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Genius Hour comes to Westminster!



Initially originating as a Google initiative to support employee creativity, 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.  Teachers facilitate from the background by providing guidance and support accessing necessary tools that students use for their inquiry. Much of the learning takes place through the process rather than the end product.  

At WPS, this week our students came out to our library to find out what Genius Hour is all about and were given the opportunity to join our Genius Hour Club. Presently, we are offering this club to Grade 4-8 at lunch recess.  Stay tuned for updates on the terrific ideas these kids come up with in the coming months!  This is another way we are encouraging Modern Learning at our school! 

For more information about Genius Hour check out the video... 

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