Genius Hour will be something new this year! The first Friday of each month the students will be allowed to explore, research, create and present something that he or she is passionate about! I am SUPER EXCITED about the possibilities that Genius Hour will present! The first Genius Hour will be Friday, September 1st.
Information and Resources for GH - http://www.geniushour.com/
Genius Hour will not be a graded activity, but one done for the sole pleasure of learning more about a topic of great interest. A rubric is being used to simply guide the process, as a visual of expectations is usually easier for them.
The students, however, must complete three steps in the process of beginning to end of their chosen project. They must complete research on their topic, create a product, and present to the class.
Some students may complete 3 or 4 projects with the school year, while some choose to do 1 or 2 more complex projects. Either way these are NOT meant to be something that can be completed in one session.
Students will have to supply any needed items for their project. Therefore, they will be encouraged to check with parents if supplies are needed before settling on a Genius Hour project.
Since this is the first year to implement Genius Hour, there may be some bumps along the way. I will use those to learn from and as opportunities to improve this experience for the students!
Genius Hour Schedule September 1 October 6 November 3 December 1 January 5 February 2 March 2 April 6 May 4