Today's agenda:

  1. Introductions (5-10 minutes)
  2. Lynn and Carol introduce the history of the transition from Discovery Project to Genius Hour (5 minutes)
  3. Genius Hour movie (3 minutes)
  4. Genius Hour Process - Pros and Cons and Student Feedback - Carol and Lynn (20 minutes)
  5. TED-Ed Component (including some of the movies) - Debbie (20 minutes)
  6. "It's not a book report" - How to present your Genius Hour Project - Debbie (10 minutes)
  7. Carol - review of Pure Genius
  8. Time to explore
  9. Where do you think you might use Genius Hour in your classroom?

Docs you need:
Joy Kirr's Lesson Plan
Paul Solarz's Guidelines for Genius Hour Project
Possible rubric

Other resources:

Joy's Genius Hour Livebinder:

20 Time in Education website
The Global Genius Hour Project
Gallit's Blog
Research that supports inquiry-based learning
Essential questions
Dan Pink on Motivation

TED Talks

2015 6th grade TED talks
TED-Ed Clubs

To end our discussion, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Neil Gaiman Describe Vision & Brilliance:

Exit slip link