Genius Hour is time set aside in class for scholars to study their passion on a new idea or skill.
Why is Genius Hour important?
Scholars will take ownership in their own learning. They learn about something they want to learn about. Genius Hour sparks curiosity, and scholars have an opportunity to become their own Genius. Genius Hour encourages life-long learning, imagination, perseverance, self-awareness, adaptability, as well as other life-lessons.
How will Genius Hour work in the classroom?
Scholars will participate in Genius Hour once a week for one hour. They will choose a topic to study with teacher approval. Scholars will be given time in class to work on the project with the teacher serving as a Facilitator. The Facilitator will provide research materials (ie., books, computer, iPads, etc.) for scholars to explore. As an end project, scholars will present their topic to an audience.