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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!
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.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Kirr

Joy Kirr

7th grade ELA Teacher, Thomas Middle School, Arlington Heights, IL
Joy was first a special education teacher of deaf & hard-of-hearing students, and next became a reading specialist and National Board Certified. Now in her 25th year of teaching, she learns alongside 7th graders. Joy is passionate about students owning their own learning, doesn’t... 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