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PBL Camp doesn't officially start until Monday, July 12, but here's a suggestion for anyone who's eager to do something now to warm up your thinking about the oil spill and where it might lead as a classroom project. Teachers Teaching Teachers, a weekly webcast, has been focusing summer discussions on the spill. Two archived shows are well worth a listen. --June 6 show features Diana Laufenberg from Science Leadership Academy, a PBL high school in Philadelphia. She argues that educators can't afford to not deal with the spill as a classroom topic. Listen here: http://teachersteachingteachers.org/?p=261 --June 16 show features three teachers from Louisiana, along with other educators from across the country. The message from Gulf teachers is profound and heartbreaking, as they explain that children are losing "memories they haven't made yet." Many Gulf teachers are looking for ways to have their students share firsthand reports with peers from across the country. Listen here: http://teachersteachingteachers.org/?p=262 I'm happy to report that Paul Allison, host of Teachers Teaching Teachers, will be participating in PBL Camp. We'll be finding more ways to connect once camp gets going. If you're signed up for camp, you'll be receiving an email with more details this week. Look forward to connecting soon! ~Suzie