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The Genius of Design

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Teacher Quality Standards

  • QS III: Teachers plan and deliver effective instruction and create an environment that facilitates learning for their students.
    • Element D: Teachers establish and communicate high expectations and use processes to support the development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

This article by John Spencer talks about how Genius Hour can "encourage creativity and enable students to take learning into their own hands." The major headings in the article are "It's All About Empowerment", "Empowering Students Through Design Thinking", "Look, Listen, and Learn", "Ask Tons of Questions", "Understand the Process or Problem", "Navigate Ideas", "Create a Prototype", "Highlight and Fix", "The Launch", and "Take the Risk." This article was discussed at the 5th Grade Job Alike meeting at COLLAB 2018.