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Genius Hour Virtual Summit - Panel - Shared screen with speaker view
AJ Juliani
23:49
Welcome everyone!!!
Andi McNair
24:19
So excited to see everyone here!
Sadaf Mumtaz
24:20
hi from Saudi Arabia
AJ Juliani
24:26
Would love to hear where everyone is logging in from - location and what your role is in education :)
Lori McCall
24:28
Hi AJ! Thanks for letting me know about this. :-)
Roberta Chiarello
24:43
Hi so excited to be here, Ontario Canada
Kari Moulton
24:46
Hi! From Bourbonnais IL
Guido Ronci
24:46
hello from Ottawa, Canada]
Lori McCall
24:51
North Atlanta High School - Atlanta, GA
Debra Groce
25:00
Greetings from Sanford, N. C. I am an AIG Specialist.
Erin Dunroe
25:01
Good morning from California!
Jessica Young
25:03
Halifax, VA - Halifax County Middle School
Anu Bhaskaruni
25:03
Excited to join from Toronto, Canada!
renelyn aira gatmin
25:06
Good afternoon from Abu Dhabi :)
Neurones Plaisimond
25:08
Hello This is Mrs. Plaisimond-Cruz from Orange NJ
Sadaf Mumtaz
25:12
I teach Middle School Language Arts and Humanities in an American school- Saudi Arabia
Jim Carlton
25:15
Cloudcroft, NM 9,000 feet above stress level
Abigail Brown
25:28
Good morning from Kingwood, Texas!
Holley Nasky
25:31
Good morning from Irving, Texas
Frank Rice
25:53
Eastern NC....moving forward daily
AJ Juliani
26:44
Good morning!!!!
Andi McNair
27:43
Hi Kimberly!
sarah Kennedy
28:05
Seguin, TX Middle School GT Science teacher/dept. lead
AJ Juliani
30:48
Yes - everything will be shared!
Denise Krebs
31:03
Yes, slides and recordings will be shared with you in the live webinars, and everyone who registers will also get them!
AJ Juliani
31:55
D.E.A.R. :)
Andi McNair
32:59
Such a great point…it’s just learning!
Lori McCall
33:12
YAY! ADHD!
Andi McNair
33:30
Mine is cooking!
Denise Krebs
33:46
Yes, Jaimarie and Andi, mine is cooking and using spices!
Lori McCall
35:07
I try to implement in my media center as a Zero period before school b/c I haven't figured out how to get buy-in from teachers and Admins to give up ANY instructional time.
Gallit Zvi
35:12
I’ve been baking…and learning how to take care of a baby! That is a HUGE Genius Hour project for me :)
Roberta Chiarello
35:14
Unfortunately, the culture of compliance is even seen in Grade 3
AJ Juliani
35:30
I love the “traveling via food” idea!
Denise Krebs
37:10
That's exciting, Ranada!
Denise Krebs
38:26
Sorry, Caroline! I was calling you by your surname! Oops!
Lori McCall
39:34
IB program has a project in 10th grade called Middle Years Programme Personal Project where they do something they choose, and like you're saying, the kids are lost when they have choice
Andi McNair
40:14
Please use #GHVS2020 if you are sharing your learning on Twitter!
AJ Juliani
40:33
Nick, I’m with you - that was hard to start.
Denise Krebs
40:43
I think the hardest part, though, is that the system is against it. Sometimes Genius Hour becomes an after thought. AJ has referred to it as Genius Curriculum. That's my goal!
Andi McNair
40:48
Getting started was definitely hard!
Denise Krebs
42:49
And I think the ones who don't know are the ones who need it more than the 80-90% do.
Lou Gorvett
43:04
I'm here to learn about it, because I'm an elementary/senior public (gr. K-8) library media specialist looking to increase use/buy-in of our library learning commons and its resources. I thought this might be something for a lunch-time activity that is more than just "playing Minecraft"
Lori McCall
43:05
@Denise Krebs, that's the problem at my school too. Would love to explore "genius Curriculum."
Nancy Schnelli
43:44
My hardest in 7/ 8 gifted group is the follow through since I don’t see them everyday. They don’t see the value since it is not a core class.
Denise Krebs
43:46
Lori, I think it is so true of many of our schools.
Lori McCall
44:09
Yes. Are you familiar with MYP and IB?
Denise Krebs
45:21
Just vaguely, Lori. I have never been in a school like this. My experiences have been much more traditional.
Nancy Schnelli
45:26
I so agree AJ. Kids are almost afraid of choice. They are so use to being told what to do and learn.
Lori McCall
47:55
"I don't know, somebody Google it" is a normal thing in my library media center. :-)
Sarah Garrity
48:15
We've conditioned them to understand that there is a right and a wrong answer. When we deal in ambiguity they sometimes panic and freeze. They are afraid that they will get it "wrong".
