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Thursday, July 16 • 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Genius Hour: Reasons & resources for bringing passion-driven learning into your curriculum

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Why take time out for students to own the learning? You'll have time during this workshop to explore resources and plan for time in your classroom or school for students to pursue their passions. We'll figure out specific ways to tackle any obstacles together.
Participants will gain:
A better understanding of just what Genius Hour IS and is NOT
Links to resources to begin Genius Hour, help struggling students, and projects that have been completed
Connections to teachers who are already using this type of learning in their classrooms.

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Joy Kirr

7th grade ELA Teacher, Thomas Middle School, Arlington Heights, IL
Joy was first a special education teacher of deaf & hard-of-hearing students, and next became a reading specialist and National Board Certified. Now in her 25th year of teaching, she learns alongside 7th graders. Joy is passionate about students owning their own learning, doesn’t... Read More →

Thursday July 16, 2015 1:10pm - 2:15pm EDT
Statler Room Boston Park Plaza

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