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Monday, July 16, 2007

Join Me at BLC

I'll be attending the Building Learning Communities conference in Boston starting on Wednesday, July 18 and going through Friday, July 20. I'm excited about the conference as it will be a chance to hear some new voices as well as connect with some old friends. I'm posting my conference schedule here, so if anyone wants to join in on any of the presentations, you can Skype me and we can chat synchronously during the presentations. I'm planning on posting any chat that is particularly engaging as a chatcast on this blog, so, if you decide to Skype, please note that your chat comments may appear in a post.

Here is my schedule, all times are US Eastern time zone

Tuesday: July 17, 2007

Travel day and Red Sox vs. Kansas City, Fenway Park (no Skype available!)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Moving Beyond the Wow Factor in Google Earth, Dean Shareski 7:30-8:30

Welcome to BLC, Alan November 8:30-9:00

KEYNOTE: Moving from Personal Knowledge to Global Contribution, Tim Tyson 9:00-10:00

Lights, Camera, Learn: Movie-Making Made Simple and Fun-Marco Torres 10:20-11:20

The True 21st Century Literacy is Programming-Mark Prensky 11:30-12:30

Is Your Public Body Public? Ewan McIntosh 1:45-2:45

Boston-Quincy Market, dinner at Legal Seafood

Thursday, Jul 19, 2007

Keynote: Online Communities of Learning: Lesson from the Worlds of Games and Play, Professor Angela McFarlane, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK 8-10:00

UNDECIDED: Leadership: Managing the Transition. Alan November, or Podcasting with Purpose, Bob Sprankle 10:30-11:30

UNDECIDED: The Death of the Classroom and the Rebirth of Learning in the 21st Century: How Technology Changes the Meaning of Learning, Mark Prensky, or The Hype about Skype, Brian Mull 11:40-12:40

Getting and Assessing 21st Century Knowledge and Skills, Bob Perlman, 1:45-2:45

Dinner Cruise on the Charles River

Friday, July 20, 2007

Digital Ink: Tablet PC's Enhancing Learning Experiences, 7:30-8:20

KEYNOTE: Digital Citizenship in a Global Economy: The Internet Revolution and its implications for Education, Dr. Yong Zhao, 8:30-10:00

New Tools, New Pedagogies: Developing Expert Voices, Darren Kuropatwa, 10:20-11:20

Designing High School 2.0: Philadelphia's Science Leadership Academy Case Study, Christian Long and Chris Lehmann, 11:30-12:30

Depart conference for airport 1:00 pm

tags: blc07 blc2007

All photos from Flickr Creative Commons Attribution pool, boston skyline photo by plutor, Fenway photo from mbonocore, Quincy Market photo from Cirophono


  • At 3:29 PM , Anonymous Neil Hokanson said...

    Hello David! I will also be on my way to the Building Learning Communities conference tomorrow! It will be a great opportunity and learning experience. Are you sure you don't want to be Skyped at the Red Sox/Royals game!?! ;-) Enjoy the baseball!

  • At 7:50 PM , Anonymous Dean Shareski said...

    Your Wednesday might be a fit for me as well....haven't had a chance to plot out much yet. Hope to arrive in Beantown early tomorrow afternoon.

  • At 11:17 PM , Blogger David said...

    Sounds good, Dean. Let me know-Legal Seafood rocks.

  • At 5:52 PM , Anonymous JenWagner said...

    I would like to do Podcasting with a purpose -- if you decide to do that one............

    Skype: JenW0424

  • At 10:42 PM , Blogger David said...

    Yes, I think I will do that, met Bob Sprankle today and can't resist.


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