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School: Boynton Middle School
Class: Enrichment, Second Semester
Subjects: Integrated across subjects, Responsive to student choice
Project: Genius Hour is a project-based learning activity that invites Boynton students to explore their own passions. It encourages creativity in the classroom and promotes inquiry, perseverance, problem solving, and innovation among other life skills. Genius Hour at Boynton provides students a choice in what they learn during a set period of time during school. Students go through a cycle of working to understand topics, ideas, or problems to be solved that are important to them and use experts, technology, and other forms of research to build new knowledge. Through this exploration and inquiry - in small groups and as individuals - students plan a presentation or implement an action. Students work with teachers to set goals, assess progress, and mark their achievement. Finally, they work to present their learning in a public way.
Standards: Many subjects are integrated into the class, Dependant on the project students define and bring to fruition
Service Learning: Service learning is emphasized, Looks different for every student
Experts/Local Connections: Students reach out to local experts to support their inquiry and projects