This conversation immerses participants in the process of design thinking and what it means to approach problems with a design mind. Come prepared to form design teams with your Educon colleagues and take a deep dive into the process of design thinking.
During each of the six breakout sessions throughout the weekend, a large number of conversations will take place. This site will help you organize your plan for the weekend and provide the relevant information for each conversation. After signing in, search through the conversations below and mark the sessions you are interested in to populate your personal schedule on the right (or below if on your mobile phone).
Making the Impossible, Possible: A conversation for visionary educators, parents, students and policy-makers.
If YOU could change education, what would YOU do? Join this conversation about our collective commitment to revolutionize learning and what it looks like in our individual spaces. Tell us what you have done, are doing, or will do to transform education in your own sphere(s) of influence.
While policies are an essential tool for managing technologies, effective leaders nurture school cultures that promote and exercise a vision for conscientious innovation with new learning technologies. Come discuss how to develop school cultures where stakeholders share a vision of meaningful technology integration to support 21st Century learning and examine U.S and Singaporean systems where school administrators provide structured support to develop institutional capacity for systemic reform.
In a conversation facilitated by the Philly Youth Poetry Movement, educators will discuss how they might use the performance arts, specifically spoken word poetry, to engage and inspire their students. Techniques from many different writing programs will be shared, and a dynamic writing workshop will be modeled and analyzed.