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What is your passion?
You get to spend an hour a week learning about any topic you choose.
What are YOU going to do to make the world "more awesome"?!
Ideas for Products
Write/draw a graphic novel on your chosen topic.
Make a movie trailer of an idea for an invention
Write a guide for doing something on which you become an expert
Interview extended family and elder members to document their history
Design and implement a solution to a problem in your neighborhood or school
Do a study, surveying, collecting data and researching a problem: publish an article
Planning for Personal Learning (Genius Hour) Time
Guidelines: It’s a Process
You will be working on your own, with limited assistance from your parents and/or teacher.
Choose something new you wouldn’t ordinarily do in class. Find a problem to solve, or explore something you are curious about.
You must plan to produce a product*, in addition to a tri-fold display of your research and learning.
Write a proposal and respond to teacher feedback.
Come prepared to research and/or create during each Genius Hour session.
Reflect on your project
in writing [blog check at conference]
Create a tri-fold display with information from your planning sheet, research, and learning.
Present your project in a 3-5 minute TED-style talk to the class.
an option: It teaches you.
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