Innovation in Education: Genius Hour/ 20% Time Explained (and why Innovation needs more than one hour a week)

You’ve heard about Genius Hour, but you want to make the leap and dedicate more time to being innovative. You’re also are unsure if providing “freedom” to students is a great idea.
This passionate, but straight forward session will make the case of why it is essential to provide student innovation and creativity training. More importantly, Don will discuss how to avoid the pitfalls of providing a solution to the roadblock of “I don’t know what I want to work on” complaint from the students. Mentors, partnerships, and truly authentic assessment will be covered in this session. Also, for the administrators in the audience, compelling reasons why providing curriculum time and space is a great idea, and the stories of student success that is changing the world.