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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 • 10:20am - 11:25am
Kirr - What's the Big Hoopla Over Genius Hour?

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Genius Hour - What's the big hoopla over Genius Hour? Why hand over 20% of precious class time to the students? Find out many reasons why you should be doing passion-based learning in your classroom, and leave with loads of resources on how to begin!
Participants will gain:
-A better understanding of just what Genius Hour IS and is NOT
-Links to comprehensive resources to begin Genius Hour, help struggling students, and projects that have been completed
-Connections to teachers who are already using this type of learning in their classrooms.

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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 →

Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:20am - 11:25am
Arlington Boston Park Plaza
  • BLC Strand Nurturing Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy and Courage
  • Intended Audience General - All Audiences
  • Session Level Beginner