“Work that matters” has significance beyond classroom walls; it’s work that is created for an authentic audience who might  enjoy it or benefit from it even in a small way. It’s work that isn’t simply passed to the teacher for a grade, or shared with peers for review. It’s work that potentially makes a difference in the world. Mindshift

What is Genus Hour?

What’s Your Idea?

Use the Design Thinking Framework (PDF) to help you discover an amazing idea that you will bring to life!

Ponder these Questions…

The Steps to Every Passion:The Reflection:Resources:

Genius Hour Folder: Proposal, Timeline, Notebook, Teacher’s Guide (.doc)

Genius Hour Livebinder chalked FULL of resources for planning, documenting, sharing

Student Documentation (PDF)

List of Genius Hour IDEAS (PDF)

Genius Hour Cheat Sheet (PDF)

Genius Hour Hyperdoc – Rigsby & Reynolds (slide deck)

Inspiring Picture Books:

The Dot by Peter Reynolds
Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty
Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty
Wolf! by Becky Bloom
Stella: Star of the Sea by Marie-Louise Gay
I Wonder by Annaka Harris

Getting Started with Genius Hour / Passion Projects – Spring 2021
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