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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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Rhoonda Howard's picture
Rhoonda Howard
6th 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.

Cynthia LaPier's picture

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.....

Shannon Hill's picture

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.

Pat Curley's picture
Pat Curley
Math 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.

Jennifer Cohen's picture

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.

Audrey Thornton's picture

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.

Debbie Torres's picture

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.

Keerstin Harrington's picture

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.

Debjay's picture
Debjay
High 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!

Cally Flickinger's picture
Cally Flickinger
Librarian 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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