The VSTE Board of Directors and Conference Committee are excited to have you join us at the 32nd Annual Technology in Education Conference. #VSTE17 promises to be the best ever.

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Monday, December 4 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
All Students Can Be A Genius With Genius Hour!

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Empower your students through Genius Hour! What is Genius Hour? It is a “movement that allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom” (Geniushour.com). Based on Google’s idea of 20% time, students can use Genius Hour to explore their own passions beyond the prescribed grade-level curriculum and learn 21st century research skills. Beyond learning new information, students who participate in Genius Hour grow as people, as they gain self-esteem through presenting and learning how to share kind and specific feedback with peers.

Class will include theory behind Genius Hour, practical tips from teachers who are successfully implementing it in their classroom, sample student projects, and suggestions for incorporating technology. Participants will leave the session with a website with step-by-step resources in implementing Genius Hour with their students. Come learn to let go and let the creativity begin!

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Katherine Orth

Technology Integrator, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Katherine Orth is an integrator and a product of Chesterfield County schools, having attended Gordon Elementary, Midlothian Middle, and Clover Hill High School. Before becoming an integrator, she taught first grade for four years. Her favorite parts of being an integrator are building... Read More →

Monday December 4, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
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