I realized last night after I had posted that I hadn’t really explained the concept of the 20% Project. This is a project that allows the students to follow their passion for 20% of the week. They can choose to learn something, create something, work on a service project, etc. It is based on Google and their 80/20% work week. The Google employees get 20% of their work week to pursue other ideas.
There are other videos on YouTube where you can see other students’ ideas for their projects.
This video is one that I found on YouTube and it is from York High School and is their project ideas from 2013.
The amount of standards that are met while the students are working on this project is incredible…reading, researching, writing, listening and speaking…so many!!!