Despite becoming an increasingly dominant aspect of modern society, the digital divide has persisted or even grown worse. Pathways into technology careers are too often only available to those already connected through positions of privilege. Come build a new model, one that is housed in rec centers, libraries, & community spaces!
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).
Looking to change the culture of professional learning? Presenters will highlight best practices in professional development to promote growth in every teacher. This session will showcase the overall professional learning plan, as well as delve into successful professional learning experiences. Attendees will develop a repository of innovative professional learning resources.
You and your students probably take thousands of photos every year. But, besides adding a filter and posting them to social media, what do you with them? Join us to explore ideas for enhancing your professional practice and student learning using photography. Bring your smartphone to fully participate in the learning.
Participants will view the documentary feature Empress of Everything: Messages from a Master Teacher (film made by retired SLA school psychologist Wendy Galson, and Greg Windle, SLA alum) about the last year in a primary school in the home of Denise Dee Haines. Empress of Everything provides the opportunity to watch a master teacher in a richly resourced setting, (as EduCon participants did on Friday!) very different from settings many of us work in. Although her power comes from "the whole package" of her school, watching her work can lead to very specific inspirations.
How might we help equip our students to navigate an increasingly polarized social media landscape and engage in conversations rooted in empathy and our shared humanity?
Are a school leader’s technology knowledge and significant school improvement directly proportional? School leaders from urban, suburban, charter and public networks discuss the connection among technology, innovation, instructional leadership, student growth and school leaders familiarity with technology as the technology director and school leadership roles evolve as technology integration increases.