Cultivating Creativity Through Genius Hour (3-Hour)


Presenter: Andi McNair, TAGT
Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 3

Genius hour is an out-of-the-box venture that allows students to take charge and follow through with a project that will impact their community. Students have total ownership from the initial stage of research, to collaborating with an expert, to carrying out the project with passion, and sharing it with the world–or at least Snapchat! Learn how to make genius hour an exciting part of your class.

Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

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Being an educator for G/T students takes heart and hard work; but no matter how much work you put in, the real key is to make it meaningful to your students. If students can’t connect with what they’re learning, you’re wasting your valuable time and theirs. Genius hour is a creative, hands-on project that is guaranteed to make that connection! Learn how genius hour can get even your most reticent student excited and engaged.

This course will give you: 

  • Key elements of a dynamic genius hour
  • Examples of genius hour projects
  • Helpful resources for you and your students
  • Tips to set up your classroom for genius hour

Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

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257 reviews for Cultivating Creativity Through Genius Hour (3-Hour)

  1. Olga – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    It is very good information.

  2. Paula – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)

    Very interesting. I liked the passion the presenter had for the Genius Hour.

  3. Juan – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


  4. Lapidario – SHARYLAND ISD (verified owner)

    Great resource to to guide the students in project-making

  5. Monica – SHARYLAND ISD (verified owner)

    This was a very interesting topic that truly is making the wheels in my brain turn. I want to implement this and figure out a way to do it.

  6. Timothy – CORPUS CHRISTI ISD (verified owner)


  7. Delia – SHARYLAND ISD (verified owner)

    It was innovative and full of resources to use in class.

  8. Carlos – SHARYLAND ISD (verified owner)


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