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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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Wednesday, July 20 • 4:00pm - 5:05pm
The First Five Days - Building Research Skills at the Start

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Why do today’s learners lack good research skills? Why do they stare blankly when you utter the phrase, “primary source”? If you are an educator that requires effective research skills in regular assignments, then why not set aside the first five days of your class and have students practice these skills exclusively, before you begin your class curriculum? In this session, you will learn how to introduce learners to a more effective approach to internet research. You can then learn how a small sacrifice of time at the beginning of the year can allow learners to use these skills to take charge of their own education, both in high school and in college.

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Ian VanderSchee

IB Math/Algebra 2 Teacher, Coppell High School
Ian VanderSchee is an IB Maths/Algebra 2 teacher and Department Chair at Coppell High School. He received his Bachelor's of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, and his Bachelor's of Education from Brock University, both in Ontario, Canada. Ian has presented at BLC in 2014. He believes in learners owning their own learning, and demonstrates this belief in his everyday classroom structure. He uses the flipped asynchronous model in his... Read More →


Wednesday July 20, 2016 4:00pm - 5:05pm
Berkeley - Mezzanine/2nd Floor Boston Park Plaza