To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the #GeniusHour twitter group, author and early GH advocate Angela Maiers will moderate an hour-long live chat on Thursday, March 2 at 9 pm Eastern, joined by Denise Krebs and Gallit Zvi, co-authors of the Genius Hour Guidebook.
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Denise and Gallit are often asked for a succinct description of Genius Hour. There are no strict rules, but it’s helpful sometimes to be able to provide a brief definition, as you advocate for the time and support to create Genius Hour in your own classroom. Try this one!
In this video of her snapshot presentation at ISTE 2015, Gallit Zvi (through voice and slides) discusses why Genius Hour is important and how teachers can introduce this liberating concept in their classrooms. She begins with the book The Most Magnificent Thing.
Many students will rely on some sort of research process for their Genius Hour project. Gallit and Denise recommend the use of Silvia Rosental Tolisano’s 21st century adaptation of the KWH organizer — the KWHLAQ Chart. Learn more and download the chart from Fickr.