Educon 2.0 -- January 25-27, 2008

Science Leadership Academy

Philadelphia, PA


http://educon20.wikispaces.com/

Join the Facebook EduCon 2.0 Group!

CALL FOR CONVERSATIONS -- Proposals Due Nov. 1st

The blog post with the initial thoughts.

EduCon 2.0 is both a conversation and a conference.

And it is not a technology conference. It is an education conference. It is a School 2.0 conference. It is, hopefully, an innovation conference where we want to come together, both in person and virtually, to discuss the future of schools. We are looking for people to present ideas, facilitate conversations, and share best practice.

The Axioms / Guiding Principles of EduCon 2.0:

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.

Cost: $50 ($80 after January 16th) -- Payable to the Science Leadership Academy

Register TODAY At http://educon20.eventbrite.com



About the Science Leadership Academy


"The Science Leadership Academy (SLA) is a new Philadelphia public high school that opened its doors on September 7, 2006.
Developed in partnership with The Franklin Institute and its commitment to inquiry-based science, the SLA will provide a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum with a focus on science, technology, mathematics and entrepreneurship. Students at the SLA will learn in a project-based environment where the core values of inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation and reflection are emphasized in all classes."
Teaching with Web 2.0 tools are at the core of the SLA experience (Steve Sokoloski)


About Chris Lehman

Chris Lehman is the Principal of the Science Leadership Academy. He is one of the most thoughtful and articulate bloggers on new directions in teaching, including integrating Web 2.0 tools (IMHO - Steve Sokoloski). Read his blog Practical Theory.