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Thursday, November 3 • 10:45am - 11:45am
20% Time in Education

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20% Time is a way for teachers to allow students to pursue their passions during the school day. Google made 20% Time famous by encouraging Googlers to spend time at work pursuing independent endeavors from which came Gmail, Google Classroom and Google Cardboard to name a few. These were projects born from passion, not an assignment. When motivation is high, the learning is authentic and meaningful. Traditional classrooms can't prepare our children for the future that awaits them. Adopting a 20% Time mindset will foster problem-solving skills, boost creative thinking and make you re-think your role as a teacher in the classroom. 

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Christine Boyer

Curator of School Makerspace & Elementary Teacher, Heathcote School
Christine Boyer has been teaching elementary school for 23 years in the capacity of classroom teacher. She is passionate about project based learning, making, student led learning, design thinking, curriculum hacking, student choice, and connecting with like minded educators. Christine is an innovation cheerleader, having created her school’s makerspace and now collaborating with colleagues on all grade levels to design makerspace experiences... Read More →

Thursday November 3, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am