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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 • 11:45am - 12:50pm
Technology for Student Ownership

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Technology for Student Ownership"Technology can be a captivating tool that pulls students into learning, but how do we get students to own their learning? Garth and I had our students drive our world history class and they became inspired learners that left digital footprints worth following. Come learn how we engaged students and made learning a journey, not just a destination. In this session we will discuss and see examples of:
1. Essential Questions: Designed by students, for students and a catalyst for student ownership
2. Autonomous Units of study: Allow kids the freedom to create, while giving yourself an opportunity to work with the students that need you most
3. Digital Publishing: How do we allow students to leave digital footprints worth following.

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avatar for Mike Pennington

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 I became a 7th grade world history teacher at Chardon Local Schools and Garth and I co-taught between our two districts for the next 8 years. Our students... Read More →


Wednesday July 20, 2016 11:45am - 12:50pm
Whittier - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza