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Sunday, July 23
 

12:00pm EDT

BLC Information Center Open - Information and Registration
Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Georgian Coat Room Boston Park Plaza
 
Monday, July 24
 

7:00am EDT

BLC Information Center Open - Information and Registration
Monday July 24, 2017 7:00am - 5:30pm EDT
Georgian Coat Room Boston Park Plaza
 
Tuesday, July 25
 

7:00am EDT

BLC Information Center
Tuesday July 25, 2017 7:00am - 3:00pm EDT
Georgian Coat Room Boston Park Plaza

5:00pm EDT

Opening Reception and Main Conference Registration
Don’t miss out! Join us in the Plaza Ballroom to kick off BLC17. Pick up your registration materials in the Statler Room, and then head to the ballroom across the hall to meet and mingle.

Tuesday July 25, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Grand Ballroom B Boston Park Plaza
 
Wednesday, July 26
 

7:00am EDT

BLC Information Center Open - Information and Registration
Wednesday July 26, 2017 7:00am - 5:30pm EDT
Georgian Coat Room Boston Park Plaza

7:30am EDT

Continental Breakfast
Wednesday July 26, 2017 7:30am - 9:00am EDT
Grand Ballroom B Boston Park Plaza

11:30am EDT

Paul and Peter Reynolds - Book Signing
Speakers
avatar for Paul A. Reynolds

Paul A. Reynolds

CEO, FableVision Learning
Paul is the CEO and Co-Founder of Boston-based FableVision, which creates and distributes original educational media, mobile games and apps designed to move the world to a better place. Paul has helped build the multimillion-dollar firm into an internationally recognized multimedia... Read More →
avatar for Peter H. Reynolds

Peter H. Reynolds

Founder, FableVision Learning
Creativity champion, Peter H. Reynolds, is a NY Times best-selling author/illustrator and founder of FableVision, an award-winning educational multi-media company co-located at the Boston Children’s Museum. Published in over 25 languages, Peter's books The Dot, Ish, Rose's... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Mezzanine Boston Park Plaza

1:00pm EDT

Joy Kirr - Book Signing
Joy Kirr will sign copies of her new book Shift This!: How to Implement Gradual Changes for MASSIVE Impact in Your Classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Kirr

Joy Kirr

7th grade ELA Teacher, Thomas Middle School, Arlington Heights, IL
Joy was first a special education teacher of deaf & hard-of-hearing students, and next became a reading specialist and National Board Certified. Now in her 25th year of teaching, she learns alongside 7th graders. Joy is passionate about students owning their own learning, doesn’t... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Mezzanine Boston Park Plaza

2:30pm EDT

Alan November - Book Signing
Join Alan November for a chat while he signs his best-selling books "Who Owns the Learning" and others!

Speakers
avatar for Alan November

Alan November

Senior Partner & Founder, November Learning
Alan November is an international leader in education technology. He began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counsellor at an island reform school for boys in Boston Harbor. While Alan was a computer science teacher in Lexington, Mass, one of his students published an... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Mezzanine Boston Park Plaza

5:30pm EDT

Meet in the Lobby to walk to FableVision
Join Marcy and Lelia to walk through lovely Boston to the FableVision Studios!
Wear comfortable shoes - it is a little over a mile to walk.

Speakers
avatar for Marcy Reed

Marcy Reed

Co-Director, BLC16, November Learning
Marcy joined the BLC Staff during the early years of Building Learning Communities, and has been an active participant at BLC each summer since BLC's debut at Roger Williams College!Marcy is an educator with years of experience at the secondary level where she has taught subjects... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 5:30pm - 5:35pm EDT
Main Lobby Boston Park Plaza

6:00pm EDT

FableVision Reception
Explore the creative spaces of the FableVision Studios. Meet authors and creators Paul and Peter Reynolds, and enjoy a glass of wine overlooking the Boston Tea Party museum. BLC attendees can walk with BLC Staff ( a little over a mile - weather permitting - wear comfortable shoes) or take public transportation. This is a no-miss!

See the attached walking directions!

