This month, a conference for teachers was held in Mississippi, where teachers from several states gathered to learn how to better students. Village Tech Schools teacher, Todd Cowden, attended the conference and had an opportunity to share about our Genius Hour.
Genius Hour is a creative experience for VT students where they have the opportunity to learn outside of the traditional school setting. Things like how to play in a band, or how to bake a cake have both been explored in the past.
While the talk in Mississippi was going on, students at VT were in their own Genius Hour class. The VT class was streamed to Mississippi to answer questions that teachers had about the hour, and other teachers were impressed.