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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.

Speakers
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Joy Kirr

Teacher, Thomas Middle School
Joy Kirr currently teaches 7th grade ELA in NW Illinois. She started in education working with deaf and hard-of-hearing students, and later became a reading specialist and nationally board certified. Teaching for over 20 years, she strives to learn more every year.


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