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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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Shawn Fortin

Belchertown Public Schools
Director of Teaching and Learning
Beclhertown, MA
Dr. Shawn Fortin is the Director of Teaching and Learning for the Belchertown Public Schools in Belchertown, MA. He has fifteen years of experience in public K-12 education in MA and has used his knowledge of instructional technology to develop and teach coursework for students, teachers, and administrators. His work with leadership and service-learning has been recognized by a variety of organizations interested in advancing humane education—the Institute for Humane Education, the National Youth Leadership Council, and the Pollination Project. He has presented at national and regional conferences on using technology to support student engagement, facilitate service learning, and leverage school-level leadership. Shawn holds a Master of Education degree in Policy, Planning, and Administration from Boston University and a Doctorate of Education degree from Northeastern University where he conducted research on student motivation and engagement with collaborative technology (social media) as a learning tool.