Passion Projects & Genius Hour
School on Fire ~ Continuing the Journey
Join us for a free webinar series!
Date: Nov 20Time: 3:30
Recording Link: https://youtu.be/czcKn9hfmx8
Denise Krebs is a certified K-8 educator and writer. She is currently teaching at a private school in Bahrain, though she also has some Iowa roots! She co-authored The Genius Hour Guidebook and co-moderates the #geniushour chat with Gallit Zvi. She will be giving away a copy of the second edition of their book due to come out in late winter 2020.
Recording Link: https://youtu.be/uk5Y4hPoxYU
Don Wettrick is the President & Co-Founder of @letsstartedup and author of Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation from Indianapolis, IN.
Recording Link: https://youtu.be/yRqYXOu4W5E
Cassie Dillon is a 1st grade teacher at Gilmore City-Bradgate, a district that has been embedding passion projects and problem solving in their curriculum over the last several years.
Recording Link: https://youtu.be/NJMY20Y49fE
Matt Murrie is the Cofounder and Chief Curiosity Curator of What If...? and hosted the "What If...?" Conference for years, using curiosity and the unexpected to change lives. Matt is also the co-author of "The Book of What If?"
Recording Link: https://youtu.be/Dl8dZ3_urPk
Creator of Read, Be Inspired, Act, Erin sees learning as an opportunity for students to connect literacy to service. Erin believes student learning can benefit others. Currently, Erin serves as an instructional leader for Sioux Central.
Recording Link: https://youtu.be/tgUTOxh43T8
Instructional coach, ELA teacher, and author of Dive Into Inquiry and Inquiry Mindsets, Trevor believes that it is a magical time to be an educator. By increasing student agency over learning, weaving in strong pedagogy, transformative tech use, and sharing learning to a public audience, Trevor’s learners are ready to take on important roles in the 21st century.
Date: Jan 8
Recording Link: https://youtu.be/XZjepLimHA8
Jennifer is a 7th grade ELA and National Board Certified teacher at Eminence Independent Schools who has been having her students do passion projects for more than 4 years. She believes that these projects have really helped her bond with students across grade levels.
Recording Link: https://youtu.be/ZvwvUnocrmA
A Project Lead the Way and special area teacher for grades K-5 at Eminence Independent Schools, Kerri has her students pursue their passions 1 hour a day in the personal passion projects 9 week course.