Friday, January 29, 2010

Weekend Plans - I'm Going To Educon!

I can't remember the last time that I was this excited about a conference. I am literally minutes away from heading out on a road trip to Educon with @ericconti and @baldy7 (those are their Twitter names). Both are bloggers and educators who share a progressive philosophy about what we need to be doing in our public schools. You should check out their blogs when you have a moment. Here is a link to Eric's Blog and here's a link to Tony's.

Here is a bit more about Educon from the conference wiki:

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.

The Axioms

Guiding Principles of EduCon 2.2

  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
Stay tuned here for more. I haven't told my travel companions yet that I want to film some of our road trip to share the conversations along the way. I am hoping that this will allow us to escalate the engagement level of everyone involved in the BHS community as we continue to make our school the best it can be for the students of Burlington.

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