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PBL Camp: Introduce yourself

PBL Camp: Introduce yourself

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Are you planning to attend Edutopia's PBL Camp? We'd love to hear from you! Tell us a little about yourself, what you teach, grade level and location. We look forward to "meeting" you!

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Julia Atilano's picture

My name is Julia Atilano and I teach kindergarten in Hartland, Wisconsin!  I am very excited about this experience and hope to strengthen my knowledge of Project Based Learning!  I am always looking for innovative ways to motivate and engage my learners and believe this experience will be incredibly beneficial! :-)  I am particularly interested in connecting globally and establishing meaningful connections within our community.  I can only imagine how far we will go as we focus on student interests and inquiry!  I am thrilled to be given this opportunity to collaborate and work with others! 

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April Lilley
Principal - HIES

Hello Everyone,

I'm a principal of a k-8 school and we are in the process of reforming from a traditional setting to a more open and flexible schedule that will allow our teachers the opportunity work together in all areas of the curriculum to design PBL units for 6-8 grades.  We are small and have one class per grade level.  There are three regular classroom teachers, a tech facilitator, gifted teacher, 2 district level supervisors and our media cooridinator working together to develop our plans.  There is lots of energy and willingness from everyone.  We look forward to using this resource to help us in our new adventure..

Debi Lewis's picture

April.....what a refreshing post! First of all, as a principal it is so nice to see your excitement for your teachers. Second,  you have so much technological support and enthusiasm from those involved.

I am a huge fan of the K-8 model and hope to settle into one permanently some day.  Your teachers and your students are so very lucky to have you!!!

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shayles
Technology Coordinator and Teacher 2-6

We have a block project in place for our 6th grade with math, social studies, language arts and technology teachers, the theme being problem solving and that content already set. But, I would like to consider more than one grade level participating in Gulf Oil Spill projects. 

Outside of block, in technology classes, 6thgraders usually do a WebQuest and student team wiki's which could be part of this PBL project.  Maybe ... Who is at fault?  Are everyday citizens at all responsible? What regulations are in place for exploring and using technologies to fulfill demands for energy? 

 In 5th grade technology we spend one term learning about Media Literacy that leads into exploration of how camera shots can help tell a story and the building of a video PSA or commercial during the following term. I'm wondering if the power of images wouldn't be an interesting angle to an Oil Spill PBL - culminating with student team produced videos on different focus groups experiences and reactions to the situation.

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Genn Pinnick
BioScience Teacher

[quote]We have a block project in place for our 6th grade with math, social studies, language arts and technology teachers, the theme being problem solving and that content already set. But, I would like to consider more than one grade level participating in Gulf Oil Spill projects.  Outside of block, in technology classes, 6thgraders usually do a WebQuest and student team wiki's which could be part of this PBL project.  Maybe ... Who is at fault?  Are everyday citizens at all responsible? What regulations are in place for exploring and using technologies to fulfill demands for energy?   In 5th grade technology we spend one term learning about Media Literacy that leads into exploration of how camera shots can help tell a story and the building of a video PSA or commercial during the following term. I'm wondering if the power of images wouldn't be an interesting angle to an Oil Spill PBL - culminating with student team produced videos on different focus groups experiences and reactions to the situation.[/quote]

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Genn Pinnick
BioScience Teacher

Shayles, I want to work for your school!!! Your block scheduling, the high level inquiry and the strong emphasis on 21st Century skills is outstanding. You, your faculty and staff must have worked very hard to get to do this. I look forward to hearing about how your PBL plan continues to develop. Keep us posted.

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sky
Elementary school teacher in D.C. Metro area

Howdy,

I am just happy to be here! I like new and stimulating challenges, and I am already learning so much.

Suzanne Winters's picture

I am a Business Educator in New Hampshire. I am looking forward to learning with everyone! I hope to bring this project into my Marketing classes in the fall.

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