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Welcome to BLC16! Building Learning Communities Education Conference 2016! Join colleagues from around the world who care deeply about bringing the best innovative and practical learning resources to our students. Our 17th BLC education conference will provide you with inspiration, practical skills and expand your professional network with educators from around the world.
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Wednesday, July 20 • 10:20am - 11:25am
Genius Hour .

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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
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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.


Wednesday July 20, 2016 10:20am - 11:25am
Stuart - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza