ECCO hosts an annual spring ECCO Conference where undergraduates present alongside University faculty, graduate students, professional teachers, and administrators to learn from each other the complexities of teaching and learning in context and community. The ECCO Conference is an integral part of the annual Educators in Context & Community learning community program. The Conference is open and free to the general public.
THIS YEAR'S 7th ANNUALCONFERENCE: April 8-10, 2016
Thursday Film Screening & Discussion: Kyle Alvarez's Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)
Friday Keynote Speaker: Dr. R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy, Associate Professor of Sociology and Black Studies at The City College of New York.
Sunday Plenary Speaker: Dr. Nancy Patterson, Professor of Education, School of Teaching & Learning, Bowling Green State University
Conference Presentations: Saturday and Sunday.
Call for abstracts: Due Feb. 26, 2016
We welcome abstracts from researchers and practitioners; community members and organizations; undergraduate, graduate, and PreK-12 students; and PreK-12 and university faculty and administrators.
We seek presentations on any issue facing the field of education so long as the presentations are attentive to the impact of context and community on what is taught and learned. We expect that conference presentations will help us better understand educational issues, tools, and concepts by placing them in context(s).
Please submit abstracts electronically:
Submit Inquiries to:
Dr. Patrick Vrooman, Director
Bowling Green, OH 43403
2015: 6th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Keynote address by Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Associate Professor of Raza Studies and Education Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies at San Francisco State University on "Note to Educators: Hope Required When Growing Roses in Concrete." Film Screening: Dear White People. First Plenary Speaker - Dr. Dawn Shinew, Associate Professor in the College of Education and Director of the School of Teaching and Learning, Bowling Green State University on "Schools and Communities: Places that Make Sense and Have a Sense of Place." Program: 85 breakout sessions, 113 presenters.
2014: 5th Annual Conference
Keynote Address by Matthew R. Kutz, Ph.D. on "Contextual Intelligence: Preparing for the Volatility and Complexity of Modern American Education." Film Screening: Indoctrination: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America. Program: 56 breakout sessions, 131 presenters.
2013: 4th ANNUAL CONFERENCE:
Keynote Address by Mr. Christopher Brewster, superintendent of Santa Fe South Schools, Oklahoma City, OK. "Not Waiting for Superman." Film Screening: Run to the East. Program: 56 breakout sessions, 130 presenters.
2012: 3rd ANNUAL CONFERENCE:
Keynote Address by Dr. Michael Klonsky, Director of The Small Schools Workshop, Chicago, IL. "Public Schools-An Endangered Species." Film Screening: Louder Than A Bomb. Program: 27 breakout sessions, 105 presenters.
2011: 2nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE:
Keynote Address by Dr. Tyrone Howard, Director of Center X, University of California, Los Angeles. Film Screening: Turning Point (Waite High School). Program: 28 breakout sessions, 122 presenters.
2010: 1st Annual Conference
ECCO members presented their inquiry projects. Program: 29 breakout sessions, 108 presenters.