Nancy Schnelli
48:35
Sarah - that is exactly how I feel and what I see.
Andi McNair
49:25
I like the idea of wonder walls in primary grades and exploring the wonders together to kick off Genius Hour/Passion Projects.
Denise Krebs
50:47
Yes, Joy. We did a big number project one time in KG based on the interests of some of our students. It became a whole group project.
Nancy Schnelli
51:32
What is the name of your mentor again?
Jaimarie Nelson
51:44
Very curious and passionate at that 3-6 grade age. They seem to get more self conscious at middle school age. Making your class a safe place for ANY idea or passion helps.
Andi McNair
52:05
Tina Seelig
Lori McCall
52:10
@Nancy - Tina Selig (might not be spelling it right)
Gallit Zvi
52:20
Someone asked about the hashtag for today. We are using #vghs2020 but please also use the hashtag #geniushour so that others can see it too!
Andi McNair
52:22
@tseelig on Twitter
Andi McNair
52:35
Absolutely, Gallit!
Gallit Zvi
52:41
And check out the hashtag #geniushour on a regular basis…so many good things being shared!
AJ Juliani
53:50
That is awesome Mary!
Nancy Schnelli
54:04
Thank you Lori.
Andi McNair
55:18
#geniushour is my FAVORITE hashtag. I learn so much from that family!
Ashley Wilkinson
55:49
Thank you for calling it an emergency! People don't realize all that our teachers are doing in this time
Denise Krebs
56:26
Yes, Ashley! It is emergency learning!
Andi McNair
57:45
What an opportunity we have right now to encourage those authentic connections!
Ashley Wilkinson
59:27
My daughter is obsessed with weather. She's been able to attend "weather school" with a local meteorologist because of this situation. She's learning by choice. She's making weather charts and tracking data. None of this is related to school. Kids WANT to learn and WANT to know things
Gallit Zvi
59:56
Very cool opportunity, Ashley!
Gallit Zvi
01:00:34
Jennifer, I have had kids work on editing video during class….so they filmed the cooking at home and then put together a video or cooking show at school.
Andi McNair
01:01:43
Jeanette, I love your question. I think this is a great time figure that out. We can definitely continue that conversation using the hashtag as we share how our learners are benefitting from the experience and making connections that can only be made as they explore their passions.
Sadaf Mumtaz
01:03:04
My 8 years old daughter loves to create miniature
Andi McNair
01:03:32
AGREED!
Gallit Zvi
01:03:44
tinyurl.com/ghlivebinder
Gallit Zvi
01:03:55
that is the link to Joy’s live binder of resources!
Denise Krebs
01:04:35
http://tinyurl.com/GHlivebinder
Ashley Wilkinson
01:04:46
Can you all list your twitter names?
Gallit Zvi
01:04:46
@hughtheteacher follow him!!
Andi McNair
01:04:47
#GHVS2020 and #geniushour
Andi McNair
01:04:59
@mcnairan3
Lori McCall
01:06:32
I just want my poor burnt out high school babies to find a love for learning again
Karen MacAdam
01:07:42
what do you do with students who keep wanting to change topics?
Lori McCall
01:07:59
Media specialists/librarians have maker spaces to help get ki8ds trying something new
Anu Bhaskaruni
01:08:11
This need to be accountable for every hour in the classroom inhibits many of us. Accountable mainly to ourselves. The need to have a definite answer to the question: So what have I done/achieved in the last hour?
Andi McNair
01:08:21
That’s exactly what I was going to share! Different for everyone!
Andi McNair
01:08:59
SO worth it!
Gallit Zvi
01:10:51
Staying connected is so key!!! We all love twitter for this. Join the #geniushour chat on the first Thursday of each month too! Info on www.geniushour.org
Gallit Zvi
01:12:01
Yes! Another tip: I wouldn’t start at the beginning of the school year. Get to know your kids first and establish community then get going…
Andi McNair
01:15:35
I think most are all grade levels. Don will focus on secondary.
Gallit Zvi
01:15:35
In the Q&A Ally asked about assessment. I focus on lots of formative assessment. We don’t grade GH, but give the kids feedback during the process. Lots of focus on self-assessment too.
Gallit Zvi
01:15:43
GH rubric available on www.geniushour.org
Denise Krebs
01:18:31
Yes, Andi's is at ten.
Roberta Chiarello
01:18:34
Thank you! This has been awesome.
AJ Juliani
01:18:44
@ajjuliani
AJ Juliani
01:18:49
Thank you!!!!
Denise Krebs
01:18:50
@mrsdkrebs
Gallit Zvi
01:18:54
@gallit_z