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BAFF Students participating in Voices and ChoicesTeaching Matters presents Next Generation Learning Environments at Largest Teacher Conference in NY.

On March 24-25, Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21 are hosting the largest teacher conference to be held in New York City this year. The first-ever event is loaded with top speakers, small hands-on sessions, and some wonderful celebrity talent — Tom Brokaw, Gwen Ifill, Frank McCourt, Richard Dreyfuss, along with the student stars from the hit movie “Mad Hot Ballroom” and the teacher and students from Los Angeles featured in the POV program “The Hobart Shakespeareans.”

Teaching Matters will be presenting a session at 9:00 Friday, March 24. The session is titled: Voices and Choices – Next Generation Learning Environments to Promote Civic Engagement. These multi-media instructional units support engaged classroom learning by combining inquiry-based study with new media, animation, and online discussion and collaboration tools. All session participants will be provided a classroom password for one full year to Election Connection (grade 7) and Democracy in Ancient Greece (Grade 6). Session is 90 minutes.

The Celebration is designed for K-12 educators in the Tri-State area, but there are already registrations from 33 different states. And if you check out the website at www.thirteencelebration.org, you’ll see why this is getting such national attention. Online registration ends March 17th!

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