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Thursday, November 5 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Bringing Genius Hour & Makerspace Into YOUR Classroom Brainstorms, Idea Dumps, Logistical Hurdling, and Time to Get Inspired!

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One of the biggest questions teachers ask when we talk about “20% time” is WHEN? The next question is HOW? After that, it’s usually WHAT? This work session will help teachers who are interested in implementing a Genius Hour or 20% time program into their schedules. We will also discuss how to add a “maker” component to existing core content area work through the NGSS Design Tech standards and units you are already teaching.

Teaching teams and partners would benefit from attending this session together because there will be time to plan and brainstorm ways to bring more choice, more making, and more engagement into your current plans. Bring a unit you are working on or plan to teach, bring your ideas, questions, and other possible barriers you have to adding this amazing way of teaching and learning to your school week--we will knock them all down together!

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avatar for Kate La Riviere Gagner

Kate La Riviere Gagner

5/6 Classroom Teacher, Monkton Central School
I'm the one who says, "Wait. What if we ...?" and makes everyone else kind of nervous... until they, too, realize that the "what ifs" are the fun part.


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