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Friday, April 7 • 11:20am - 12:10pm
The Genius of 20% Time in the Secondary Classroom

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Last year, my high school students completed year-long, student-directed 20% Time Projects. 20% Time (also known as Genius Hour) required students to design, implement, and present projects that explored an interest or passion and then shared their results with the community. They had 20% of class time to work on these projects.

In the presentation, I will provide concrete details and honest reflection so that participants can design their own 20% Time Projects; I will offer resources and time so that they can start their own journeys with students.


Friday April 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm PDT