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Welcome to BLC17! We hope you have an amazing experience! Mark the dates: BLC18 will be here in Boston July 22, 2018 through July 27, 2018!
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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

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. Her book, wher... Read More →

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