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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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Christine Bates

Edith C. Baker School, Brookline, MA
First Grade Classroom Teacher
Brookline, MA
Christine Bates has been teaching first grade in Brookline, Massachusetts for seven years and loves working with this fun age group. The students she works with are from around the world and bring a global perspective to her classroom. Christine began integrating technology into her classroom after she attended BLC14. Since then, she and her students have enjoyed using technology on a daily basis. Twitter and individual student portfolio blogs have enabled her students to connect with classrooms around the world and make learning visible. This year Christine used technology to showcase the work her students were doing with mindset and grit. Christine graduated from Bentley University and has her Master’s in Integrated Elementary and Special Education from Wheelock College. Prior to teaching Christine, worked at a K-12 independent school in New York City in Development.