PBL Camp: Introduce yourself Related Tags: Project-Based Learning More Related Discussions Betty Ray , Director of Programming and Innovation @Edutopia Posted 06/23/2010 2:22PM | Last Commented 06/11/2014 7:01PM Staff 402 Replies 2999 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 Replies)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS Newest Related Discussions Show 10 More Comments Posted 7/12/2010 10:09am Rhoonda Howard6th Grade Language Arts/Social Studies; 8th Grade Language Arts Hi All, I hope to learn a lot in this PBL camp. Perhaps I will be able to use my new knowledge with my sixth grade social studies class this fall. Sign in to vote! Posted 7/12/2010 10:10am Cynthia LaPier My first experience with a computer was an Apple IIE - I swapped out the floppy drives, while the computer was powered on - it poofed ootten. I believed that if it was just cotten, I could figure it out. That was a long time ago! Today I am the CIO of a district - I administer all adminsitrative and instructional technology. The Superintendent likes cutting edge, so if we have money, we have new stuff. But I still feel like teachers only embrace what is familiar. Sure, everyone uses a smartboard, because they have made it the new chalk board - it has a few more functions, but it is not really all that "new." Asking teachers to think about creating podcasts or using a content learning management system is like talking to the wind. My first question is why are we hiring these people? And then, when I move beyond the cynicism, I wonder - what can we do to help them? How can we help them see what a difference it really makes, etc. And how do we help students to see beyond their communities - our community is so myopic and parachial. Someone before me mentioned the Gulf oil spill, I would guess that for most of our kids at the high school, that is already a forgotten memory. Sigh..... Sign in to vote! Posted 7/12/2010 10:28am Shannon Hill Hello, I am so excited about the PBL Camp. I am a third grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School in Alabama. We are implementing PBL into our daily instruction in the upcoming year. I hope to learn a lot from this PBL Camp. Sign in to vote! Posted 7/12/2010 10:44am Pat CurleyMath and Science Teacher Coach for Onslow County Schools I am excited at being able to take advantage of this opportunity. I wam working with several of the elementary schools in our district in developing math and science projects in our schools. I hope to gain much insight through participating. Sign in to vote! Posted 7/12/2010 10:51am Jennifer Cohen Hello, my name is Jennifer Cohen and I am the Program Manager for It Academics as Southwest Florida College. I am very interested in becoming an active member of this website. I have never participated in the PBL Camp. I hope other members can shed a bright light on what I should expect from this camp. Sign in to vote! Posted 7/12/2010 10:54am Audrey Thornton Our system is moving quickly into project based learning and I'm very excited to learn more about this process. I work on a team that is centered around projects/rubrics/learning contracts so I'm looking for ways to fine tune what we are doing in 4th grade at my school. Sign in to vote! Posted 7/12/2010 10:55am Debbie Torres Hello everyone. I teach 4th grade in Florida. I have been teaching for 16 years and I am excited to learn more about Project Based Learning. Sign in to vote! Posted 7/12/2010 11:03am Keerstin Harrington My name is Keerstin Harrington and I am a resident of Maine. I currently have my degree in Elementary Education and am working on my Masters in Education. I am also starting to homeschool my daughter this year and am looking to expand my knowledge for both my career and home life. I look forward to working with everyone. Sign in to vote! Posted 7/12/2010 11:42am DebjayHigh School Visual Communication and Design teacher Hello there. I'm an art+design new media teacher for grades 9-12. I'm currently re-thinking the "big ideas" and essential questions of my units; and feel the PBL Camp will be the perfect tool to guide my practice. Thanks for the opportunity! Sign in to vote! Posted 7/12/2010 1:07pm Cally FlickingerLibrarian in K - 5th grade school South Burlington, Vermont Hi, I am the library media specialist in South Burlington, Vermont with students from Kindergarten through fifth grade. I would love to collaborate with other librarians or grade level teachers for PBL. 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