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Apr. 24, 2017

Podcast with Dr. Zoran Popivic: Learning from Learning Games

Only listen to this podcast if you want your mind blown about how we can re-think motivation and achievement, especially for our lowest performing students. Get ready to unlearn! Dr. Zoran Popovic is a seminal thinker and researcher who leads the game learning group at the University of Washington and we are proud to announce will be keynoting BLC17 in Boston July 26th.

Join us at BLC17 to share strategies to teach critical thinking on the web and many other leading edge topics. BLC17 is Massive fun for the brain and heart. Education Conference 2017

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Mar. 6, 2017

Lee Ann Potter – Primary Source Documents and Media Across the Curriculum

This podcast was produced in partnership with Cisco Education

Lee Ann Potter is the Director of Education Outreach for the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Join us at BLC17 to share strategies to teach critical thinking on the web and many other leading edge topics. BLC17 is Massive fun for the brain and heart. Education Conference 2017

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Feb. 27, 2017

Dr. Eric Mazur – Moving from Paper to Digital

This podcast was produced in partnership with Cisco Education

Dr. Eric Mazur is the Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics and Area Dean for Applied Physics at Harvard University. He joins Alan to discuss his classrooms evolution of learning from paper to digital.

Join us at BLC17 to share strategies to teach critical thinking on the web and many other leading edge topics. BLC17 is Massive fun for the brain and heart. Education Conference 2017

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Feb. 13, 2017

Dr. Rob Evans – Managing Change

This podcast was produced in partnership with Cisco Education

Dr. Rob Evans is a psychologist and school consultant. He joins Alan to discuss how to manage change and sustain success.

Join us at BLC17 to share strategies to teach critical thinking on the web and many other leading edge topics. BLC17 is Massive fun for the brain and heart. Education Conference 2017

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Jan. 31, 2017

Dr. Michael Fullan – The Role of a School Leader

This podcast was produced in partnership with Cisco Education

Dr. Michael Fullan is an international expert on leadership and managing change. His work is research based across networks of schools with serious results. This podcast covers select concepts of the role of the school leader in building cultures that support innovation.

Join us at BLC17 to share strategies to teach critical thinking on the web and many other leading edge topics. BLC17 is Massive fun for the brain and heart. Education Conference 2017

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May. 20, 2016

Linda Liukas Podcasts

Linda Liukas, from Helsinki, Finland, is a children’s book author and developer who has pioneered a very fresh approach to teaching young children to think like an inventor on their way to learning how to code. Linda is our final keynote at BLC16.

1. Linda Liukas on teaching children to think like inventors

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2. Linda Liukas, a […]

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May. 3, 2016

Ted Dintersmith on his film, “Most Likely To Succeed”

Reflections of Ted Dintersmith on the impact of his wildly successful education documentary, “Most Likely To Succeed”.

Ted will be at BLC16 to showcase rough cuts of his next film and discuss Most Likely To Succeed.

Join us at BLC17 to share strategies to teach critical thinking on the web and many other leading edge topics. BLC17 is Massive fun for the brain and heart. Educational Conference for teachers 2017

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Jul. 14, 2015

David Malan on CS50 for AP CS Principles curriculum

David will be returning to BLC16 Education Conference to announce how Middle and High School around the world can enroll in CS50 AP and be supported by their home teacher.

David Malan joins Alan to offer a glimpse of CS50 AP, an adaption of CS50 for high schools that will satisfy the new AP CS Principles curriculum.

CS50 is Harvard University’s introductory course for majors and non-majors alike, a one-semester amalgam of courses generally known as CS1 and CS2. In 2007, we set out to alter the course’s style and tone to resonate with those “less comfortable” and “more comfortable” alike, albeit without […]

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Jun. 4, 2015

BLC Preview with Blake Copeland

Today, Alan speaks with Blake Copeland, who will be one of the keynote panel speakers at BLC15 this summer in Boston. Alan and Blake discuss the lack of computer programming courses offered at the high school level and Blake’s drive to learn outside of the classroom.

To join the fun yourself, this July in Boston, visit http://www.novemberlearning.com/blc.

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Mar. 17, 2014

Motivating Learners with Khan Academy – An Interview with Bonnie Murphy

Today, Alan speaks with Bonnie Murphy, fifth grade teacher at Bryantville Elementary School in Pembroke, Massachusetts. Bonnie explains her students increased motivation in math through the use of Kahn Academy, even after being initially hesitant in implementing the site into her class.

Bonnie is a past participant of our Building Learning Communities Conference, and she told us that the event led to tremendous professional growth. To join the fun yourself, this July in Boston, visit http://www.novemberlearning.com/blc.

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