4. Genius Hour

What is Genius Hour?

Genius Hour is an inquiry-based learning project in which students work on individual projects focused on their passion. This project was developed from the companies Google and 3M which gave their employees 20% of their time to work on a passion-driven or non-work-related project. Post-It Notes and Gmail were invented while these employees were channeling their creative mindsets.

Genius Hour brings the mindset of Google and 3M into the classroom. The students receive one hour per week where they can create, explore, learn, build, invent, modify, write, or follow any passion they have in life.

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