Strobel Education On-DEMAND Courses

Genius Hour

Project-Based Learning for Students

Genius Hour: Project-Based Learning for Students
On-Demand Workshop

Genius Hour is a relative of Project-Based Learning that allows students to work on a subject of interest to them.  It allows students to explore something of interest to them, provided it connects to our class topics.

Increase Student Motivation • How It Works in Classrooms • Inquiry, Projects, & Reflection

By using real-world scenarios, challenges, and problems, students gain useful knowledge and skills that increase during their designated project periods. The goal of using complex questions or problems is to develop and enhance student learning by encouraging critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and self-management.

Projected-Based Genius Hour is a time when students can develop their own inquiry-based projects around their passions and take ownership of their work.

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.

How to begin...


Work through the
course at your own pace.


Gain classroom and school strategies that get results.


Receive everything you need to execute and implement effectively.

What's in the On-Demand Course?

  • 5.5 hours of course material & video content
  • 5.5 hrs professional development Certificate of Completion
  • Access for 9 months  
  • Digital Resource Bundle with all resources 
  • Complete pre-made lesson plans, implementation blueprints, activities, etc.
  • Fillable workbook to guide you as you learn.

In This On-Demand Course You Will Learn...

What makes a meaningful grade, methods for evolving your current classroom practice and curriculum to include regular assessments, and how standards-based grading and assessment lead to a more accurate measurement of student achievement.

  • Understand the evolution of our education system and the 21st Century Learner.
  • Embrace how real students learn & how great schools work.
  • Unlock achievement that’s been stifled by “traditional” learning practices.
  • 6 P's―passion, plan, pitch, project, product, and presentation―as a map for students to follow as they create, design, and carry out projects.
  • Allow student choice and uncover student ownership.
  • The 6 critical elements of today’s learner.
  •  Launching Genius Hour in your classroom.
  • Incorporate the Genius Hour blueprint with  implementation strategies.
  • Implement the classroom management system that enables student-driven learning.
  • Foster passion, wonder, and inquiry in the classroom
  • Ignite innovation, creativity, and meaning
  • Ready-to-use resources for implementation.

Don't Just Take It From Us...

“Our district purchased the Genius Hour Course. Teachers are ecstatic that all the implementable resources, activities, videos, and rubrics provided.  There is no need to search around or create the “stuff” needed.  You can get started immediately!  Bravo, Kim, for making this course so manageable for busy teachers!”

 – Brenda Drayer, Principal,
Northwest Allen County Schools

“Incorporating Genius Hour has completely transformed my classroom. My kids are so excited when it's time to do project-based learning. I'm amazed at how immersed they are in their learning."

 – Ryan Oppy, Teacher, Northwest Hendricks Schools

“Honestly, I loved every minute of this workshop! Kim just exudes positivity and happiness! She is real and she is passionate--a human dynamo education rockstar!"

– Sarah Gustin, Principal, Delphi Middle School

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)

You Choose How To Utilize This On-Demand Course

Your Investment. Register Today.

How many seats would you like to purchase for this course?

Level 1

Individual On-Demand Course Access

Level 2

On-Demand Course Access for Teams Up to 25

45% Discount

$100.00 each

Level 3

On-Demand Course Access for Teams Up to 50

65% Discount

$80.00 each

Level 4

$50/per seat
On-Demand Course Access for Teams of 100 or more*

*72% Discount

Click here to Send An Email About This Course to your principal or curriculum director.

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. And see what happens!

Digital Resource Bundle
  • Module 1 - The Genius Hour Revolution
  • Module 2 - The Changing Landscape of Education
  • Module 3 - Rediscovering Passion, Play, & Purpose
  • 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

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.

Customized Live Coaching Sessions

Add coaching sessions to this on-demand course.  

Schools love these because we can virtually coach teacher teams as they go through the on-demand course so we can support their teachers in their new learning, answer questions, and work towards full implementation.