COD 2023 - D875

Genius Hour: Passion projects that ignite Innovation and Student inquiry

All teachers at upper primary and secondary school level

5 sessions, start: 15-Aug

Course detail

Year: 2023
Level: Distance
Language: English
Status: Ended
Lugar: Distance
Facilitator/s: Ms. María Barberis, Ms. Sofia Besenyi
Print course
ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 18000.00
Non affiliate
ARS 18000.00


Sessions Dates Schedule
1 15 August - 21 August 2023 Online session
2 22 August - 28 August 2023 Online session
3 29 August - 04 September 2023 Online session
4 05 September - 11 September 2023 Online session
5 12 September - 18 September 2023 Online session


María Barberis

Maria Barberis is a Mg in Education Management from UNSAM and holds a Diploma in ELT Management from Surrey University. She graduated in 1977 from Catholic University of Argentina as a Teacher of English where she then taught Grammar I & II. In 1982, she co - founded Windmill Institute at CABA. For the past twenty five years she worked at Marin School in San Isidro where she performed different managerial positions such as Head of English Department in Primary and Secondary, IBD Coordinator and School Principal. At the moment, she is a teacher trainer and educator for schools as well as for companies.

Sofia Besenyi

Sofia Besenyi is a Teacher of English graduated in 2002 from Instituto Santa Catalina de Belgrano. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from FASTA University finished in 2022. She is currently doing a post graduate course on Innovative Education from Universidad Siglo 21. For the past twenty years she has worked as a teacher at St. Stephen's School in San Carlos de Bariloche and as the Centre Exams Manager for Cambridge English Authorized Centre AR621. She has been the School Principal since 2018.
All teachers at upper primary and secondary school level
• To empower students to take ownership of their learning and pursue their passions
• To promote creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
• To provide opportunities for students to collaborate and learn from each other
• To showcase student projects and promote a culture of learning and exploration within the school community
• Intro to Genius Hour
• Planning for Genius Hour
• The 6 P’s for passion projects
• Assessing Genius Hour Projects
– An online course consisting of 6 modules that will provide you with plenty of ideas to adopt and adapt Genius Hour projects to your teaching contexts.
- We will foster constant participation in all the modules. Sharing and learning together is our premise.
The bibliography and resources will be shared throughout the course.
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