2017 Review


2017 Pre-Conference Summit Notes

BPLC17 Presentations

BPLC Podcasts

Kim Loomis, Clark County School District, NV
Jonathan Hanover, Roots Elementary School, CO
Stepan Mekhitarian, Los Angeles Unified School District, CA
Steve Kossakoski, VLACS
Rebekah Kim, Midway Elementary School
David Richards, Fraser Public Schools, MI
Scott Frauenheim, Distinctive Schools


Last spring, 200 experts from around the country convened for our Pre-Conference Summit and more than 1,000 joined us for the BPLC17 Saturday Conference.  Over 55% of BPLC17 participants were teachers, 12% were building leaders and 8% were district administrators.  Participants hailed from 32 states and 3 countries outside of the United States.  BPLC17 featured eighty-seven presenters from 43 organizations - as well as 31 vendors.

On Friday, participants toured exceptional local schools and classrooms during our small pilot site visit strand, and national experts were invited to join high level conversations on best practices and national trends.

On Saturday, participants attended sessions, explored the EdUnderground tech playground, received personalized support in the Learn-It Lounge, and heard young companies and organizations pitch ideas.

For more information on conference metrics, check out the BPLC17 Conference Report

Feedback from all stakeholders has encouraged the BPLC team to expand program opportunities for BPLC18. Check back in the fall for more updates and details on BPLC18 programming. Check back in the fall for more updates and details on BPLC18 programming.

“I loved the opportunity to interact with well-informed, respected educators in the field at the Pre-Conference Summit, and appreciated the focus on discussion versus presentation.”

"The energy, enthusiasm and expertise in the room on Friday was incredible. I learned as much from informal conversations as I did in the sessions.”

"I enjoyed the wide range of presenters on Saturday, and the focus on hands-on, interactive workshops that modeled elements of personalized learning.”

"The Learn-It Lounge was fantastic.  I had great one-on-one conversations with Highlander staff and other experts about my specific context.”

"The entire day was VERY professionally run.  The sessions were great, the extra events were engaging, the environment was high energy and there was plenty of choice.”

"The site visits we took to local classrooms were a highlight.  I learned so much by observing classroom experts and debriefing with the educators who were with me.”