Building School 2.0: Creating the Schools We Need

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Tuesday 15th March, 2011

5:00pm to 6:00pm (CST)

SXSW explores the ways social media has profoundly changed nearly every facet of society from government to commerce to dating and friendship. Despite incredible societal change, K-12 education has remained largely unchanged. Every day, students leave their smartphones and laptops at the schoolhouse door. As a result, students, parents and teachers feel a powerful disconnect between the time students spend in school and the lives they live outside of it. If school is to remain a vital piece of young people's lives - and our society - it must evolve to help students thrive in our changing world.

This is the notion behind School 2.0. But what will these new schools look like? What are the philosophical ideas that form it? How can we marry the best of what we know about teaching and learning with the use of 21st Century tools to create schools that are engaging, caring, and relevant places of learning for everyone involved? The story of the Science Leadership Academy, a progressive, inquiry-driven, project-based 1:1 laptop public high school will frame this presentation. Conceived as a partnership between the School District of Philadelphia and The Franklin Institute, SLA is considered to be one of the pioneers of the School 2.0 movement and has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School in 2009 and 2010 and has been written about in many publications including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Edutopia Magazine and EdWeek.

LEVEL: Beginner

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Christian Leman

Principal of the Science Leadership Academy Co-Chair - EduCon bio from Twitter

11 attendees

  • Andrea Genevieve
  • Chris Lehmann
  • Paulien Dresscher
  • cindy vermeulen
  • Heleen van Lier
  • Jon Breitenbucher
  • johanna kollmann
  • Laurence Musgrove
  • Katie Koch
  • scldn
  • wilbertbaan

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  •  Chris Heuer
  • Colin Schlüter
  • Jenny Ellwood
  • Bob Jansen
  • John Tokash
  • Kathleen Porter
  • Mez Hopking
  • Michael Lambert
  • Herman Kuiper
  • Patricia Marinho
  • Trish Lawrence
  • TechSmith

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Time 5:00pm6:00pm CST

Date Tue 15th March 2011


Room 9ABC, Austin Convention Center

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