July 23-28, 2017
Join colleagues from around the world who care deeply about bringing the best innovative and practical learning resources to our students. The 18th BLC education conference 2017 will provide you with inspiration and practical skills, and expand your professional network with educators from around the world.
Friday, July 28
SimCity in the Real World
10:45 – 11:45 AM, Berkeley, Boston Park Plaza
Model My Watershed gives students access to real data in real places so they can make informed decisions about their environment. In this data rich world students need to develop systems thinking skills in order to make informed decisions about environmental sustainability. Middle and high school students can problem solve through modeling and hands-on data collection activities based on their local watershed data and use STEM practices to model their environment.
12:00 – 1:00 PM, Berkeley, Boston Park Plaza
Explore dynamic technology-based visualizations and model-based inquiry tools to help demonstrate opportunities for kids to learn about fundamental science concepts at an early age. With the use of models embedded in online stories kindergarten students start to develop a conceptual understanding of matter and its changes.