A gathering for those arriving Thursday to meet, greet and get to know each other. Location: Nodding Head Brewery, 1516 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
Meetups are ad-hoc meetings, outside the formal schedule, that can be organized by anyone at any time (before, after or even during the conference). Feel free to suggest your own meetup or join another.
Want to experience some of Philly's best lunchtime food, then head over to the historic Reading Terminal Market...where locals speak of the "must-eats" and tourists like me stare in wonder at the glorious culinary choices while struggling with severe indecisiveness. We will congregate at SLA at 11:30 and make the 10 block walk to Reading Terminal. Come one, come all. And you might want to bring a backpack to carry back some of the other amazing things you can buy in this really cool spot...from Amish goods to chocolate hearts-anatomically correct chocolate hearts.
For the early risers (or perhaps the never-went-to-sleepers), come start the conversation early over a fresh-baked bagel and a cup of coffee. Any and all are welcome!
Check out the menu here: http://www.spread-bagelry.com/
All #sschat participants and Social Studies teachers - Please join us for lunch to chat all things History, Geography, Government, Tech, etc. Grab a box lunch for $5 on the 3rd floor and then pop across the hall for our meetup in room 303!
This past March, the MacArthur Foundation shared a set of design and learning principles that emerged from their Digital Media and Learning Initiative. These design and learning principles, called Connected Learning (http://connectedlearning.tv/what-is-connected-learning) provide a "new approach to learning" anchored in a rich history of teaching and learning research and theory while also designed to mine the learning potential of the new social and digital media domains. Come "cross-pollinate" with others about these principles, and their possibilities. Bring your lunch bag/box so that we can eat and chat together.
Little Pete's is a totally excellent, authentic Philly diner. It's relatively close to SLA, and a great place to start your Sunday! Come early and stay late (the Sunday morning panel starts at 9:00 am) Map: http://goo.gl/maps/wcG7q
Stragglers gather to celebrate another successful Educon while taking part in Irish John's Quizzo trivia game. Enjoy a pint with new (or old) friends for this irreverent social event. Described as "crass" and "cantankerous", John's quizzo game may not be the best choice for the easily offended. Meet us at Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant, 1516 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102