Students design the learning experience.

20Time is a simple concept that any teacher can execute. Give students one day a week to work on a project of their choosing. What kind of project? One that serves a real audience.

Most students don't know how to answer the question, "what kind of project do you want to pursue?"

Help them discover great ideas through The Bad Idea Factory.

Often it is a business. 

That's why 20Time projects need thoughtful, polished proposals presented to the class to provide critical feedback. 

Click on the Google Doc template below to open. 

File > Make a copy

Share with your students.

Three things:

1. What did you accomplish this week?

2. What are you working on right now?

3. What do you plan to do next?

Oh yeah, include a photo.


You find yourself in an elevator with the one person who has the power to make your project a reality. You have the time it takes to get to the top floor to sell her on your idea. Do it. 

Watch a segment from an elevator pitch here. 

It's time to celebrate DONE. The end of the year closes with a series of presentations modeled after the TED conference. Students have an opportunity to demonstrate their hard work, their struggles, and their victories to the whole community. 

Watch Maddie's final presentation here.