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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 • 11:00am - 11:20am
Teaching History Through Genealogy: An Authentic Learning Experience

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Participants will be challenged to rethink how they do projects. Authentic learning experiences offer students a high level of ownership, problem solving, engagement, and connectivity.

Using the genealogy project as an example, participants will be able to:
* develop an understanding of the power of authentic learning experiences
* transform one of their traditional projects into an authentic learning experience
* design and share ideas for future authentic learning experiences.

note - I call it authentic learning experience, because I have come to value the experience that the student goes through as much if not more than I value the content they are learning during the project.

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John Leighton

This is my 23rd year teaching at Franklin High School. I divide my time between teaching US History and working with the staff to integrate technology as a Digital Learning Integrationist . I coach Unified Basketball, Girls Basketball, and assist the Girls Lacrosse team.

Friday July 22, 2016 11:00am - 11:20am EDT
Statler - Mezzanine Boston Park Plaza