If you have ever longed for a cohesive, curriculum rich library program which lends itself to collaboration with faculty and real life application of knowledge and skills for your students, then transform student learning and your approach to teaching with Genius Hour! Also known as passion projects or 20% time, you can provide your students the opportunity to select a topic of their own choice, use that topic to practice essential skills such as writing, note taking, collaborating, problem solving, creativity, communicating, and more. You will also provide the opportunity to utilize digital and conventional resources in a practical and meaningful way. Participants will learn how to propose the idea of Genius Hour to administration and faculty, as well as students. They will discover that the basic framework for Genius Hour research will provide organization and ease the management of self-selected projects, so that students can learn by exploring a topic for research that is meaningful to them. Remember, even if you don't have an entire hour with your students, you can make this program work for you!
ALA Unit/Subunit: AASL
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.