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So much to think about after another stellar @Educon at @SLAtweets! I’ve collected my tweets here to dig further into some of the gathered resources. #educon #edchat

It was exciting to be in Philadelphia this weekend to feel Philly Pride in the home of the Eagles (#FlyEaglesFly) and to participate in another Educon hosted by Science Leadership Academy: @DonBuckley kindly took this picture of me upon arriving at 30th Street Station.

Session 1: What does it mean to be a graduate? facilitated by Matt Riggan

Session 2: Future Visioning as a Tool for Creative Thinking facilitated by Becky Lee and Adam Rosenzweig
Here’s a recording from the session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dAqQnxCNF0

Session 3: Assessing Project Based Learning: How Do We Know What They Know? facilitated by Liz Davis, Stephanie Seto, and Katie Morgan
Here’s the recording from the presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFJwrXXdB38

Session 4: Entrepreneurial Mindset in Education facilitated by Jenny Zapf

Session 5: Sustaining Change in Schools and Systems facilitated by Diana Laufenberg and Zac Chase
Here’s a link to the video from the session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEScVwmY_Ls

Session 6: The Evolving Role of the 21C Educator facilitated by Tiffany Wycoff

Plus more to consider:

Here are links to videos from Chris Lehmann’s YouTube playlists of Educon 2018 videos:
1. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCieSOR3Cc9kXX2u15tUzqNw
2. https://www.youtube.com/user/educon204/videos?view=0&sort=dd&shelf_id=0

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Artifacts from our “Digital Fabrication in K12” and “Design Thinking in Schools” sessions at Educon2.5

I facilitated two conversations at Educon today:
1. Digital Fabrication in K-12 with Jaymes Dec and Don Buckley
2. Design Thinking in Schools with Don Buckley

Here is a PDF of the slides from the Design Thinking session:

Below is Jaymes’s budget when he set up the FabLab at Marymount two years ago:


Here are some other images from the day:

Video of the presentations are here:

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TeachIn11 on May 10th is being launched by @chrislehmann at SXSW & @dfaufenberg at NJECC

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As an attendee of Educon, I received a pretty exciting email from Chris Lehmann (@chrislehmann) today. Chris is the principal of the Science Leadership Academy where Educon has been held for the last 4 years. It was about the upcoming Great American Teach-in (GATI) on May 10, 2011 where the primary focus is engaging, recruiting, and supporting student voices in the ongoing discussions and debates about the future of education.

In Chris’s words (on behalf of the Planning Team of the Great American Teach-In):  

At root, the Teach-In is a day to remind ourselves and our students that citizenship means asking questions, finding answers and standing up for what you believe in…and that education must mean that too. Every classroom, every student, every school… drafting a declaration of education.

Using the Declaration of Independence as a primary source document, we will ask all learners, at all levels, to draft their declarations of educational rights. Using provided protocols, participants will work together to draft their next steps for discussing, advocating, securing and maintaining those rights. Using modern tools, participants can post their declarations alongside thousands of students, teachers and parents from all over the country.

Below, I copied information about how to participate in http://www.declarationofeducation.com:

How to Participate

Participation in this event will have three general phases.

1. Preparation

The key piece of participating is to talk with your classes and your community, and to create your declarations. These essential questions and icebreakers can help provide a starting point for the conversation. If you are doing this event in your classroom, feel free to share your plans so other people can use them or be inspired by them.

If you are going to participate, add yourself to the participant list.

If you want to set up an event within your community, add it to the calendar.

If you have a blog, write about your thoughts and preparations on your blog, and tag these posts with the term teachin11. Your post will be aggregated into this site.

2. The Teach In

The date selected for the Teach In is May 10, 2011. At the risk of stating the obvious, you should schedule your Teach In for the time that makes the most sense for you and your learning community.

The essential questions and community-generated teaching resources can help get you started structuring your event.

Feel free to add your event to the calendar.

3. Reporting Back, and Next Steps

Once you have held your event, tell the world about it!

If you have a blog, write about your experiences on your blog, and tag them with the term teachin11. Your post will be aggregated into this site.

If you do not have a blog, there are multiple ways for you to share your participation. Choose the one that works best for you.

Write a Declaration of Education, and share it on this site.

  • Describe your event, and your thoughts about it, by adding it directly to this web site.
  • Make a video about your Teach In, and upload it to to YouTube. Tag it with the term teachin11.
  • Upload images to Flickr. Tag your picture with the term teachin11.

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