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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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Tuesday, July 19 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
Passion-Based Learning (Genius Hour) Workshop - Joy Kirr LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Why take time out of your curriculum for students to own the learning? You'll have time during this workshop to explore comprehensive resources and plan for time in your classroom or school for students to pursue their passions. We'll figure out specific ways to tackle any obstacles together.

Participants will gain:

Ways to communicate to parents and administration reasons for trying Genius Hour
How to create time in the schedule
Resources to begin passion-based learning with students
How to assist students in choosing topics
How to keep track of student progress
Reflections and assessments for students
How to scaffold for reluctant learners
https://youtu.be/2rkNFHDUC_w

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.


Tuesday July 19, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm
St. James - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  • Cost $245.00
  • Intended Audience General
  • Strand Nurturing Creativity Curiosity Empathy and Courage
  • Session Level Beginner

Attendees (14)