Day 1: Friday November 11, 2022
*Schedule best viewed on computer

6:00 - 6:30pm ET

Edtalk

Kickoff: What is Web3 and Why Does It Matter in Education?

Join the founders of Ed3 DAO in kicking off this historic conference. We’ll talk a bit about the evolution of the web, the evolution of education, and why web3 is going to change everything.

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Location: Youtube & Ed3verse Edtalk Hall 1

6:30 - 6:45pm ET

Break

Enjoy a break in the ed3verse or IRL!

6:45 - 7:15pm ET

Edtalk

The Internet of Education

The Learning Economy Foundation (LEF) is working on global infrastructure with a wide range of partners like MIT, W3C, LEGO Foundation, The World Bank, UNESCO, and many others.

Digital Promise is a global nonprofit working with educators, researchers, technology leaders, and communities to design, investigate, and scale up innovations that empower learners, especially those who’ve been historically and systematically excluded.

This session will explore big ideas and bleeding edge technology like the Internet of Education, LearnCard, Verifiable Credentials, Decentralized Identity, and new models for bringing agency and opportunity to every human on earth.

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Location: Youtube & Ed3verse Edtalk Hall 2

6:45 - 7:15pm ET

Edtalk

Landscape of Venture Backed Web3 Edtech

Billions of dollars have been invested in web3 while smaller amounts have been invested in edtech.

What is the intersection of this and how will EdTech be impacted by web3?

Will web3 EdTech be the next frontier of investment?

What does this mean for education as an industry?

What does the landscape of venture-backed web3 EdTech look like?

Location: Youtube & Ed3verse Edtalk Hall 3

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7:15 - 7:30pm ET

Break

Enjoy a break in the ed3verse or IRL!

7:30 - 8:30 pm ET

Learning Lab 1

Career Opportunities for the Next Generation in Web3

More than 60% of future jobs have yet to be developed. Brands target metaverses, create their own space and try to connect with youth, just duplicate experiences we have in real life. At the same time, kids from 10 years old actively create and play in Minecraft and Roblox.

What if we can help brands connect with youth via tournaments? What if ambassadors and collaborators are young players who know better than anybody how to supercharge loyalty brands awareness. Our team tested several models where future earning models were presented in collaboration with teenagers from India.

In my talk, I will show how kids can host their own tournaments, collaborate with brands and learn simultaneously. Also, new no-code tools for gamification will be presented in the UGC section. 

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Location: Ed3verse Learning Lab Room 1

7:30 - 8:30 pm ET

Learning Lab 2

Have You Heard of Web3?

Having trouble explaining blockchain, NFTs, and crypto to your colleagues? These emerging technologies can be confusing for teachers who have spend the last two years just trying to manage post-pandemic challenges. This session has been designed to help onboard your educator friends into web3 using simple to understand mental models and use cases. I will take you through the key components of web3 that will transform society and education and cover the future ready skills that are essential for engaging with this transformation.

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Location: Ed3verse Learning Lab Room 2

7:30 - 8:30 pm ET

Learning Lab 3

Education and Your Digital Identity

Autodidacts and self-taught learners have always enjoyed the Internet as a learning environment. However, many times, when looking for work, they are not taken seriously due to lack of "formal" education.

With technology like blockchain and SBTs/NTTs (as well as DiDS and VCs) the online learner can now verify their online learnings and navigate the digital environment with transparency and honesty.

Luis, founder of Lirn.io, will share how these can be implemented in the Web3 space as well as Web2 as a way for onboarding new users in a less risky manner.

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Location: Ed3verse Learning Lab Room 3

7:30 - 8:30 pm ET

Learning Lab 4

School Counselors and Web3

Web3 is a new term that is being discussed in world, national, and state news. New legislation is being introduced because of Web3. Do you know what Web3 is and how it will impact the profession of school counseling? This session will not only address how Web3 will impact the professional of school counseling, but strategies to prepare for this technological change will also be discussed. Participants will also examine how being knowledgeable about Web3 will help promote and enhance students’ career outcomes.

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Location: Ed3verse Learning Lab Room 4

7:30 - 8:30 pm ET

Learning Lab 5

The Emerging Literacies of Web3

The New Literacy Studies (NLS) opposed the traditional literacy discipline that defines literacy as a mental state and mental processes and introduced a new way of studying it: a way that includes social, cultural, historical, and institutional context in addition to the cognitive one. From this perspective, learning is not a solo activity but a social practice. Today each digital tool introduces a new way of making meaning and learning, therefore, comes with its own literacy. Web2-based tools changed the balance of consuming and producing media, organizing groups without needing an institutional player. One step forward, web3 introducing a new way of organizing groups based on incentives, tokenomics and more. Just like web2 did to media, web3 will change how we interact with each other and institutions.

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Location: Ed3verse Learning Lab Room 5

 
 

7:30 - 8:30 pm ET

Learning Lab 6

How Learn to Earn can Empower Students

Learn how blockchain can empower students to fund their future. I'm Principal Rahh, founder of k12 crypto, the first crypto enabled student incentive platform. I'll talk about how crypto and tokenomics can incentivize student learning.

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Location: Ed3verse Learning Lab Room 6

7:30 - 8:30 pm ET

Learning Lab 7

Getting our Students Metaverse Ready

The growing interest around the Metaverse has spread to education but schools and teachers are confused about how they can address something that isn’t easy to define. In this Edtalk, I share my journey understanding the Metaverse and how I am then developing experiences for my students right now with the aim of preparing them for this (not quite clear) future.

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Location: Ed3verse Learning Lab Room 7

7:30 - 8:30 pm ET

Learning Lab 8

Creating Immersive Learning Envrionments

Explore a variety of free, open source tools you can use in your classroom with your learners to create immersive 3D learning environments.

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Location: Ed3verse Learning Lab Room 8

7:30 - 8:30 pm ET

Learning Lab 9

The Blockchain and Nature of Science Credentials

The use of the blockchain in combination with micro-credentials to create student digital portfolios of learning, based on the nature of science competencies of the New Zealand curriculum.

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Location: Ed3verse Learning Lab Room 9

7:30 - 8:30 pm ET

Learning Lab 10

What Would You Put in Your Teacher Wallet?

Educators are required to obtain a professional license to demonstrate their qualifications to teach in classroom settings. These licenses are made up of many different credentials including post-secondary degrees, formal assessments, and continuing professional learning. Verifiable credentials and NFTs open a world of possibilities for the kinds of information teachers may store in a digital wallet. In this session we'll review the work completed thus far and consider what else educators might need in their wallets.

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Location: Ed3verse Learning Lab Room 10

7:30 - 8:30 pm ET

NFT Artist Workshop

Canvas to NFT

From inspiration to composition to creating a generative or a 1-1 NFT collection. This session is ideal for beginners. Perhaps you have an idea but don't know how to transform it into an NFT, or you're going through an artist block, or you're just curious on how the process works. How to create art that's unique and stands out in the space? I'll be sharing my journey, the ups and downs of creating NFT art, as well as answering questions.

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Location: Ed3verse Mastermind Club 1

8:30 - 8:45 pm ET

Break

Enjoy a break in the ed3verse or IRL!

8:45 - 9:30 pm ET

Mastermind 1

Do Androids Dream of Electric Essays? AI and the Future of Writing

When Artificially Intelligent writing apps can generate near-human-level texts, we have to question the kinds of writing we make our students complete in the classroom. Students are already using AI writers and "spinners" to game the essay system. It's time we reconsider the purpose of writing in education: expressing and celebrating human creativity.

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Location: Ed3verse Mastermind Club 1

8:45 - 9:30 pm ET

Mastermind 2

What Students Need to Learn from Web3

Join Dr. Muhsinah Morris, Dr. Temanté Leary, Kai Frazier and Murewa Olubela in a session that delves into providing a roadmap for students, and their parents, to leverage the increasing opportunities emerging technologies create. Education, in general, is evolving. As such, it's imperative we provide students with opportunities to gain tangible, transferable skills for workforce transition.

With immersive technologies, for example, students can build spaces they want to see, undergo scenarios someone in their chosen profession will undergo on a daily basis, and learn through friendly competition. And the particulars of Web3 result in students picking up skills that bolster their mental and financial health. For example, students who learn about NFTs, Cryptos, DAOs, etc. get to pick up fundamentals about intellectual property, a constantly evolving field.

Today, there are different pathways to success and learning opportunities might not necessarily look like a formal 4-year degree. How do we then set up the classroom to meet the needs of ALL learners?

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Location: Ed3verse Mastermind Club 2

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8:45 - 9:30 pm ET

Mastermind 3

Is Web3 trash?

There's a lot of hype around web3 and blockchain. Some of it has the potential to provide true utility across industries but other parts are just... trash.

This session will explore the pros and cons of the web3 movement, hot takes on what has gone wrong and could continue to fail, and a look at the a few gems that show promise for the web3 space. 

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Location: Ed3verse Mastermind Club 3

8:45 - 9:30 pm ET

Mastermind 4

Unlocking Use Cases for NFTs

What are some real use-cases for NFTs and other web3 mechanics as a catalyst for learning? This session will showcase the journey of Invisible College and how they have leveraged some of these mechanics to give learners and educators more tools to capture learner's attention.

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Location: Ed3verse Mastermind Club 4

 
 
 
 

9:30 - 10:30 pm ET

Networking

Metaverse Lovers & Builders

Meet an eclectic group of educators, builders, learners, and explorers interested in metaverse environments. This networking experience is facilitated by Vedx.

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Location: Ed3verse Networking Lounge

9:30 - 10:30 pm ET

Web3 & Edu Project Expo

Builders, Innovators, & Projects

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Location: Ed3verse Main Piazza

Explore the project area in the main Ed3verse environment. Meet with founders, builders, and innovators who are pushing the limits of web3 and education. Choose where you want to go and who you want to talk to!

9:30 - 10:30 pm ET

Gaming & Exploration

Choose Your Own Adventure!

Explore our play spaces and solve puzzles, mazes, and engage in collaborative games with colleagues! You may find a few secret spots and immersive experiences if you look closely! We also have an NFT gallery you can check out!

If you are able to find all the *heart shaped icons* and enter your name in the activated form, you will have a chance to win an Ed3 NFT!

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Location: Ed3verse Play Spaces & NFT Gallery