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Friday, November 2 • 9:45am - 10:45am
Breakout 3B: Voice, Choice, and Combustion Engines

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This session will show how Exploration Projects (Genius Hour) can be used to foster personal expression in gifted students. Student projects will be shared, then the audience will move into how to do this in each individual attendee's professional situation.

Participants will leave a range of ideas that students can explore in passion-driven learning, and will have tools needed to scaffold large projects like this so students experience success.

NAGC Standards Addressed
Standard 3: Curriculum & Instruction
3.3. Talent Development. Students with gifts and talents develop their abilities in their domain of talent and/or area of interest.
  • 3.3.3. Educators provide opportunities for students with gifts and talents to explore, develop, or research their areas of interest and/or talent.
3.4. Instructional Strategies. Students with gifts and talents become independent investigators.
  • 3.4.4. Educators use inquiry models to meet the needs of students with gifts and talents.

Standard 5: Programming
5.1. Variety of Programming. Students with gifts and talents participate in a variety of evidence-based programming options that enhance performance in cognitive and affective areas.
  • 5.1.4. Educators regularly use individualized learning options such as individual projects

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Stacci Barganz

GT Coordinator, School District of Fort Atkinson

Friday November 2, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
Tundra AB