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Genius Hour
Creativity. Passion. Wonder.
By
Gallit Zvi - @gallit_z
gallitzvi.com
what is Genius Hour?
Genius Hour is a precious
time, loved by all my
students. It is when they
are allowed to develop
their own inquiry questio...
Genius Hour – Productive, creative, empowered
students making decisions about what to learn,
and then passionately learnin...
WHY?
We should always know why we are learning,
doing, teaching...
Richard St. John:
The Power of Passion
Schools Kill Creativity
TED Talk
Genius,
Latin definition:
"to bring into being,
create, produce."
Daniel Pink
The Puzzle of Motivation
TED Talk
autonomy, purpose,
mastery
NOT THIS
Angela Maiers

You Matter
TED Talk
21st Century Learning Skills
creativity and innovation
collaboration
communication
critical thinking
Yocontribution.
"You are a genius
and the world
expects
your contribution"

~Angela Maiers
HOW?
By giving
them one
hour a week!
Genius Hour as an idea gives autonomous
personalized learning time out of every week for
students to question, think, lear...
WHO?
Everyone!
WHEN?
What Works for You

•
•
•
•

One hour per week
One day each month (20% time)
Two days per term (Innovation Day/Week)
WHERE?
Piano Playing for
Genius Hour

At the Piano
On an iPad

On an iPad
With a camcorder
In front of the school
Introducing
Genius Hour
Inspirational Videos!

Creativity Takes Time
Start With our Passions & Wonders
Creativity Rubric
We have students focus on 1 or 2 elements of
the Genius Hour Creativity Rubric when
working through thei...
Resources
geniushour.wikispaces.com
gallitzvi.com
#GeniusHour @GeniusHour
geniushour.ca
Keep in Touch!
Gallit Zvi
Twitter @gallit_z
Blog gallitzvi.com
Email gallitzvi@gmail.com
Rscon4 presentation on Genius Hour
Rscon4 presentation on Genius Hour
Rscon4 presentation on Genius Hour
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  1. 1. Genius Hour Creativity. Passion. Wonder. By Gallit Zvi - @gallit_z gallitzvi.com
  2. 2. what is Genius Hour?
  3. 3. Genius Hour is a precious time, loved by all my students. It is when they are allowed to develop their own inquiry question about whatever it is that they want to explore.
  4. 4. Genius Hour – Productive, creative, empowered students making decisions about what to learn, and then passionately learning and creating. ~Denise Krebs
  5. 5. WHY? We should always know why we are learning, doing, teaching...
  6. 6. Richard St. John: The Power of Passion
  7. 7. Schools Kill Creativity TED Talk
  8. 8. Genius, Latin definition: "to bring into being, create, produce."
  9. 9. Daniel Pink The Puzzle of Motivation TED Talk
  10. 10. autonomy, purpose, mastery
  11. 11. NOT THIS
  12. 12. Angela Maiers You Matter TED Talk
  13. 13. 21st Century Learning Skills creativity and innovation collaboration communication critical thinking
  14. 14. Yocontribution. "You are a genius and the world expects your contribution" ~Angela Maiers
  15. 15. HOW?
  16. 16. By giving them one hour a week!
  17. 17. Genius Hour as an idea gives autonomous personalized learning time out of every week for students to question, think, learn, and explore the things that they loved and were curious about. This was something special that engaged learners like nothing I had seen before. ~ Hugh McDonald, Grade 6/7
  18. 18. WHO?
  19. 19. Everyone!
  20. 20. WHEN?
  21. 21. What Works for You • • • • One hour per week One day each month (20% time) Two days per term (Innovation Day/Week)
  22. 22. WHERE?
  23. 23. Piano Playing for Genius Hour At the Piano
  24. 24. On an iPad On an iPad
  25. 25. With a camcorder
  26. 26. In front of the school
  27. 27. Introducing Genius Hour
  28. 28. Inspirational Videos! Creativity Takes Time
  29. 29. Start With our Passions & Wonders
  30. 30. Creativity Rubric We have students focus on 1 or 2 elements of the Genius Hour Creativity Rubric when working through their Genius Hour Project.
  31. 31. Resources
  32. 32. geniushour.wikispaces.com gallitzvi.com #GeniusHour @GeniusHour geniushour.ca
  33. 33. Keep in Touch! Gallit Zvi Twitter @gallit_z Blog gallitzvi.com Email gallitzvi@gmail.com
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