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Wednesday, July 26 • 11:45am - 12:50pm
Dunbar - Liberating Genius in Action!

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What happens when we create a time and space for students to strive audaciously and collaborate with others? Join Tammy Brecht Dunbar, M.Ed., STEM, whose class embraced both Genius Hour and Angela Maiers' Liberating Genius to find their learning, lives and world changed.




What makes genius hour different is the focus on the process of students becoming more engaged in their work. Recognizing genius in our students is more than an act of encouragement or a well-meaning attempt to boost self-esteem; it is critical in our efforts in preparing our students for the global environment that thrives on critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, innovation and effective communication. We must nurture a culture that requires and expects students to demonstrate their genius, and empowers them to share their personal genius with the world.

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Tammy Dunbar

teacher, Manteca Unified School District
Tammy Brecht Dunbar, M.Ed., S.T.E.M. teaches 5th grade in Manteca (CA) Unified, is the 2020 NCCE Closing Keynote and is a 2018-2019 Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow. She was named 2016 California Woman of the Year, Assembly District 12, won the 2018 ISTE Literacy PLN... Read More →

Wednesday July 26, 2017 11:45am - 12:50pm EDT
Berkeley Boston Park Plaza
  Main Conference Session
  • BLC Strand Nurturing Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy and Courage
  • Intended Audience General - All Audiences
  • Session Level All