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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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Friday, July 22 • 10:20am - 11:25am
Minecraft Education Edition: Rethinking Minecraft, Rethinking Learning

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What happens when a team takes a game loved by over 100 million and brings it to classrooms? Go on a journey with us as we develop professional learning, game features, curriculum, and support the 200,000 learners already using Minecraft in their classroom and invite many more to join.

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Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. In education, it’s to empower every student. We believe limitless potential is within every student, every educator, every school. Together we can unlock this potential by providing technology that empowers educators and inspires students.

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Neal Manegold

Senior Manager, Education, Microsoft
Neal has spent the past 15 years blending the best of technology offerings with authentic education opportunities. He taught and designed mathematics curriculum at a charter network in South Los Angeles, and worked in highly capable programs in Seattle. After building a curriculum design and product management organization in an adaptive learning startup, he found his way to Minecraft. He is responsible for curriculum design, educator outreach... Read More →

Friday July 22, 2016 10:20am - 11:25am
Arlington - Mezzanine/2nd Floor Boston Park Plaza