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PBL Camp: PreK-Grade 2 (Week 1)

Betty Ray Director of Programming and Innovation @Edutopia

How will you make the oil spill relevant to your early elementary students? This is our brainstorming thread -- any and all ideas and thoughts welcome!

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Thanks Laura, I would

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Thanks Laura,

I would appreciate any other ideas re: pressure. Young children seem respond and engage in new learning when we help them make a connection with the familiar.Many of the oil activities make that connection. The wiki driving question “Whose mess is this?” could help bring the oil spill home in a very meaningful way.

multi-age teacher pre-k -2nd grade

I would let the students make

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I would let the students make a mini-oil spill in an old water bottle by adding sand, plastic toy animals, water and oil. I would do other oil and water experiments to let the students see how water and oil don't mix. I would then let thier questions and interests lead the rest of the lesson.

Feeling out of sorts...

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I am feeling rather lost at the moment. I am not with a group yet. Is anyone else looking for a group or wouldn't mind me collaborating with them?

Need a group

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I also need a group. I am not going to be able to participate after 7/29. But would love to help out some group until I leave on my vacation. Let me know if you are interested.

Journalist and PBL advocate

Invite Yourself to a Team!

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[quote]Is anyone else looking for a group or wouldn't mind me collaborating with them?[/quote]
Hi Keerstin,
Have you seen comments in this discussion that sound like project ideas you'd like to join? If so, send a message directly to the person whose comments you like. (Click on their name to see their profile page. From there, you can send a personal message.) There are also some good elementary projects getting started in the wiki. Have you explored those? Several are still looking for team members.
Good luck!
~Suzie

multi-age teacher pre-k -2nd grade

Rita

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I also feel a bit confused, I am not in a group, don't know how to wiki or not sure I want to join Twitter. What am I supposed to be doing now? Also the other groups are for older students.

Journalist and PBL advocate

Possible Team?

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Hi Rita and Keerstin,
How about you two starting a new team? Looks like you're both working with primary students. Even if you decide to do individual projects, you'll have a brainstorming partner.
You can connect by sending each other a personal message in the Edutopia community.

Journalist and PBL advocate

Scroll for Ideas

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Amanda,
There are some teams underway that are still looking for members. I'm sure they'd love to have you contribute during the coming week. Take a look at the wiki project folder--or send me a message if you'd like some ideas!

5th & 6th teacher from NYC

Group

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Hi all,

I'm still looking for a group too. I work with primary grades.

Cheryln

New PBL Project Need Collaborators

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Participating in the PBL Camp was so valuable. I can't wait to implement all of the wonderful ideas. I looking for first grade teachers to collaborate on a project titled "Who We Are?" I'd like to roll all of the "getting to know you stuff" into a project that starts with the indivudal student and moves to who we are and our impact/value as a class and school with a strong inquiry, critical thinking base and tech integration. Let me know if you'd like to collaborate.

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