Bienvenue à la 7e année!
This term in our class (French Immersion and Language), we will be embarking on an exciting project called "Genius Hour/Projet Passion." Students will work on these projects in class this week for approximately one hour each day. Students will be given a considerable amount of autonomy with this project, but will have guidance and check-ins along the way.
WHAT IS GENIUS HOUR ?
Genius hour is a movement that allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom. It provides students a choice in what they learn during a set period of time during school.
GENIUS HOUR ORIGINS
The search-engine giant, Google, allows it’s engineers to spend 20% of their time to work on any pet project that they want. The idea is very simple. Allow people to work on something that interests them, and productivity will go up. Google’s policy has worked so well that it has been said that 50% of Google’s projects have been created during this creative time period.
This week students will be given the opportunity to explore their own passion. All week for each French period students will be working on their "Projet Passion". Students handed in their proposal sheet to their English teacher. In French class, students will continue working on their "projet passion" and complete their "projet passion" booklet. Each student was given a presentation date to present their "Projet Passion" in front of the class. I am looking for the "Facteur Wow" for their oral presentations. I have attached the rubric for this project.