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Tuesday, June 16 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Giving Up the Reins: Student-Led Learning

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In this lively discussion, Manson Northwest Webster's Teacher Librarian Christine Sturgeon and her student, rising sophomore Jacob Siepker, discuss the way she and others in her district have put students like Jacob in charge of their own learning with Genius Hour, Virtual Reality, and Independent Study. Sturgeon will also talk about the Student Voice movement and what it means for the future of education in Iowa.

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Jacob Siepker

I am junior at Manson NW Webster and have been practicing CG for four years. I have won a purple ribbon at the ITEC fair three years and I was the MC for the 2016 VREP conference.
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Christine Sturgeon

Teacher Librarian, Manson-Northwest Webster
Christine Sturgeon is a K-12 Teacher Librarian at Manson Northwest Webster Schools in north central Iowa.  Sturgeon serves as Advocacy Chair for the Iowa Association of School Librarians and as secretary for Iowa SLI, Iowa's student voice organization.  With an elementary education degree from UNI and a library science degree from Missouri, Sturgeon is a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership program at Drake University.  Her... Read More →

Tuesday June 16, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
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