Speakers
avatar for Paul A. Reynolds

Paul A. Reynolds

CEO, FableVision Learning
Paul is the CEO and Co-Founder of Boston-based FableVision, which creates and distributes original educational media, mobile games and apps designed to move the world to a better place. Paul has helped build the multimillion-dollar firm into an internationally recognized multimedia... Read More →
avatar for Peter H. Reynolds

Peter H. Reynolds

Founder, FableVision Learning
Creativity champion, Peter H. Reynolds, is a NY Times best-selling author/illustrator and founder of FableVision, an award-winning educational multi-media company co-located at the Boston Children’s Museum. Published in over 25 languages, Peter's books The Dot, Ish, Rose's... Read More →




Wednesday July 26, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
FableVision Studios 308 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
 
Thursday, July 27
 

7:00am EDT

BLC Information Center
Thursday July 27, 2017 7:00am - 5:30pm EDT
Georgian Coat Room Boston Park Plaza

7:30am EDT

Continental Breakfast
Thursday July 27, 2017 7:30am - 9:00am EDT
Grand Ballroom B Boston Park Plaza

11:45am EDT

Joy Kirr - Book Signing
Joy Kirr will sign copies of her new book Shift This!: How to Implement Gradual Changes for MASSIVE Impact in Your Classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Kirr

Joy Kirr

7th grade ELA Teacher, Thomas Middle School, Arlington Heights, IL
Joy was first a special education teacher of deaf & hard-of-hearing students, and next became a reading specialist and National Board Certified. Now in her 25th year of teaching, she learns alongside 7th graders. Joy is passionate about students owning their own learning, doesn’t... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 11:45am - 12:30pm EDT
Mezzanine Boston Park Plaza

6:00pm EDT

LearnLaunch Summer Edtech Showcase
LearnLaunch Summer Edtech Showcase and Reception - Register here

Boston is an epicenter for the development of edtech products and some of the best and brightest companies in edtech can be found right here in Boston's Innovation District. On Thursday, July 27th, from 6pm - 8pm, LearnLaunch is hosting a showcase featuring over 30 companies, including graduates from the LearnLaunch Accelerator and other education companies from the broader Boston edtech community. 
Educators interested in new edtech innovations, those seeking to grow and connect with developers in the edtech space, and those simply wanting to know more about the future of education should attend.
We will serve food and refreshments, pitches, demos, and opportunities to play and give feedback on edtech tools.

Thursday July 27, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
LearnLaunch 281 Summer Street Flr. 2 Boston, MA 02210
  BLC Event
  • Cost Free for BLC attendees!

7:30pm EDT

Global Networking - An informal gathering - come prepared to engage in a topic!
Join Alan November to meet people from across the world who share your educational interest. Make new connections and enjoy a lively discussion! This is a 'Birds of a Feather' session - suggest a topic or group who should meet and share. 

(Let Marcy know what your category or topic is - Marcy@NovemberLearning.com)




Speakers
avatar for Alan November

Alan November

Senior Partner & Founder, November Learning
Alan November is an international leader in education technology. He began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counsellor at an island reform school for boys in Boston Harbor. While Alan was a computer science teacher in Lexington, Mass, one of his students published an... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Georgian Boston Park Plaza

9:00pm EDT

Annual BLC Bash
Enjoy great music and amazing desserts with your BLC17 community! 

Thursday July 27, 2017 9:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Georgian Boston Park Plaza
 
Friday, July 28
 

7:30am EDT

Continental Breakfast
Friday July 28, 2017 7:30am - 9:00am EDT
Grand Ballroom B Boston Park Plaza

7:30am EDT

BLC Information Center
Friday July 28, 2017 7:30am - 3:00pm EDT
Georgian Coat Room Boston Park Plaza

2:30pm EDT

November - Next Steps and Final Reflection
Join Alan November for a discussion on Next Steps and a wrap up of the best BLC ever!

Speakers
avatar for Alan November

Alan November

Senior Partner & Founder, November Learning
Alan November is an international leader in education technology. He began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counsellor at an island reform school for boys in Boston Harbor. While Alan was a computer science teacher in Lexington, Mass, one of his students published an... Read More →


Friday July 28, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm EDT
Georgian Boston Park Plaza