STRIVE

This year in STRIVE we will be participating in Genius Hour projects. Students will focus on a topic, a passion, or an interest--something that can’t be quickly answered by Google. They are given designated time to take control of their learning and pursue things that matter to THEM, with the understanding that their discoveries must be shared with the world.This inquiry-driven system promotes self-motivation and the highest level of engagement in our students by creating community connections and encouraging intellectual conversations.

Via STRIVE, students have started their year by completing personal interest inventories, learning to generate ideas, participate in class discussions, and collaboration challenges. In order for them to feel comfortable taking risks, we first build a solid community within the classroom that encourages the 4 C’s +1 R- Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Reflection. From there, the 6 P’s of Genius Hour begin...Passion, Planning, Pitch, Project, Product, and Presentation.

Most of the research and projects will be completed in STRIVE, but some assistance at home may be needed. Once projects are near completion a invitation will be sent home so you can attend your child’s STRIVE class to be a part of their presentation along with an invite to the expert that may have helped along the way. This will be a special day for only your child to present to their STRIVE class as a showcase event or a bigger audience that they choose. When presentations are over, we take the time to evaluate ourselves and each other before diving into the next project.


GENIUS HOUR Power Point Staff