Genius Hour - Harnessing Student Voice Through Passion Projects

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 5/10/2021 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 11/9/2020 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 10
Agency Contact: Jennifer Peck
Agency Assistant: Ginny Shoemaker 715-720-2026
Audience: K-12 educators and administrators from any content area
Location: Virtual Learning
online only
online, WI 54729
Facility: Virtual Learning
11/11/2020 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
12/11/2020 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
1/11/2021 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
2/11/2021 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
3/11/2021 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
4/11/2021 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
5/11/2021 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

**This meeting has been adapted to a recorded format.  To access the recording and supporting materials, please click "Register for this Event".  Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to access the video and materials.

Your students have interests and passions. What if you could give them a little structured time each week, say an hour, to explore those passions? What if in the process you could see a huge leap in student engagement, creativity, collaboration, and achievement of content standards? This amazing idea is known as Genius Hour or 20% time and began in the tech industry and is now changing classrooms all over the world. In this workshop, we will learn how to implement Genius Hour in any classroom. You will leave with tools that you can use to launch Genius Hour successfully. 

Learning outcomes include:

  1. Learn how Genius Hour can transform your students' experience.
  2. Develop a plan for implementing Genius Hour in your classroom.
  3. Learn how real teachers are making Genius Hour work in their classrooms.

This workshop is offered at no cost to those districts participating in College & Career Readiness LS2, including Abbotsford, Bloomer, Bruce, Cadott, Chippewa Falls, Colby, Eleva-Strum, Flambeau, Gilmanton, Greenwood, Lake Holcombe, Loyal, Mondovi, Neillsville, New Auburn, Osseo-Fairchild, Owen-Withee, and Spencer.  Discount will be automatically applied.

The cost for all others is $500 per participant.

Teacher Standards
WES1The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the disciplines he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for pupils.
WES4The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies, including the use of technology to encourage children’s development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
WES5The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
WES7The teacher organizes and plans systematic instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, pupils, the community, and curriculum goals.