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Friday, February 9 • 08:30 - 09:30
Genius Hour: learn how to empower your students to explore their own passions

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Genius Hour is an opportunity for students to choose something they want to learn about. Regardless of what they study or build, they meet both ELA and Social outcomes in the process. In this session you will receive a more expansive overview of what Genius Hour is and how it is implemented. We will explain the structure of the unit we created, the results based on our own experiences, and show you how it directly aligns with LA and Social curricular outcomes. You will also leave with a link to a google folder with a ready-made Genius Hour unit (based on LA8 and SS8 outcomes, which could easily be adjusted to fit other grades levels) that you can incorporate into your own classroom.


Katie DeBoer

Katie is a teaches grade 8 humanities at Ecole JE Lapinte School in Beaumont, AB.

Julie Duru

Julie teaches grade 8 humanities at Ecole Champs Vallee in Beaumont. She has been a teacher for 16 years. She is passionate about collaboration and creativity in unit development.

Jacqueline Larson

Jacqueline is currently working as an Instructional Coach and Technology Integration Facilitator for Black Gold Regional Schools.

Friday February 9, 2018 08:30 - 09:30 MST
Shaw CC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  Language Arts / Arts Langagier  Social Studies / Études sociales
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Tags English