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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I am a World Geography teacher and use PBL a great deal. I joined the group to get some fresh ideas so that I can start the school year with some new ideas.

Special Education teacher Secondary Social Studies

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Please call me Yirusha , I prefer that . I am going to a new school this year called Youth Engagement Academy (the Big Picture) I am quite excited to have this experience, prior to that I have taught in various ed-selfcontained settings , both public and private for 22 years .My new school uses the project based learning model , so this will be new to me, but i am very excited about it.I look forward to the fall , after a break this summer .

10th Grade ELA Inclusion, McMinnville, TN

Hi from TN...

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Hi Everyone!
I'm from Middle Tennessee, and I'm starting my 10th year of teaching high school English/Language Arts. I'm very excited about the PBL camp, and can't wait for the chance to learn from other educators all over. Take care, everyone!
Charlotte Hillis

Secondary English-Lanugage Arts Teacher

Secondary English-Language Arts Teacher

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Aloha -

I am teacher on Hawaii island (aka Big Island) and am interested in incorporating PBL and ELA around the themes of Hawaiian culture and place (place names, place history, present community and food or sustainablity issues). I would like the students to do poetry, narratives, oral histories and/or research/persuasive pieces about their place.

I don't know where to start, but am really excited to learn from this Edutopia 'ohana (family) about the PBL methodology.

I teach science electives at

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I teach science electives at Berrien Springs MS in Michigan. My district has moved toward project based learning and I am on the PBL leadership team. We will be training our secondary staff this fall to implement the strategy 6th-12th grades. I was able to visit High Tech High in San Diego, CA to witness PBL in person. I think the oil leak will be a great project to kick off the beginning of the year.

Retired teacher, volunteer tutor

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I retired in July, 2007 but am still active at the school tutoring 1st graders in reading and assisting with the gardening part of AINA IS (Actively Integrating Nutrition and Gardens in Schools) in K,1,3 and 5. We will also have our 6th Grade grandson living with us for the upcoming school year. As a teacher I used hands-on as much as possible, but not PBL which has always tantalized me as "the way to really learn".

9th & 11th grade English teacher from New Holland, PA

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Hello. I am a high school English teacher with an interest in STEM. Next year I am part of a team (English, math, social studies, science, reading) that is piloting a PBL freshman academy that we are calling "Freshman Innovations." We have planned to start the semester with a project on the oil spill, so this camp is perfect for us!

Middle School ELA / Science

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Hi, everyone! I am in a district that is driven by explicit direct instruction, so I'm very interested in learning how I can utilize PBL to work within the EDI environment. I don't use PBL within my classroom, but I used to be involved with AmeriCorps / Service Learning Network, so I'm familiar with service learning!

Elementary Teacher

Intro

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Hello everyone!

This was a timely PD for me. I am currently working other teachers in Michigan on an initiative to create PBL lessons.

I have been teaching for six years at Forest Hills Public schools; which is in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I've taught fourth grade for five years, and third grade for one year. I have recently completed my Master's in Education Technology from Grand Valley State University.

I love getting my tech-geek fix, and I am looking forward to learning even more about PBL.

Take care everyone!

Jason

Hi All, I am an Assistant

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Hi All,

I am an Assistant Principal at one of the Specialized High Schools in NYC. I am responsible for supervising teachers of all disciplines. I am also responsible for overall curriculum development. I am quite aware of PBL as I have used POGIL in the past.

I look forward to really incorporating Inquiry based labs for all Non AP science classes.

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