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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 • 11:45am - 12:50pm
Innovation and Blended Learning in an Early Years (K to 3) Classroom

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In Sept of 2015, Surrey Schools launched The SAIL Academy. SAIL is a STEAM program which offers a special focus on developing independent learners, critical thinkers, collaborators, innovators and contributors. In this interdisciplinary program, students learn through hands on inquiry and project based learning.Come learn how SAILs vision can be applied to your early years (K-3) classroom.
Participants will leave this session being able to
• create powerful and productive learning opportunities and experiences for their youngest learners
• create opportunities for students which support independent learners, critical thinkers, collaborators, innovators and contributors
• utilize a blended home/school learning approach which allows families to be an integral part of their child’s learning journey
• support the maker mindset for their students

Speakers
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Karen Lirenman

SAIL Academy, Brookside Elementary, Surrey School District
Bio Karen is an author and award-winning K-3 STEAM teacher who is transforming education by connecting her students with the world using Twitter, blogs, and video conferencing. She has a  hands-on approach to teaching which includes inquiry, project-based, and maker mindset. Her students have choice in how to learn, show, and share their knowledge. Karen is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google for Education Innovator. She recently... Read More →


Thursday July 21, 2016 11:45am - 12:50pm
Beacon Hill - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza