Taking Genius Hour to the Next Level
Participate and share : Interactive lecture
Wednesday, June 26, 1:30–2:30 pm
Location: Terrace Ballroom IV, Level 4 (near Posters)
Learn how to take Genius Hour to the next level. How do you help students move from creating projects to creating change? In this learning experience, I will share to introduce benefit mindset to help learners design projects that will help them make connections and make an impact.
|Audience:||Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Library media specialists|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
Participants that attend this learning experience will be able to...
1. Design a Genius Hour experience in their own classrooms that encourage learners to create change or make an impact.
2. Use the Global Goals to help students to connect to global issues as they pursue innovative solutions.
3. Understand how to weave the standards into the Genius Hour process while encouraging learners to take risks and design for change.
I will engage the audience using Google Slides Q&A.
1. Changing the Rules (student ownership) 10 min.
2. Intro to the 6 Ps of Genius Hour 10 min.
3. Global Goals 5 min.
4. The Wonderment 5 min.
5. Outside Experts 5-10 min.
6. Service Projects 5 min.
7. Experiencing Real Learning by Creating Real Change 10 min.
8. Q&A 5-10 min.
I will also share a hashtag for participants to use as they share ideas and reflections throughout the learning experience.
Genius Hour: Passion Projects that Ignite Innovation and Student Inquiry by Andi McNair
Pure Genius - Don Wettrick
Shift This - Joy Kirr
The Genius Hour Guidebook - Denise Krebs and Gallit Zvi
Andi was a classroom teacher for 16 years before pursuing her passion to change education. She is currently a digital innovation specialist at ESC Region 12 in Waco, Texas. Andi is passionate about using meaningful technology in the classroom and finding innovative ways to engage today’s learners. Andi was named one of the Top People in Education to Watch in 2016 by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. Andi has published Genius Hour: Passion Projects that Ignite Innovation and Student Inquiry and is in the process of working on her second book, A Meaningful Mess.