To help inspire innovation and creativity, Google offers employees 20% of their time to work on a project of their choosing. Teachers who offer the same to their students can meet learning goals while creating powerful experiences that lead to increased motivation, creativity, and divergent critical thinking.
Isn't that what we all want for our students?
Kevin will outline how to inspire teachers to organize a 20% program in elementary, middle, and high schools across curricula, how to effectively communicate the rationale of the program to administrators, parents, and students, and how to execute the program so students are able to manage their time effectively for a successful final project. You will have the opportunity to brainstorm ideas with other educators, and ask Kevin to weigh in on your thoughts and plans.
Kevin Brookhouser, M.Ed. is the author of The 20time Project: How educators can launch Google’s formula for future-ready students and Code in Every Class: How All Educators Can Teach Programming. He teaches project based learning, digital citizenship, and design at York School in Monterey, California and is a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Certified Trainer, and National Association of Independent Schools Teacher of the Future.
Kevin serves on the board of The International School of Monterey. He is a learning animal.