Friday July 29, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
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The College of New Jersey 
2000 Pennington Road
Armstrong Hall
Ewing, NJ 08628

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The Center for Excellence in STEM Education 
The College of New Jersey - Center for Excellence in STEM Education 

Genius Hour for Elementary Education (Grades K-5) 

Are you ready to create a geniuses in your classroom?  How about getting Started with Genius Hour?  Genius hour is a student driven, research based time that allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity while promoting the NGSS Engineering Performance Expectations in your classroom. Genius Hour can be used with students of all grade levels and abilities, and can be used to lay the foundation for a new science fair, an Invention Convention, or Passion Project!  It is also an excellent way to incorporate 3-D learning as students explore their passions. Classrooms can use the traditional method of using interactive engineering notebooks, as well as digital use of GAFE.  Real K-5 teachers who have been implementing Genius Hour with their students will share their experiences from the field, as well as practical tips to help you get started. By attending this workshop you will be able to:

  • Understand the Genius Hour concept

  • Implement GH in the classroom this fall

  • Have a digital bank of NGSS aligned resources

  • Create classroom expectations

  • Turnkey Lesson Plans w/ Standards

  • Integrate Google Classroom with GH

  • Set Up Student Blogs

Trainers include Bonnie Weinstein, Carolyn Herman, Jodi Turner

Disclaimer: Workshops are subject to change. Registrants will be given at least two weeks prior notice if there are any changes.