9-year-old keynoter with 16k+ Twitter fans to address educators about digital citizenship

Educators from around the world will come together in Boston this summer to tickle their brains, empower their students, and replenish their passion for teaching
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Educators from around the world will come together in Boston this summer to tickle their brains, empower their students, and replenish their passion for teaching

The 18th annual Building Learning Communities (BLC17) education conference, hosted by best-selling education author and keynoter Alan November, will be offering solutions from around the world to empower our students with the skills they need to be lifelong learners. Education conference strands include Critical Thinking on the Web, Authentic Problem Solving, Global Communications, Crafting Vision and Managing Change, Collaborative Classrooms, and Making Thinking Visible.

Alan has handpicked keynote speakers that are renowned for their ability to impart innovative yet practical solutions, such as clinical and organizational psychologist Rob Evans; Christy LaPaglia, director of a school for special needs children; and the wisdom of nine-year-old Olivia Van Ledtje.

Olivia has been tweeting out messages that help kids love authors, books, and big ideas about life from her Twitter account, @thelivbits, since last year. During that short amount of time, she has developed a following that most adults would envy. Olivia will share her insights about building a digital presence, teaching digital citizenship, and what educators should know as they seek to reach her generation of students.

To see the complete list of keynotes and master class teachers, visit our education conference 2017website.

The BLC17 education conference takes place at the recently renovated Park Plaza Hotel in downtown Boston from July 26-28, 2017. Pre-conference master classes take place from July 23-25. Registration is now open, and there are two ways to save on the registration fee: First, register before April 25 to save $50. Second, come with a team and tap potential savings of $200 per person.

Check out the BLC17 downloadable pdf Team Signup Flyer.

High-powered presenters from around the world, coupled with after-hours education and social events, help BLC stand apart from other learning conferences. A large part of its success, and the reason why this education conference is now in its 18th year, comes from its ability to foster professional networking and inspire educators to develop powerful strategies to expand the boundaries of learning. BLC’s mission is to stretch thinking and provide strategies that will raise the bar for learning. Last year, 25 countries were represented at BLC.

To find out more about BLC17, call (781) 631-4333, email info@novemberlearning.com, or visitnovemberlearning.com.

Tweet with the hashtag #BLC17.



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