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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 • 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Shop in a Box

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Shop in a Box is the vision of our class, the Model United Nations, at  Thomas A Edison Career & Technical Education High School. Here the students have flipped typical teaching methodology. Students are usually recipients of knowledge imparted by the teacher, but in the Model UN we direct the class ourselves. We decided to build a museum dedicated to exposing the terrible human rights violations that continue to plague our world. But it wasn’t enough. We didn’t want to simply expose problems, we wanted to solve them. We found the answer right where we were. We would package our shop skills into a box and export our education to places where opportunities are limited. They are destined for orphanages in Guyana and Bangladesh, schools for girls in the Dominican Republic, and a school for the victims of trafficking in Seattle. This session will highlight student empowerment and introduce participants to the boxes created by the students. It may not change the world, but it will change someone's world. Come and join us and see how. 

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T.A. Edison Students

Students, Thomas A. Edison CTE High School
Sukhraj Swagmaster Sandhu, Ashbel Benjamin, Javier Chand, Zafar Seenauth Swagmaster and Ash recently graduated from Thomas A Edison CTE High School and were members of Model UN 4.0.    Javier and Zafar are seniors at Edison and will be running for the dais of Model UN 5.0 this... Read More →

Wednesday July 20, 2016 2:35pm - 3:40pm EDT
Newbury - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  Main Conference Session
  • Intended Audience General
  • Strand Creating Vision and Managing Change
  • Session Level All

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