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Bringing Genius Hour to your library : implementing a schoolwide passion project program

Author: Elizabeth Barrera Rush
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'Genius Hour' is a name for a movement in education where students are allowed to regularly use a portion of class time to learn about whatever they want in school. Bringing "Genius Hour" to Your School Library is meant to provide information pertaining to elementary and secondary school librarians, guidance on how to initiate and manage a school-wide Passion Project program in the library, and develop the solidly  Read more...
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Rush, Elizabeth Barrera.
Bringing Genius Hour to your library.
Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, [2018]
(DLC) 2017050456
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Barrera Rush
ISBN: 9781440856525 1440856524
OCLC Number: 1007504451
Description: xii, 161 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction: what is Genius Hour? --
Why Genius Hour? --
Proposing Genius Hour to your campus --
The magnitude of your effort --
Schedules, project duration, and life in general --
Organization and communication --
Addressing curriculum --
The Navy SEAL approach to Genius Hour --
Introducing Genius Hour to your students --
Managing many topics --
Create an environment for independent learning --
Integration sensation --
Skills lessons --
Presentations --
Developmentally appropriate curriculum --
"Genius Hour, too" : bridging the gap --
Managing group projects --
Getting ready for presentations and next year --
Conclusion: making Genius Hour your own.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Barrera Rush.

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"'Genius Hour' is a name for a movement in education where students are allowed to regularly use a portion of class time to learn about whatever they want in school. Bringing "Genius Hour" to Your School Library is meant to provide information pertaining to elementary and secondary school librarians, guidance on how to initiate and manage a school-wide Passion Project program in the library, and develop the solidly coherent, meaningful library program"--

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