Talk with the new Chief Academic Officer of Philadelphia about the challenges and opportunities facing Philadelphia education. This session is both an opportunity to listen to Mr. Hackney's ideas and give critical feedback as Mr. Hackney begins his tenure as CAO of this city.
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).
Join Chris Lehmann and Zac Chase in an examination of key theses from their book - Building School 2.0: Creating the Schools We Need. The discussion will center around how participants can return to their places of learning to begin the shift to a more modern education.
With many years of hype behind us around the value of personal networks/networking, this conservations aims to uncover the realities of social networking in teaching, learning, and professional development. Is the PLN dead? Or, do we need to reimagine the role of networks in education?
Whose voices are heard in education (education reform, education technology) circles? While it might be easy to identify (and lambast) the "corporate" voices, are we truly offering and supporting diverse voices in response? Who gets to speak "for" students, for teachers, for change? How can we do better?
What do you believe is the purpose of school? Your role as an educator? We believe a significant piece of both revolves around social justice teaching and learning. Preparing students to be active and engaged citizens requires having difficult conversations and exploring challenging topics. Together we’ll explore the possibilities across K-12.
We know that inquiry driven practices supported by technology can help close the student opportunity gap. In many schools, struggling students, especially those of poverty or color, experience such learning the least. How do our own practices, beliefs and decisions lead to deeper inequities? Join us as we create/share thinking points meant to shift the access ratio, increasing opportunities for the kids that need it most.