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PBL Camp Collaborators Wanted: Grade 9-12 (Week 2)

PBL Camp Collaborators Wanted: Grade 9-12 (Week 2)

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Please share your name and grade level and some info about the project you'd like to do. If you know your driving question, you can include that. If not, it's OK. You can collaborate with your team to develop that.

To connect with someone who has posted a project here, click their name to view their profile. In the left column, under the photo, there is a link SEND A MESSAGE. Use that to securely communicate. From there, you can share your email address or phone number. Please don't post your personal contact info in the group.

Once you've found collaborators, you may click "edit" at the bottom of your post and type PROJECT FOUND in the subject line so the rest of us know you're not available for this collaboration.

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Karimah Grayson's picture

Jason,

I am also a Social Science teacher and my students are considered at risk. I am interested in collaborating with you for this camp. I am looking at this from a geographical perspective and focusing on how human interaction can affect the environment and make geographical changes. Together with you, we can create a great PBL for this issue.

Karimah Grayson

[quote]I teach 9-12 Social Studies and Math in an At-Risk school. I would like to do a project that gets students thinking and learning about the environmental and political ramifications of the oil spill. I would also like students to understand the complexity of the situation for both the governments and the individuals involved.

I feel that a web quest and/or a game could be very powerful in getting students motivated and excited to learn about the topic.

A Google sites page could be constructed to do both those objectives.

Or it could be a mix of web and paper. I open to all ideas.[/quote]

Anna Alarid's picture
Anna Alarid
Intern at the Institute for Urban Education NYC

[quote]Potential Driving Questions: Which professionals will be needed to help resolve this situation? And how do you know?Intent: RESEARCH the situation, IDENTIFY the needs, RESEARCH careers based on the needs, CREATE a list of careers that engage in the work needed and DEFEND conclusions. {Other areas of concern: writing, increase option awareness (careers), make connections between core academic areas and real-world situations, enhance communication skills/public speaking skills.}[/quote]

Your ideas are very similar to those I developed for my PBL course. Maybe we can work together this week on another project, do you already have collaborators?

Zahra A. Belyea's picture
Zahra A. Belyea
9-12 English Teacher, Arlington, MA

Dear Telannia: I am also interested in working with you on your project. Both your project and one other very much intrigue me. I was not able to send you a message privately through the method described above. Would you mind sending me a message to let me know whether or not your group has already been formed? Thank you very much. Sincerely, Zahra

Brett Arthur's picture
Brett Arthur
High School Math & Physics Teacher

Could I join you? As I tried to get out on the "tweetchat", I'm @ an inner city high school which features a 30-minute "enrichment" program in thge middle of the day. As part of this, I will need to come up with a PBL project for 15-20 11th & 12th graders that will be working on it twice a week for 16 weeks. Oh, btw, the kids have not really bought into the enrichment idea yet. Most view it as a "break" to be chatted away.

Ellen Feig's picture

[quote]Could I join you? As I tried to get out on the "tweetchat", I'm @ an inner city high school which features a 30-minute "enrichment" program in thge middle of the day. As part of this, I will need to come up with a PBL project for 15-20 11th & 12th graders that will be working on it twice a week for 16 weeks. Oh, btw, the kids have not really bought into the enrichment idea yet. Most view it as a "break" to be chatted away.[/quote]

I would love to work with you on something as I have been trying to create a project that incorporates science and literacy. What do you think?

Solmarie Puig's picture

Telannia,I am a math teacher too, and my perspective of math is very similar to yours: math is everywhere. I would love to work with you. I feel a little lost but i think we could make a good team. Let me know. Im from Puerto Rico.

Jennifer Duann's picture
Jennifer Duann
10th grade biology teacher in Lima, OH

I'm in for anything that involves science and literacy. I've started an individual project page on the Wiki but will gladly join you, Ellen, Telannia, and Brett.

Eric Anderson's picture
Eric Anderson
Special Ed Teacher for students with emotional and behavioral disorders

I'd like to work with the two of you. I'm currently using the oil spill as the basis for a summer government class project, but have a lot of flexibility as to how the project works out.

Eric Anderson's picture
Eric Anderson
Special Ed Teacher for students with emotional and behavioral disorders

On short notice I was assigned to teach a class to a small group of 12th graders. A colleague had already put together some material using Project Citizen as a base. I tried using their approach but wound up with students interested in guns and drugs. One student in particular has serious issues with emotional self-regulation and is very passionate about gun ownership in fairly disturbing ways.

So I turned to the oil spill as something substantial yet not as much of a hot-button issue as others. I'm planning on the fly, but would very much like to work with other teachers of all sorts on a project.

Here's what I have so far:

Final product: Public policy options that can be presented to politicians, regulators, and advocacy groups.

Process:
- develop an understanding of oil drilling with an eye toward finding points in the process that are prone to failure.
- examine oil spills from drilling activities over the past 40 years or so and determine what they have in common.
- examine current regulations for strengths and weaknesses compared to what previous work has found to be common points of failure in the drilling process.
- look at what advocacy groups think should be done about the problem.
- create the final product.

This sounds well-developed, but there's a lot of room to change emphasis to meet the needs of whatever group I'm working with. I'm also more than willing to work on some other project as well.

Thanks!
Eric

Jacki Scholle's picture
Jacki Scholle
High School Special Education Teacher from Fairbanks, Alaska

I teach high school special education. I would like to develop an engaging project that helps the students develop reading, writing, and research skills. I want them to realize the importance and applicability of being literate in order to increase their motivation to attend to the more mundane aspects of learning to read. The project could also connect to local businesses such as Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, and to University of Alaska experts. In our state and community, we have many experts who enjoy the chance to work with school-age students.

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