Genius Journals

Presented by: Maggie Green

We started to use Genius Journals in class this year. I teach 5th class and the Genius Journals allow the children to explore their thoughts and ideas and to develop concepts and designs. The children draw their designs or write about their designs and then edit and refine their designs. They make what they have designed, test it and then make their changes. Every edit is an opportunity for learning and the children are engaged and motivated! This session will share what we have been doing with other teachers.

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Presenter Biography:

Maggie Green is a primary school teacher. She teaches in Letterkenny ETNS and has done since 2007. She has worked in resource for a number of years but is back in the classroom this year teaching 5th class. She did her post-grad with Hibernia College before going to St. Angela’s to do a post-graduate diploma in ASDs, then back to Hibernia to do a Masters in Teaching and Learning with a research focus on Autism and Transition and is currently finishing an MSc through research with Letterkenny Institute of Technology.