On October 15, I am going to present a session about genius hour at ITEC (Iowa Technology and Education Connection) Conference. I hope you will help me prepare my session by sharing with me your suggestions and successes.
My plan is to present it by answering these questions: Why? What? Who? When? Where? How?
These 5 W’s and an H are typical information-gathering questions, but I thought I’d take Simon Sinek‘s advice and start with why.
Here are some of the specific questions I would like to answer for the participants at my session. I need your help, though.
Why? – Why spend time doing genius hour with your students? Why is it important?
What? – What is genius hour? Can you offer a concise definition? What are some other names you call it?
Who? – Who does genius hour in your school? Does it work with all ages?
When? – When do you do genius hour? How often? How long?
Where? – Where are some interesting places students have participated in a genius hour project?
How? – How would someone new to genius hour get started?
Do you have any stories, photos, videos, or advice to share with me in answer to any or all of these questions? I want people to see how Genius Hour works! You can add information to this Google Doc or in a comment below. Thank you, in advance!
Simon Sinek’s Ted Talk about Starting with Why