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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 • 11:45am - 12:50pm
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
avatar for Joy Kirr

Joy Kirr

Teacher, Thomas Middle School
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 23rd year of teaching, she learns alongside 7th graders. Joy is passionate about students owning their own learning, doesn’t... Read More →


Wednesday July 20, 2016 11:45am - 12:50pm
Stuart - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza