In the 1950s 3M started a 15% project from which Post-Its and masking tape developed. Google took it further with the 20% project time, asking employees to spend 20% of their time at work developing a pet project that their job description did not cover. From that developed Gmail, AdSense, and Google News.
Innovate ideas flourished and even failed, but the benefits brought success.
Genius Hour in education extends those ideas to foster creativity, innovation, and intrinsic motivation while learning the cross-curricular skills important to today's learning and tomorrow's future.
It's About Error Recovery
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. I cannot accept not trying."
~ Michael Jordan
Genius Hour is designed for investigation: a topic of your choice in which you experience critical learning outcomes and apply the content standards and the Common Core State Standards. Your evaluation will be based on rubrics, depending on the type of project chosen.
Exhibit & Evaluate: