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Welcome to the 2019 Upstate Technology Conference!

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Tuesday, July 9 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Genius Hour: When Exploring Passion Leads to Creativity in the Classroom

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Based on the 20% concept developed by Google, classrooms are implementing Genius Hour, encouraging students to spend time researching, investigating, and exploring a topic that interests them. During this session, we will explore why this time adds value to student engagement and creates 21st century learning experiences. You will also learn best practices for organizing and implementing Genius Hour in your classroom.
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Janet Herrera-Gantt

Teacher, Greenville County Schools
My name is Janet Herrera-Gantt and I am excited to teach 5th Grade! I grew up in Spartanburg, South Carolina and moved to Charleston, South Carolina for my bachelor’s degree in International Business. I continued to live in Charleston after graduation and married my husband, Troy... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Attendees (16)