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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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Thursday, July 21 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Thursday Keynotes

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Speakers
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Mike Pennington

Director of Tecnology, Independence Local Schools
My career began 9 years ago as a student teacher in Garth Holman’s 7th grade world history classes. Garth and I inspired our students to lay the foundations of the first Digital textbook created completely by students for the sake of leaving a digital legacy. The following year... Read More →
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Homa Sabet Tavangar

Global Education Advisor, Growing Up Global
Homa Tavangar is the award-winning author of the acclaimed Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World (Random House), The Global Education Toolkit, and co-author with Yong Zhao, et. al. on the new, 3-book Take-Action Guide to World Class Learners series. She is... Read More →
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Kristin Ziemke

Teacher & Author, Big Shoulders Fund
Kristin Ziemke is a teacher, staff developer and the co-author of Read the World: Rethinking Literacy for Empathy and Action, Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom and Connecting Comprehension and Technology. Recognized as an international expert in literacy, inquiry and technology, Kristin collaborates with organizations around the world to develop learning experiences that redefine school. Currently serving as a resident teacher and learning innovation specialist for the Big Shoulders... Read More →
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Jordyn Zimmerman

Jordyn Zimmerman is a student studying to become a special education teacher. Having experienced special education programs while in school herself, Jordyn hopes to become a catalyst for change in education. Jordyn has been challenging the status quo in specialeducation for many years... Read More →


Thursday July 21, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
Grand Ballroom A - Mezzanine Boston Park Plaza