Inquiry and Innovation in the Classroom: Using 20% Time, Genius Hour, and Pbl to Drive Student Success (Paperback)

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Careers in the 21st century are changing, but traditional education methods are not preparing students for these new jobs and demands. In this thought-provoking book, esteemed educator A.J. Juliani describes how we need to modify our classrooms to instill in students the drive for inquiry and innovation that they will need to succeed beyond school doors. Juliani reveals the ways that teachers can use Google's 20% Time, Genius Hour, and Project-Based Learning to make students more creative, inquisitive, engaged in learning, and self-motivated the kind of people we need to move society forward He offers easy ways to implement these ideas while meeting the Common Core and still allowing plenty of time for content instruction.

Special Features:

Research on the benefits of inquiry-based learning

Connections to the Common Core State Standards

Stories and examples from the field

Exciting ideas for using 20% Time, Genius Hour, and PBL at various grade levels

Tips for preparing parents and administration for your new instruction

Ideas for expanding your knowledge and continually learning in this area

Classroom applications for each chapter, including sample projects and resources

Bonus content with reproducible materials that you can use in your classroom right now, such as student checklists, questions, lessons, and unit plans

As Juliani emphasizes, if we want our students to change the world, we must change our classrooms to foster inquiry and innovation.

About the Author

A.J. Juliani is an Education and Technology Innovation Specialist in the Upper Perkiomen School District. He is the author of "Learning By Choice" and "Inquiry & Innovation in the Classroom." Juliani has worked as a middle school and high school teacher; K-12 technology staff developer; educational consultant for ISTE; and educational speaker. Juliani has recently launched a new podcast, "Classroom Questions," and is a co-founder of the successful Classroom Cribs website for brain-friendly based learning spaces. Above all else, Juliani believes we must give our students choice in their learning path. He lives with his wife and three children.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780415743167
ISBN-10: 0415743168
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: June 23rd, 2014
Pages: 152
Language: English