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Friday, November 2 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Breakout 5C: Genius Hour

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Middle school language arts comes to life as young readers become podcasters and generators of their own Genius Hour websites and projects. This idea can be used with a small group or individual with gifted education needs or an entire grade level. Links, rubrics, resources, student examples and podcast directions will be shared and questions answered.

Learner Outcomes:  
  • Genius Hour format, process and assessment
  • How to insert rigor into research questions
  • Essential Outcomes for nonfiction reading,
  • Google Sites template creation
  • Podcast implementation
  • KidBlog publishing  

NAGC Standards Addressed
Standard 3: Curriculum Planning & Instruction
3.3. Talent Development. Students with gifts and talents develop their abilities in their domain of talent and/or area of interest.
3.4. Instructional Strategies. Students with gifts and talents become independent investigators.

Standard 4: Learning Environments
4.5. Communication Competence. Students with gifts and talents develop competence in interpersonal and technical communication skills. They demonstrate advanced oral and written skills, balanced biliteracy or multiliteracy, and creative expression. They display fluency with technologies that support effective communication.

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Sarah Kasprowicz

6th Grade Science and Language Arts Teacher, Merton Community School District
Sarah Kasprowicz is a sixth grade language arts and science teacher in the Merton Community School District. Kasprowicz is a Past-President and current member of the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Association for the Talented and Gifted.Here is a link to today's presentation... Read More →

Friday November 2, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
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