Session Title: The "Bubble-Up Curriculum" - Connecting Curriculum to Passions
Your Name: Sam Sherratt
Work Title: IB PYP Coordinator
School or Organization Name: International School Ho Chi Minh City and Time Space Education
Co-Presenter Name(s): Chad Walsh
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: South-East Asia and East Africa
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Primary/Elementary Educators
Short Session Description (one line): Harnessing the power of student passions and interests by bring them into our classrooms and curricula.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
Many of our students view school and life as two separate worlds. By giving them the chance to work on "Passion Projects" or "Genius Hour", they are able to see that much of what they love to do is actually learning. By allowing them to pursue their own interests in schools, they see where their world fits into the curriculum we are helping to navigate their way through. They become empowered as learners and they understand the processes of learning in a way that transforms them.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: http://timespaceeducation.wordpress.com/