Session Title: Genius Hour: Giving your students the time to find their passions and explore their wonders!

Your Name: Gallit Zvi @gallit_z

Work Title: Faculty Associate

School or Organization Name: Simon Fraser University

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Surrey, BC, Canada

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience:  Classroom teachers (elementary, middle school)

Short Session Description: Starting Genius Hour with your Class

Full Session Description:

Are we giving students enough opportunities to be creative?  Do they have time to learn about the things they are passionate about or the things that they wonder about? 


I believe that a key part of fostering a love for learning is giving students some autonomy and some time to be creative! A great way to do this is by implementing Genius Hour!  Genius Hour gives students the opportunity to develop their own inquiry questions and is a set time for students to work on their own passion projects.  

We will discuss the research behind this type of teaching, as well as the practical aspects of setting it up!  

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:  Some links to get you started:

My Blog

Genius Hour wiki


Time: Sunday, October 13th at 1 pm Pacific Time (GMT -7)  Click here to see workshops in your timezone.


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Hi, I will also be presenting on something very similar to this. I look forward to taking part in your presentation.

I'm so glad you are leading this, Gallit! I will be there with bells on!

Here is the link to the room for Gallit's session: 

It will be at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time/4 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Thanks for posting that, Denise! :D

"See" you tomorrow

Can't wait! See you later, friend!


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