Genius Hour Parent Letter:

Link:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gE9hd305a7jvwz8MXe_ysMfRsCUTDxqqRc78YJTgEQY/edit?usp=sharing

Day 1 - Genius Hour Introduction PowerPoint:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1M0OcGXkeNphc2edc5NKXMoBV82XmjelzLhkdoL2x4j8/edit?usp=sharing

Genius Hour Project Rubric:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dBs-Ix_YSA-LAANPZEE4XV02xAGCIcvqZGc-gRA-UXI/edit?usp=sharing

Genius Hour Timeline:

Day 1:

 

  1. What is Genius Lab?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMFQUtHsWhc

 

 

2.  Brainstorm worksheet-

  • in groups brainstorm ideas together and then start pulling out ideas that appeal to them

  • Brainstorm worksheet

 

3. Reflection log in Google Docs, (show sample)

 

4. Project approval sheet for homework and parent signature

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Day 2:

  • Project approval sheet due signed by parent

 

  1. Begin pitch slides, due next week submit on Google Classroom

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/13lzYvAFCQYV0OwFYWtGWikMYqKKjmaxzd-1xjJ6IWVo/edit#slide=id.g3f480d8551_0_0

 

  1. Reflection log

https://padlet.com/RequaC/2yzhb88ulinl

 

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Day 3:

  1. Pitch slide due and submitted.  Meet briefly with teacher for approval or readjustment of idea.  Sign up for appointment starting day 6. Practice pitch slide with peers while waiting for teacher.

  2. Project preparation sheet for more specifics and parent signature

  3. Reflection log

 

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Day 4:

  1. Project prep sheet due with signature

  2. Finish pitch slides for students who need it

  3. Students who finished pitch will begin research as well as finding an expert who they can discuss things with and pose questions.  Hand out “Genius Hour Parent/Guardian Form” to fill out. Due week 5.

  4. Reflection log

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Day 5:

  1. Parent/Expert evaluation forms are due

  2. Research/ work on project

  3. Reflection log

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Day 6:

  1. Begin student appointments- troubleshoot, look over and schedule next appointment. Show evidence of progress.  Parent signature form to update progress.

  2. Research/work on project

  3. Reflection log

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Day 7:

  1. Continue student appointments- troubleshoot, look over and schedule next appointment. Show evidence of progress.  Parent signature form to update progress.

  2. Research/work on project

  3. Reflection log

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Day 8:

  1. Continue student appointments- troubleshoot, look over and schedule next appointment. Show evidence of progress.  Parent signature form to update progress.

  2. Research/work on project

  3. Reflection log

 

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Day 9:

  1. Continue student appointments

  2. Research/work on project

  3. Reflection log

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Day 10:

  1. Final presentation due

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Day 11:

  1. Final presentations

 

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Day 12:

  1. Final presentations

  2. Reflection of course and process/ wrap up