Gr. 8 Genius Hour Guest Speaker

Gr. 8 Genius Hour Guest Speaker

Former OJCS student and entrepreneur Pablo Srugo was kind enough to share his story with the grade 8 class. Mr. Srugo wanted to be a lawyer as a student but after realizing it wasn’t for him he and his business partner Lee Silverstone (another OJCS alumni!) decided they wanted to start a company of their own. The creativity, working for themselves, and following their passions were reasons why entrepreneurship appealed to them. His first company was a tutoring company called…

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Gr. 7 Genius Hour Guest Speaker Amy Ziede

Gr. 7 Genius Hour Guest Speaker Amy Ziede

Grade 7 students took part in a video chat with Amy Ziede this week to learn about her company, and how it all began when she was 12 years old. Her organization, Creating Connected Communities started as part of her bat mitzvah project and was called Amy’s Holiday Party with a budget of only $400 to help underprivileged youth celebrate the holidays in December. The idea came to her after hearing a story of gifts being stolen from a youth…

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Genius Hour & STEAM Info, Rubric, Tracking Sheets

Genius Hour & STEAM Info, Rubric, Tracking Sheets

Welcome to Genius Hour! This is a project that encourages students to follow their passions as they develop their research and inquiry skills by learning about a topic of their choice, making, designing, or building a product based on their learning, and then presenting what they have learned and made. While students will continue to practice the timeless skills of researching, testing, analyzing, and presenting to an audience like a traditional Science fair project, Genius Hour opens the door to…

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