Parent Webinar: Family Passion Projects: Utilizing Genius Hour to Learn, Grow, and Serve Together (Available in English and Spanish)

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Passion projects in the classroom give learners the opportunity to consider their own interests, passions, and purpose as they choose a topic to learn more about in an effort to impact others. But, what if this could be a family experience?  In this webinar, I’ll share how families and classrooms can partner to make learning meaningful through the connections that the Genius Hour experience can provide. Learn the process that can be utilized, the skills that should be prioritized, and the outcomes that can be expected as we explore practical ways to make passion-based learning happen at home and at school. Presented with a live Spanish interpretation during the event.

Learn More About Andi
Andi is currently the Digital Innovation Specialist at ESC Region 12 in Waco, Texas. Before working at the center, she taught elementary and gifted/talented students at a small rural school in Texas. Andi was in the classroom for a total of 16 years before pursuing her passion to change education by giving educators practical ways to create experiences that will engage and empower this generation of learners.  

Andi has spoken at many conferences, and education service centers, and worked with many school districts to provide innovative learning experiences for their students.  She was named one of the Top People in Education to Watch in 2016 by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences.  Andi recently wrote Genius Hour:  Passion Projects that Ignite Innovation and Student Inquiry, A Meaningful Mess: A Teacher’s Guide to Student-Driven Classrooms, Authentic Learning, Student Empowerment, and Keeping It All Together Without Losing Your Mind, and Ready-to-Use Resources for Genius Hour in the Classroom: Taking Passion Projects to the Next Level.  She absolutely loves sharing her passion for innovative education with other teachers that want more for their students. 

As an educator, Andi was passionate about using meaningful technology in her own classroom and finding innovative ways to empower her learners.  She believes that the students that we are educating today are unique and we must be creative in designing experiences that will engage and empower them as learners.

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Los proyectos de pasión en el aula brindan a los alumnos la oportunidad de considerar sus propios intereses, pasiones y propósitos al elegir un tema sobre el que aprender más en un esfuerzo por impactar a otros. Pero ¿y si esto pudiera ser una experiencia familiar? En este seminario web, compartiré cómo las familias y las aulas se asocian para hacer que el aprendizaje sea significativo a través de las conexiones que puede brindar la experiencia Hora de Genio. Conozca el proceso que se puede utilizar, las habilidades que se deben priorizar y los resultados que se pueden esperar a medida que exploramos formas prácticas de hacer que el aprendizaje basado en la pasión suceda en el hogar y en la escuela.

Sobre la presentadora

Andi fue maestra de aula durante 16 años antes de perseguir su pasión por cambiar la educación al compartir formas prácticas de involucrar y empoderar a los estudiantes de hoy. Fue nombrada una de las mejores personas en educación para observar en 2016 por la Academia de Educación Artes y Ciencias. Actualmente es especialista en innovación digital y superdotados/talentosos en ESC Región 12 en Waco, Texas. A Andi le apasiona utilizar tecnología significativa en el aula y encontrar formas innovadoras de involucrar y capacitar a los estudiantes de hoy. Ha publicado Genius Hour: Passion Projects that Ignite Innovation and Student Inquiry, A Meaningful Mess: A Teacher’s Guide to Student-Driven Classrooms, Authentic Learning, Student Empowerment, and Keeping It All Together Without Losing Your Mind, y Ready-to-Use Resources for Genius Hour in the Classroom: Taking Passion Projects to the Next Level.

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