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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
Read the World: Literacy for a Digital Culture

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Today’s digital classroom seeks to combine rich literacy instruction with 21st century tools to engage students in meaningful learning experiences. New devices invite students to read beyond the text and use multimedia--images, video, infographics--to add layers to their thinking. In this new learning landscape, we rethink what it means to “read” and craft lessons that explicitly teach students to analyze a photo, closely read a video clip and read the world. We’ll investigate new entry points for all learners and share ideas for empowering students to author their own messages as content creators in this participatory digital culture. 

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Kristin Ziemke

Author and Education Consultant, Ziemke Consulting, LLC
Kristin Ziemke celebrates innovative learning practices where thinking is at the heart of the curriculum. Author of Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom and co-author of Connecting Comprehension and Technology, Kristin pairs best practice instruction with digital tools to transform learning in the classroom and beyond.  A teacher and learning innovation specialist for the Big Shoulders Fund in Chicago, Kristin works... Read More →

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