Science & Nature
Enrich Kids: Genius Hour
What is your child passionate about? In this course they can dig deeper and create a project based on their interests , work towards a goal and learn project management skills all while doing something they love.
Barbara Sheridan - Nature School Teacher
36 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 9 learners
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learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 8 weeks
60 minutes per class
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Genius hour is rooted in the idea from google that if employees spend 20 percent of their time pursuing passions then innovation naturally follows. It is said both google maps and gmail came from genius hour! Find out how genius hour can benefit your learner. Students start with an idea, passion or area of interest and we develop a project that they dedicate at least an hour a week to seeing what they can accomplish. Students will learn Project Management skills and Scientific Investigation...
Learning Goals will be set by students in collaboration with the teacher. Overall students will learn project management skills and Scientific Investigation techniques using Open Inquiry and Project Based Learning techniques. Students will be able to finish one project per course depending on work done outside of class, complexity of the project and what the final project display will be. Students wishing to refine their ideas, go more in depth in the project or would like to focus on doing the project during mostly in class collaboration periods are free to take this course as many times as they wish to project completion. The second course would focus on refining the project and giving more time and resources to complete the project.
I run a forest kindergarten and natural learning program using inquiry and project based learning. I have worked with families in the education field for more than 20 years. I have done project based learning, child directed learning and child centered learning. I have my Masters of Education in Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation which focuses on Inquiry and Project Based Learning in innovative areas such as online learning.
Students are responsible for deciding any work to be done outside of class. Families may take the course again if they would like all work be completed within the class. The second course would focus on refining the idea and giving more time and resources to complete the project. This a viable option if families feel the students are more comfortable with higher levels of instruction or oversight during work periods.
Learner is responsible for setting goals and how the progress will be measured (timeline, depth of knowledge, ability to collaborate are some examples of goals to be assessed)
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Barbara Sheridan - Nature School TeacherInquiry and Project Based Learning Facilitator
36 total reviews
39 completed classes
“If you’re a hammer, everything looks like a nail. If you’re a PBL teacher, everything looks like an opportunity to engage your kids in a profound and meaningful learning experience.” -Rich Lehrer **I have never cancelled a class or been late for...