Full course description

Event sponsor: Bismarck Public Schools (Sunrise Elementary School) 
Event location: Sunrise Elementary School
Event contact and email: Danielle Klein-danielle_klein@bismarckschools.org
Event start date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Event end date: Friday, May 25, 2018

Objective and Outcomes: 

  • We will put ourselves in our students shoes and walk through this process together as learners. We will experience parts of Genius Hour that our students will be experiencing as they go through Genius Hour (like identifying our own passions). We will explore suggested resources and materials and utilize our LMS and LOS teachers who will begin to collaborate with us as we begin planning our Genius Hour launch. Our goal is to provide students with experiences and opportunities that will allow them to truly take ownership of their learning. 

Evaluation and Evidence of Learning and Application:

  • Participants will submit their individual learning log to Instructional Coach. As learners, participants will contribute to reflective conversations in their work groups. Participants will have the choice of implementing genius hour or passion project in their classroom or they can choose to implement new resources found by digging into "Genius Hour." In either case, participants will be observed by other participants and/or Instructional Coach and will reflect together (peer learning).