Genius hours, maker spaces, 20% time, and passion projects are all the rage these days as teachers look for new ways to engage middle schoolers and address increasingly important 21st century skills. Yet each of these innovations challenge teachers in new ways. Where’s the time in the school day? How can I juggle multiple projects at once? How can I keep students on track with their personalized projects? And what about assessment? Join us to learn how teachers in more than a dozen schools are answering these questions, creating regular opportunities for students to direct their learning.