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Philly EdTech Meetup - ReTHINK Philly EdTech (Philly Tech Week)

This event, during Philly Tech Week 2014, mixes the inspiration of a TED conference with the exploration of an un-conference. Local EdTech leaders will each give a 10 minute talk about a powerful idea, experience, or project with the intent of making the audience think more deeply ('rethink') about a topic in educational technology. Then, audience members choose which speaker's interactive breakout session they will attend, with the option of staying in one session or using the 'rule of two feet' to move to a different speaker's session.

Come be a part of this very special evening!

Our Speakers -

Marcie Hull: Students as Administrators

  Technology Coordinator and Teacher, Science Leadership Academy

  Marcie brings a powerful understanding of both the fine and digital arts and their   role in schools. She has established a reputation as one of the top digital educators in the city. Marcie has presented at the National Educational  Computing Conference, PETE&C, the NY Tech Forum and has worked training teachers all over the School District of Philadelphia.

Brian McGowan: Why Learning Theory Is Insufficient to Drive Learning

  Chief Learning Officer of ArcheMedX

  Dr. McGowan is an author, educator, entrepreneur, and mentor. He has spent   more than a decade studying how healthcare professionals and patients learn, and he and his company, ArcheMedX, are currently pioneering a new learning model focused on simplifying the 'natural learning actions.'

Meenoo Rami: Classrooms in a Connected World

  English Teacher and co-chair of EduCon, Science Leadership Academy

  Author, Thrive

  Mixing moments of joy, laughter, risk and encouragement Meenoo pushes her   students to think critically about their connection to the word and the world.  She   has shared her   classroom practice at various conferences  such as: NCTE,  ISTE, ASCD, EduCon, Urban Sites Conference for National Writing Project, and  #140edu.  Meenoo also runs a weekly twitter chat for English teachers called #engchat which bring teachers from around the country together to discuss ideas related to teaching of English.

Dan Lopez: The MOOC is Dead: ReThinking Online Education

  VP of Engineering, Apprennet

  A product of urban public schools in Rochester, NY, Dan has taught in   Philadelphia public and charter schools. He's made use of his engineering   background to found the Lessonsmith lesson sharing platform and to work on   many other EdTech projects. Dan is determined to make online learning   interactive, engaging and effective.

Christopher Rogers: Leveraging a Connected Learning Ecosystem through Technology

  Media & Technology Specialist, Greene Street Friends School
  Co-Founder, Chester Sound Digital Music Lab

   Born and raised in Chester, PA, educated at Villanova, Cheyney, and Penn.  Chris aspires (and persistently attempts) to merge the potential of digital literacy  & the power of social justice education to inspire the next generation of leaders to     dream bigger and love wider.

Brendon Jobs: Developing "Thinkers" for the Unseen and Uncertain Future

    World History & African American History Teacher,                                                          Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP)

     Brendon teaches World History and African American History in the Social Studies department of the Girard Academic Music Program in Philadelphia, PA. He earned an M.S.Ed in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania as a James Madison Fellow. He uses a combination of a class website, Edmodo, and Blogger to communicate with students and coordinate learning activities. Digital fluency is a key learning goal in the classroom environment he constructs each year.


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  • Mary Beth H.

    Great speakers and awesome attendees!

    April 12, 2014

  • Marcus T. W.

    Wonderful event, great speakers and engaging conversation!

    2 · April 11, 2014

  • Christopher R.

    Great bunch of speakers. I might be biased. :-)

    For anyone interested in seeing, reading, participating in more Connected Learning #Philly dialogue, visit us here!

    1 · April 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry couldn't make it, fam emergency.

    April 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very excited about this group of presenters.

    1 · March 31, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Gah! Stuck at work and can't make it. Very disappointed.

      April 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all, I am excited to meet some more fellow ed-techies!

    If you are in the instructional design or eLearning field feel free to join our local LinkedIn group for more announcement of webinars & events like the Philly Ed Tech events:

    2 · April 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      We are also sharing the live streaming events for Bloomsburg University's Instructional Technology program even called CAC. The event streams live footage of learning professionals talking about hot topics in our field. Tomorrow it will showcase student's months of work towards creating a solution to an RFP (it's like Shark Tank meets Top Chef!) It goes on today and tomorrow. Check it out there as well!

      April 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      event* that is

      April 9, 2014

  • Connie B.

    Is there a charge to attend any of the lectures?

    April 7, 2014

  • Karima B.

    Looking forward to it!

    1 · April 5, 2014

  • nicole h.

    Can't wait to hear these awesome lectures!

    1 · March 31, 2014

  • Rob Y.

    Something came up and can't make it. Wish I could be there to meet many of you in person.

    March 31, 2014

  • Marcus T. W.

    Great lineup!

    2 · March 31, 2014

  • Arta S.

    Sorry, I cannot make it. Will probably be "on the road" to Michigan. Oldest grand-daughter turns 10 years old on April 12. Grandma and Grandpa will be there to celebrate.

    March 27, 2014

    • Mary Beth H.

      Congrats, Arta! We'll see you next time.

      March 30, 2014

  • Brian S M.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone!

    3 · March 12, 2014

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