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Welcome to BLC16! Building Learning Communities Education Conference 2016! Join colleagues from around the world who care deeply about bringing the best innovative and practical learning resources to our students. Our 17th BLC education conference will provide you with inspiration, practical skills and expand your professional network with educators from around the world.
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Denise Altobello

New Orleans, LA
About Denise AltobelloCo-Director of NOLA Travelwriters and NOLA Tweens; English Teacher, Trinity Episcopal School, New Orleans, LADenise Altobello, teacher, freelance travel writer and editor, is the Language Arts chairperson and 7th and 8th grade English teacher at Trinity Episcopal School in New Orleans. She and her co-worker, social studies teacher Jenny Velasquez, founded and direct NOLA Travel Writers and the New Orleans T(w)een Travel Writers Workshop.The two long time classroom teachers have developed an integrated and project-based curriculum for Language Arts and U.S. History as well as for English and World Geography.Recently, NOLA Travel Writers conducted the 2011 8-day in-residence workshop for students grades 6-10 from across the United States. Denise and Jenny’s New Orleans middle school students are partnered with Avoyelles Public Charter High School in rural Louisiana in a public history initiative based upon Solomon Northup’s autobiographyTwelve Years a Slave.Denise can be reached at daltobello@trinitynola.com and nolatravelwriters@gmail.com. The NOLA Travel Writers can be followed at http://www.nolatweens.com.