessions where folks had agreed to read an article beforehand around constructivist teaching and then had a conversation where we looked at Web 2.0 tools with the specific agenda of looking at how to take the best of progressive pedagogy and apply it to the new world in which we live? Maybe even looking at old language and looking at its limits and where we do and don't need new language? Again... skypecast it, chat it and give time for reflection at the end.

It would also be nice to see these discussions of pedagogy lead to more specific suggestions about how to incorporate these ideas into practice; ie, how will I apply this idea to the lesson/unit I'm starting tomorrow. How do I introduce this to students; what does it look like onscreen, and what does my "classroom" (in quotes because you can define it however you want) look like as a result? Perhaps these sessions could be followed by a series of posts/wiki pages where people brainstorm and archive ideas on using these tools in specific lessons.

Cross-Pollination Lunch**
We'll be offering spaces for folks who went to different sessions to come together and talk about what they've learned.

Getting outside the Echo Chamber

From John Pederson -- everyone is encouraged to bring one person from outside the "chamber" -- i.e. a student, a teacher, administrator or colleague. From Stephanie Sandifer -- and think about options for "skypecasting" discussions/sessions back home to site team members who can't attend.

Conference 2.0 Resources

From Stephanie Sandifer's Change Agency Blog -- we should definitely think about protocols for making it a productive conversation / c