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G/T 6hr Update - Genius Hour Book Study
Spring 2022

Join ESC Region 12 as we embark on a six-week online book study of Andi McNair’s book, Genius Hour: Passion Projects that Ignite Innovation and Student Inquiry. This book provides educators with the tools that they need to successfully implement genius hour, or passion projects, in the classroom. Presented through an easy-to-follow six-step strategy, teachers will utilize the six P's-passion, pitch, plan, project, product, and presentation-as a map for students to follow as they create, design, and carry out projects. Students will experience personalized learning through these self-driven projects, application of standards and real-world skills, and opportunities to learn through failure and reflection.

Important Session Information:

Gifted and Talented Co-op members attend at for the book fee ($20). This six week, instructor led book study will take place via a Canvas course. Participants will be assigned specific chapters to be read, questions to complete via a discussion board with optional live Zoom meetings for discussion twice during the book study. Participants will need to pay a materials fee ($20) to receive a paperback copy of the text, Genius Hour by Andi McNair, to be picked up at the ESC the week prior to the book study beginning. Pick up times will be announced. This book study will align to the Effective Schools Framework in the Positive School Culture and the High-Quality Curriculum levers. This study supports and models practices and policies that demonstrate high expectations and shared ownership for student success, with a drive towards college and career readiness and postsecondary success. Instructional materials and processes discussed support students with varied learning needs.

Dimension 1.3: Knowledge of Students, Dimension 1.4: Activities, Dimension 2.4: Differentiation

Registration for this session has ended
Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6) CPE/G/T
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Kari Kenobbie-Espin
Andrea McNair
Kari Kenobbie-Espin
Date Location
2/28/2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Online Location

ESC Region 12 | 2101 West Loop 340 | Waco TX 76712 | 254-297-1212