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Tuesday, July 25 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Kirr - Genius Hour / Passion Time Workshop LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available


Why take time out of your curriculum for students to own the learning? You'll have time during this workshop to explore comprehensive 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:
-Ways to communicate to parents and administration reasons for trying Genius Hour
-How to create time in the schedule
-Resources to begin passion-based learning with students
-How to assist students in choosing topics
-How to keep track of student progress
-Reflections and assessments for students
-How to scaffold for reluctant learners

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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 →

Tuesday July 25, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Stuart Boston Park Plaza
  4-hour Pre-Conference
  • BLC Strand Nurturing Creativity Curiosity Empathy and Courage
  • Cost 275
  • Intended Audience General
  • Session Level Beginner