The second annual Genius Hour Showcase is taking place today, Wednesday, April 15, at 4:00 p.m. The showcase will begin with a short presentation in the auditorium, followed by an open session where guests are invited to stop and visit student booths. The 8th graders have been working on their Genius Hour projects since early in the school year and are excited to present them. The booths will be set up in the Chapel, Cafeteria, and Middle School Commons.
Genius Hour was a concept brought to Marshall School by English teacher Lori Durant. It originated at Google as "20% time," which is the idea that employees should be able to use 20% of their work time to focus on pet projects that are driven by their own passions. These projects are still in alignment with Google's goals and standards, and some estimates say that as much as 50% of their newest projects were created from 20% time.
Marshall's students have loved the opportunity to follow their interests through their Genius Hour projects, and are looking forward to bringing them to life at the Showcase tonight.