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Genius Hour Free Module 1

What is Genius Hour and How to Implement it in the Classroom

This is module 1 of the full Genius Hour on-demand course. You will learn what Genius Hour is and why project-based learning provides an opportunity to honor all students and their ability to succeed. 

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What's in the Full Genius Hour On-Demand Course?

  • Module 1 – The Genius Hour Revolution
  • Module 2 – The Changing Landscape of Education
  • Module 3 – Rediscovering Passion, Play, & Purpose (Included in the Free Lesson)
  • Module 4 – How Genius Hour Works in the Classroom
  • Module 5 – Brainstorming and Inquiry
  • Module 6 – Research and Product Creation
  • Module 7 – Presenting Projects and Reflection
  • Module 8 – The Nitty Gritty Details

Why Genius Hour?

If you haven’t heard of Genius Hour, or 20% time in the classroom, the premise is simple: Give your students 20% of their class time (or an hour each week) to learn what they want.

Genius Hour is all about empowering students. In the program, students have:

  • Freedom to explore their own interests.
  • Opportunity to indulge in previously unexplored creativity.
  • Ability to unlock achievement that’s been stifled by “traditional” learning practices.

This online education course, featuring the same amazing content as Strobel Education’s dynamic live workshop, invites teachers from all grade levels to learn about this innovative concept based on a popular Google practice.

In this course, you’ll discover how to transform your classroom into a place where students want to come in and learn—where creativity and motivation flourish.

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What is Included?

Here’s What’s Included:

  • 5 hours of course material & video content
  • 5 professional development credits
  • Access for 30 days
  • Complete pre-made lesson plans
  • Fillable workbooks to follow along with comprehensive digital resource bundle

Who Should Attend?

Who Should Attend?

  • K-12 English-Language Arts Teachers
  • K-12 Content-Area Teachers
  • Literacy coaches and coordinators
  • Title I teachers and directors
  • ELL teachers
  • Special education teachers
  • K-12 gifted and talented teachers
  • K-12 administrators (Principals, Assistant Principals, Curriculum Directors)

“Kim is a dynamic presenter who keeps her audience highly engaged and truly understands standards-based grading.”
 – M. Godbey, Principal, Lincoln County High School

What Will You Learn In The Full On-Demand Course?

  • Why we need to transform our troubled education system
  • Understanding how real students learn & how great schools work
  • Education Evolution: Recognizing the importance of new skills, talents, and passions
  • Putting value back on students’ “non-traditional” skills
  • The 6 elements today’s learner needs
  • Setting up Genius Hour time in your classroom
  • Learning the structure of Genius Hour and implementation strategies
  • The research behind choice and inquiry-based education
  • + More!

Digital Resource Bundle

The Digital Resource Bundle includes everything you need to launch this topic with your students and in your schools. You don’t have to go around finding all the “stuff”. The curriculum is created for you—relevant mini-lessons, activities, videos, collaboration articles, and all necessary resources.

“Genius Hour motivates and encourages students to think outside the box while exploring their greatest passions. My classroom has transformed into a student-driven classroom with high expectations. Genius Hour supports learners of all levels and allows students to explore their true talents. Engagement is at an all time high and students are excelling like never before!”

– Whitney Litherland, 5th Grade Teacher

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