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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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Wednesday, July 26 • 4:00pm - 5:05pm
Silverman - Promoting Student Growth Through Inquiry, Authentic Learning and Reflection

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Participants will gain direct insight and strategies into the following pedagogical and best practice instructional frameworks:
1) How to promote inquiry and creativity in and out of the classroom.
2) How to take student inquiry and passion into a Genius Hour structure.
3) How to start and manage a personalized Genius Hour project for every student.
4) How to use design thinking practices to reflect and improve on learning and student growth.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Flessas

Mary Flessas

Teacher on Special Assignment/Instructional Coach, River Trails School District 26
Mary Flessas, River Trails School District 26, Teacher on Assignment, is a passionate educator and lifelong learner with twenty years of experience in elementary education. She enjoys using technology and student-centered learning to inspire, motivate, and foster creativity. Her... Read More →
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Matthew Silverman

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, River Trails District 26
I have worked extensively in all areas of K-8 education, as well as at the graduate level as an adjunct professor in doctoral studies. I have co-authored a professional development academy for administrators and numerous workshop presentations for teachers, parents and school bo... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 4:00pm - 5:05pm
Berkeley Boston Park Plaza
  • BLC Strand Nurturing Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy and Courage
  • Intended Audience Elementary
  • Session Level Beginner