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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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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.

Speakers
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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 →
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Kathryn Liston

Technology Integrator, Pelham Elementary School
Kathryn Liston is a Technology Integrator at Pelham Elementary School. Previously, she was a classroom teacher for 4th and 5th grades, and during this time introduced her students to Genius Hour. She was blown away by their engagement, and intrinsic drive for applying their lea... Read More →


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