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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 • 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Creating Student-Driven Learning Experiences and Environments

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One of the most powerful ways to transform teaching and learning is by moving to student-driven learning environments. Two districts in Illinois, along with a high-performing high school in Chicago, asked students to be involved in designing their own learning environments and learning experiences. How can schools and districts support classrooms move from a traditional environment to a student-driven, student-empowered environment? How can teachers gradually hand over more control to students while still meeting teaching expectations? What non-traditional roles can students play during this process?

Participants will leave with examples of:

*ideas of how to begin the shift
*how to give students a voice in their learning experiences
*student-generated, workable ideas to engage students more deeply in their learning
*Design Thinking basics *student-driven learning environment resources


Speakers
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Tracy Crowley

Information Literacy Specialist, Wheeling CCSD21
Tracy Crowley is an instructional leader with a passion for deep student engagement, student directed learning, and innovative instructional practices. She has experience with elementary, middle school, staff development, and administrative experiences. Currently, Tracy is the district-wide Information Literacy Specialist, integrating technology and curriculum across Pre-K through eighth grade. Tracy enjoys learning new things and pushing the... Read More →


Thursday July 21, 2016 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Whittier - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza