Project learning can inspire the best of high-performance teamwork, or it can be devolve into unfocused chaos. How can we support each other to keep our eye on the prize? Share your project ideas, questions, and implementation experiences.

PBL Camp: Introduce yourself

Betty Ray Director of Programming and Innovation @Edutopia

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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Due to a family emergency I'm going to have to drop out of the group.

Melody

I am a Business Educator in

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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.

Teacher/HS Instructional Technology Facilitator

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Hello all,

I am an educator in a small, rural school in SE Oklahoma. I joined this group to see a PBL model in action. My HS colleagues and I will be focusing on PBL starting in the fall with weekly two hour blocks of PBL with half the HS staff while the other half are involved in Professional Development opportunities. Our students will work on PBL modules with their peers every week. We will begin a 1:1 macbook initiative this fall as well. We have offered a 1:1 in grades 3-8 for several years now. I personally want to focus more on creativity, innovation, and critical thinking in my classrooms and PBL design. I look forward to working with each of you during this four week experience. Thank you Edutopia!

3rd grade teacher

I am excited in teaching my

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I am excited in teaching my students to solve real life problems through team work and technology. These strategies will be more motivating for the children to learn new concepts.

8th grade multimedia teach from San Antonio, TX

[quote][quote]We have a block

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[quote][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][/quote]

I teach media to 8th grade students and the idea about camera shot impact is a great one since it is a means to envoke emotional response from the viewer.

8th grade multimedia teach from San Antonio, TX

Tammy, I also teach broadcast

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Tammy,
I also teach broadcast journalism, 8th graders and I envy those who have block schedules. I am looking forward to seeing the project you create.

5th grade teacher from Corona, CA

Hey All! I have taught for

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Hey All! I have taught for 11 years in K-8. I currently teach at a Charter School in California. I am ready to get back to my roots and become the teacher I always wanted to be!

4th Grade, Oakdale, CA

Crawling Back to Creativity...

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Hi, late arriver here. I taught for 5 years in South Central Los Angeles at a charter school where we utilized school-wide thematic inquiry-based instruction, arts integration, open-ended questioning, and vertical teaming as a daily part of our teaching. I now teach 4th grade in a small Central California town (more cows than people). While I'm at a good school, I miss the creative and more exploratory nature what I envision education to be. I look forward to these weeks of getting out of the box and into the saddle- being challenged, stretched and creative.

I enjoy using the ancient game of Go in the classroom to teach a variety of concepts across the curriculum, Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey as a guide to literature discussion and writing, and debates of real-world problems and issues to facilitate research, critical thinking and communication. Highly recommended: Sir Ken Robinson's first Tedtalk at http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativ....

I would like to set up a

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I would like to set up a project-based learning in my module. I am teaching Advanced Writing to undergraduates (English for Academic Purposes). Can anyone help me with websites for universities that are doing such projects for collaboration?

Seventh grade LA teacher from CT

Grade 7 PBL ideas?

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Early in my career, I taught multi-age PBL classes (gr. 3/4). Now I teach five gr. 7 LA classes, and the idea of PBL seems overwhelming... Ideas?

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