PBL Camp: Introduce yourself Related Tags: Project-Based Learning More Related Discussions Betty Ray , Director of Programming and Innovation Posted 06/23/2010 2:22PM | Last Commented 06/11/2014 7:01PM Staff 2 Shares 402 3155 Views 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! Sign in to vote! Sign in to Flag as Spam Share 402 Share Comments (402)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS Newest Related Discussions Show 10 More Comments Posted 6/23/2010 8:23pm Lori SmithFirst Year Teacher in Colorado Hi, I have always had an interest in Project Based learning and recently completed my college education as a non-traditional student. For my senior Sem project, I convinced my Prof. to let me do a PBL on PBL's! It was the first time in our school for a teacher ed major to complete a non-traditional research paper-Now I am applying in a school district that uses Expedentiary Learning so am excited to join this summer camp and hopeful bring this PBL unit with me when they hire me!( I hope:) Sign in to vote! Posted 6/23/2010 8:28pm RosaAttempting to start a 4-8 online school Hi everyone! I'm a middle school teacher in Los Angeles. I'm not sure what I will be teaching next year, but possibly 7th grade English and History. Whatever I teach I think that students enjoy creating authentic projects and it also gives us as educators an opportunity to push them in their thinking and creativity. Looking forward to some great discussions and ideas during this camp. :) Sign in to vote! Posted 6/23/2010 8:35pm Matthew Hertz Hello everyone! I am Matthew Hertz, and at 52, I have changed careers and will be teaching this fall as a licensed Theatre/Dance Teacher. I have been involved in education and theatre all my life, and am looking forward to putting the two together on a daily basis. I also love PBL, and would like to meet other theatre folk who want to see how we can tie PBL and Theatre Arts together in some curriculum/lesson plans. Don't just have a great day...MAKE it a great day! Sign in to vote! Posted 6/23/2010 8:35pm Niels Walkau Hello everyone! I've joined this camp to work on a cool idea to bring more relevance to my chemistry classroom. Also working on bringing inquiry based science learning this summer as well. Hoping to merge PBL and inquiry skills into a dynamite unit that we will be working on this summer! Looking forward to colaborating with you all. Cheers Niels Sign in to vote! Posted 6/23/2010 8:36pm Laura Luna Hello! I am a high school mathematics teacher with about 16 years of experience. I have recently moved from a small, rural system where I used my own project based learning in many classes to a large, suburban system. I have encountered more challenges in the larger system, and I am looking forward to finding encouragement and support for developing projects that work in my current environment. Sign in to vote! Posted 6/23/2010 8:41pm Wayne Tuttleintermediate teacher from Casper, Wyoming Thrilled to be part of the camp. I have always wanted to learn more about PBL and that desire was increased last week. I attended the Model Schools conference in Florida. All of the elementary schools that were having great success were using PBL. I committed to learning more. This week, I saw the information about this camp. Must be good karma. I will be teaching a 4-5 combo this year by myself and I am thinking PBL can be a great help with that combination. Any great ideas for the 4-5 combo would also be greatly appreciated. Sign in to vote! Posted 6/23/2010 9:29pm Tara Savolt I teach 8th Grade Physical Science and one section of Computer Projects. Our computer projects' class focuses on the PBL approach while integrating technology. I am looking for better ways to implement and organize projects and thought this would be a great opportunity to gain from a diverse group of people who are interested in the same thing. I think the Gulf Oil Spill would be a great kick off project next year for my group. You never know what the amazing minds of children might come up with. Sign in to vote! Posted 6/23/2010 9:35pm Tim HerrmannChemistry Teacher I teach science--mostly chemistry--at Hoosac Valley High School in Cheshire, MA. I am planning to attend the PBL camp in a few weeks. This past year was my 6th year of teaching, and looking back at what has worked and what hasn't, I am realizing that my students benefit more from struggling with difficult issues and being able to think through solutions rather than digesting and regurgitating pre-determined answers to formulaic questions. In April I attended a talk led by Ron Berger (author of An Ethic of Excellence) and have become motivated to change not just my own teaching but the culture of my school. I'm not entirely sure how I can implement meaningful projects throughout my curricula, but I am willing to try, knowing that the status quo is starting to be weighed down by mediocrity. Sign in to vote! Posted 6/23/2010 10:15pm Elizabeth DavidsonHigh School Math Teacher I teach math, computers and a reading class at a small rural high school on a Native Amrican reservation. I am looking forward to learning about ways to create interesting and culturally relevant projects for my students. Sign in to vote! Posted 6/23/2010 10:39pm Dev Rodgers Hey all! I'm a Program Coordinator at a high school in the Los Angeles Unified School District. I'm also a college professor of instructional technology. In addition, I'm a doctoral student in Education Leadership whose dissertation focus is within instructional tech. I look forward to building this project with you to share with my students and colleagues. 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