Project-based learning at its best! Your students will love to work on their ‘Be an Expert’ passion project and you will save time with this no prep package (+ EDITABLE copy) and bulletin board set. Genius Hour lets students choose a topic of interest and create a presentation.
— ABOUT THIS RESOURCE —
✪ PDF files for easy printing and computer compatibility
✪ Link to editable Google Slides version
✪ Easily share the Google Slides version for distance learning or virtual classrooms
✪ Link to Prezi to introduce the idea of Genius Hour
This is an engaging independent project that incorporates all strands of Language Arts Curriculum (Reading, Writing, Oral Communication, Media Literacy) as well as other content areas depending on the student’s chosen topic.
Be an Expert (also called Genius Hour or Passion Project) is a type of research project that requires inquiry-based thinking and learning while allowing the students to learn more about anything that is of interest to them.
This is a great way to engage students’ interests and creativity while learning! Students spend time researching a topic they are interested in and develop a creative, meaningful way to share it within their community or world at large.
— WHAT’S INCLUDED? —
⇧ ⇧ Please download the detailed PREVIEW to get a clear idea of what you can expect with your purchase ⇧ ⇧
✔ Teacher Notes – 3 pages including ideas to introduce, implement and assess with a list of possible expectations addressed (Ontario Curriculum)
✔ Student Pages – 12 pages of handouts and printables to be completed by students in their planning, research, presentation and reflecting phases.
✔ Bulletin Board Set – includes headings, subheadings, helpful research links and ideas for student presentation.
✔ PREZI introduces and explains Genius Hour with videos and a quick brainstorming activity.
Pretty much everything you need to get started with passion projects!
— TIPS FOR USE —
✏️ Start with the Prezi to get students excited!
✏️ Introduce early so students can start brainstorming
✏️ Have students post their inquiry questions on the bulletin board
✏️ First, teach as a reading comprehension strategy to strengthen student understanding of types of questions
✏️ Use the framework for inquiry projects in any subject area!
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