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Thursday, July 27 • 11:45am - 12:50pm
Doe/Liston - Collaboration through Genius Hour and Personalized Professional Development

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Through Genius Hour in our classrooms to the personalized professional development model in our district, this session will explore strategies that allow all of our learners to follow their passions and collaborate on real world problems. This session highlights a unique blend of practical strategies that validate every learner.

Pelham School District’s culture of personalization also extends the growth mindset to our professional learning model, which includes the implementation of Pineapple Charts that invite teachers into their colleagues’ classrooms to observe new instructional strategies and project-based learning examples. We’ve personalized professional development through virtual book reads, digital cohorts, teacher Genius Hour projects, and Maker’s Spaces where educators can explore innovative thinking with the goal of improving student achievement.

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Holly Doe

Director of Technology, Pelham School District
Holly Doe is passionate about student voice and integrating a global perspective to the classroom. Holly has over 22 years of classroom and leadership experience. As the Director of Technology in the Pelham School District, she is leading a digital transformation to a 1:1 Chromeb... Read More →

Kathryn Liston

5th Grade Teacher, Pelham Elementary School
I am interested in connecting with other educators around the world to share best practices. My particular areas of interest are Genius Hour, STEM, coding, inquiry-based projects, poetry, and literacy education.

Thursday July 27, 2017 11:45am - 12:50pm
Cambridge Boston Park Plaza
  • BLC Strand Nurturing Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy and Courage
  • Intended Audience General - All Audiences
  • Session Level All