Genius Hour inspires at McDonald Elementary

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The Centennial School District promotes individualized learning opportunities for students where they can explore their own areas of interest and expand upon curricular topics. Genius Hour is one initiative for the 2016-2017 school year that is gaining momentum through the ingenuity of the teachers and creativity of the students. Genius Hour is a dedicated block of time where students can work on self-directed projects. Teachers serve as mentors and facilitators by teaching students how to develop a plan, monitor progress, collaborate with one another, and share their learning. Using an inquiry model for learning, students refine their questions into actionable plans for research and creation. Each of the six schools in the Centennial School District is piloting Genius Hour this school year.  Read more about this project on Centennial’s website,