I have had numerous people ask me, "How do you justify that you are meeting standards when implementing Genius Hour in the classroom?"
I have had numerous people say, "I don't have time to have Genius Hour, because I have so many standards to teach."
I have had numerous people say, "What standards are you hitting when you have the students work on Genius Hour?"
I haven't literally sat down and pulled out every standard that it hits until this weekend. I made a google doc that documents all of the standards that I know the students have learned this year by participating in 2 Genius Hour rotations. It was beneficial to do this after a couple of rotations because I am familiar with all of the learning that goes on during this process. I have conferenced with kids, helped them with research, conducted mini-lessons, witnessed the production of products, and seen amazing presentations. As with everything...I can always improve my craft. I will be tweaking many things with Genius Hour before the start of next school year.
But for now, take a look at the 27 standards that were covered this year with Genius Hour.