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The 20Time Project is a book packed with resources, tips, and case studies for teachers looking to inspire young innovators.
The 20Time Project is a book packed with resources, tips, and case studies for teachers looking to inspire young innovators.
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This project is to raise the money needed to research, edit, design, and publish The 20Time Project

I have hired two people to help me with the book. My researcher is a seasoned journalist with a passion for education and spreading the good. My editor is super sharp, insanely well educated, and tough on me when I use too many annoying, redundant, and superfluous adjectives.

Why the world needs this book

This book is the product of years of classroom experimentation and dialogue with students, colleagues, and fellow educators. It makes the case for 20Time in the classroom as a pathway to innovative thinking for students and teachers alike. It explains why we need to incubate independent problem-solving in our classrooms, and provides a wealth of concrete advice for teachers interested in implementing 20Time.

Who should back this project

  • People who believe the world needs more innovators
  • Teachers considering implementing 20Time in the classroom
  • Administrators and Teachers looking for innovative ways to meet Common Core State Standards
  • Parents who want to provide children a sense of entrepreneurship
  • My mom

July 1, 2014 

I will have the first draft of the book completed. Those who back the project as an Early Adopter will see this version in early August. 

September 1, 2014 

I will begin the process of sending my book to Amazon for publication and distribution. 

October is Booktober 

On the first of the month, I will ship copies of the book and other rewards to the backers. 

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About the author

Kevin Brookhouser is a teacher, blogger, and learner who is one of the pioneers of 20Time in the classroom. He is a Google Certified Teacher and a National Association of Independent Schools Teacher of the Future. Kevin is a top rated Google Education Trainer and regularly keynotes around the country about technology in education and 20Time. Kevin is a host on the widely popular podcast, The Google Educast, on the EdReach network. His blog iteachithink.com has over 200,000 visitors, and his YouTube channel has 800 subscribers and over 250,000 views. Recently he contracted with Google to produce videos for their recently watched Google for Education Training series. This year Kevin’s 20Time project is this book. Last year it was grmr.me, an interactive grammar site to help teachers and students tackle some of the trickiest writing issues with engaging videos, exercises, and badges. 

Risks and challenges

The biggest threat to any creative project is incompletion. I know this because I have managed hundreds of these projects in my 20Time class. Some of them failed to finish. I have a big poster in my classroom that reads "Done is Better Than Perfect." While my exceptional editor is going to help make this book pretty darn close to perfect, we are going to worship at the altar of Done and finish this book.

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    The Search Optimizer.
    I will write a blogpost on the topic of your choice, linking to you and your site. Your name will appear in the acknowledgements of book. You'll get a thank you call, a shout out on twitter, and a signed book. Also includes a poster that reads, "Failure is an option. Failure to deliver is not."

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    I'll make a personalized video for you or your class. See your name in acknowledgements of book, get a thank you call, a shout out on twitter, and a signed book. Also includes a poster that reads, "Failure is an option. Failure to deliver is not."

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    The Hangouter.
    I will provide a custom one hour webinar for you or your group. See your name in the acknowledgements of book, get thank you call, a shout out on twitter, and a signed book. Also includes a poster that reads, "Failure is an option. Failure to deliver is not."

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    The Producer.
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    The Angel.
    Kevin travels to meet angels. He will come to you and deliver a live one-hour presentation to your group. He'll bring 10 signed copies of book in his carry-on. You'll get all of the above perks.

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