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.

Presenter Bio

Andi McNair currently teaches Gifted and Talented students at a small rural school at Bosqueville ISD in Texas. She has been a teacher for over a decade, teaching 4th/5th grade math before moving into gifted education. As a parent of gifted children, she is a strong advocate for gifted education. She regularly speaks at TAGT (Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented) and other conferences, particularly sharing her passion for innovative education. Andi is married to her high school sweetheart. They have three children and live in Waco, TX. 

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

  1. Esperanza – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    Great presentation on Genius Hour. She gave wonderful ideas and resources to use.

  2. Celina – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    I really liked this training full of good apps and ideas to complete Gt projects for kids that will keep them motivated, engaged, and target beyond critical thinking in learning.

  3. Maribel – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It was very interesting. i enjoyed it.

  4. Greta – BOERNE ISD (verified owner)

    Great course! I would love to do this with my students.

  5. Amy – HALLSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    Really interesting and engaging! I can’t wait to adapt this to my classroom!

  6. Erin – WASHINGTON LOCAL (verified owner)

    This is a great explanation of what Genius Hour is and why it is beneficial for the students. The presenter covered how utilize classroom time to allow the students to complete a project beginning to end and how you can keep track of what they are learning throughout.

  7. Stacy – Private Pay (verified owner)

    This course provided me with many resources for Genius Hour.

  8. Melinda – LUBBOCK ISD (verified owner)

    this was great! I enjoyed learning about genius hour and how I can incorporate it into my Kindergarten classroom

  9. D’Anissa – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    This was a very informative course. I feel that it is very useful for fourth and fifth grade teachers.

  10. Corby – JASPER ISD (verified owner)

    It was helpful

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