Genius Hour is all about allowing students the freedom to explore their own interests, to indulge in previously unexplored creativity, and to ultimately unlock achievement that’s been stifled by “traditional” learning practices.
This online education course, featuring the same amazing content as Strobel Education’s dynamic live workshop, invites teachers from all grade levels to learn about this innovative concept based on a popular Google practice. The company encourages their workers to devote 20% of their work week to a topic not directly related to their job description. The result: Half of the company’s most valuable ideas come from that 20% of independent work!During this online course, you’ll learn practical ways for setting aside a period of your classroom time for Genius Hour projects and how to easily integrate this time with your curriculum and academic standards. Plus, you’ll be provided with a PDF handout for use during the course—and receive exclusive access to Tribe Tools, digital resources created to help you implement Genius Hour in your classroom.
Module 1 - The Genius Hour Revolution
Module 2 - Education Evolution
Module 3 - Rediscover Passion, Play, & Purpose
Module 4 - How Genius Hour Works
Module 5 - Genius Hour Steps (1 & 2)
Module 6 - Genius Hour Steps (3 & 4)
Module 7 - Genius Hour Steps (5 & 6)
Module 8 - The Nitty Gritty Details
Kim Strobel is the owner of Strobel Education. She is a highly sought-after consultant, speaker, and happiness coach who works with K-12 teachers and schools throughout the country. Applying her experiences as a curriculum director, former district-wide literacy coordinator, and professional development coach, she partners with teachers to implement innovative practices in the classroom.
Kim is known for her fiercely energetic presentations, and she combines her dedication to the teaching profession with a positive message of inspiration, leaving teachers feeling both empowered and confident to take what they’ve learned back to their classrooms.
In 2010, she was awarded a grant from the Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship, which she used to study the practice of meditation and how to use it in the classroom. Most recently, she's taken her vision of reimagining education to the national stage as a featured speaker at the Innovative Schools Summit in Atlanta, and the School Discipline Conference in Las Vegas.