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Friday, March 3 • 10:00am - 12:30pm
Wondering in the Humanities: Making Student Inquiry Happen

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The idea of independent inquiry for students has made a comeback in recent years. Whether you call it Genius Hour, a 20% plan, or a research project, time is reserved within an academic class or program for personalized learning and student inquiry. Does this kind of wondering have to be something separate from the regular academic program? Can students be taught to be co-creators of their learning experiences within the regular academic curriculum? Come to this session to experience, explore, and discuss strategies and structures, coming out of a National History Day and a US History Classroom, for making inquiry a way to life in your history or humanities classroom for research projects AND regular academic lessons.

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Mike Biondo

Social Science Teacher & Instructional Coach, Maine South High School
Michael Biondo (www.biondoteaches.com) is in his 14th year as a Social Science teacher and in his 8th year as an Instructional Coach at Maine South High School. He teaches US History and coordinates student participation in the Chicago Metro History Fair, the local affiliate of National History Day. In his coaching role, he provides one-on-one coaching to teachers, leads staff development programs, and co-directs a district action research cohort... Read More →

Friday March 3, 2017 10:00am - 12:30pm
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