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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Seventh grade Math teacher from Mississippi

Hello. I have taught in the

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Hello. I have taught in the public school system for over 37 years! This is all I have ever wanted to be- a classroom teacher. :D) When I was seven years old, I taught my baby brother Richard to read from my primers. He stuttered so badly that he wouldn't read aloud at school, but he would read aloud to me sitting in my lap. I loved teaching him, and I love teaching my other "babies" even now.

I teach in a school along the Gulf Coast, and I am worried about the impact the oil spill will have on my students this upcoming school term. MANY of them have parents who shrimp, fish, play or work in the shipyards or our oil refinery. This event is bound to impact their abilities to concentrate and learn. And I am sure it will impact them negatively.( First katrina, and now all this...)

It is my hope that perhaps I can learn how to plan and implement some project-based learning into my Math class. A new way to present my concepts...

Hello All!! I am a high

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Hello All!! I am a high school science teacher. I teach 8th grade physical science and biology. I did my first project last year and want to do more. I'm so glad to have this opportunity to learn!! I teach in Covington, LA. We are about 90 miles off the coast and I am looking for ways to incorporate the effects of the oil spill on our coast into my projects.

Arts integration Specialist K-4

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Hiya,

I am an arts integration specialist at a small elementary school in central Ohio. We have grades k-4. My bachelor's degree is in (visual)art education. I also teach one class of art for early childhood education majors in a nearby university.

I am interested in collaborating with you on this PBL program.

High School Math Teacher

Mathematics Instructor

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Greetings all,
I am excited about discussing PBL with all of you. I have implemented PBL in my classroom for the last 5 years. I have attended a formal PBL training in IL, read Susie's book as well as use the model established by Buck Institute. It varies what I teach from year to year but I have taught Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II.

Kindergarten Teacher

Somehow I posted twice

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Don't know what happened.

7th & 8th Interrelated Sped (Language Arts) from rural Kansas

I am looking forward to

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I am looking forward to revamping my PBL skills and finding new tech ideas for my students. We aso have been working on differentiating instruction in our building, so I am looking for further tips and ideas to pass on to the reg ed staff. Looking forward to this "camp" experience!

Kindergarten Teacher

Greetings

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I teach two half-day Kindergarten classes at a public school in Reno, NV. I incorporate PBL but would like to go further. Finding this class was so cool as I was in the process of researching PBL to get ready for the new school year (we start in July). We have a wetland habitat near our school which I access with the students for our studies on animals of the Reno area. I was thinking of correlating the importance of maintaining our wetlands with the Gulf Crisis and the impact on the animals there. Looking forward to an interesting class!

8th Grade Language Arts

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I have been using PBL for the past 6 years and I really love it. One unit I do asks students to create design plans for an environmentally friendly invention of the future. Some students go on to actually create their invention, and others tests various components of it as part of their science fair projects. I struggle with getting the students started each year as well as finding experts in the field to help them (their projects are so much better if they can get advice from experts in a specific field). I am hoping to collaborate with you all as well as make contacts for the future. I am excited about working together!

6th/8th science

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Teaching newbie(3 yrs). PBL looks like the answer to my quest to make sure learning is engaging, enduring, and owned by my students. VERY excited to learn all I can. (suburban mid sized school in KY)

hello from Rio de Janeiro

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I can't believe you guys have organized this... I was in a turmoil to do just this! Plan a PB unit using the gulf oil spill as the center of gravity. Thank you; this group will help me iron out implementation details...
actualy my idea is to make this part of an environmental science/robotic/physics unit and ask students to design/build/test lego robots (or other if people have better ideas) that would help victims of the gulf oil spill..
a robot that would clean the water or stop the leakage, or clean the bottom of the ocen, wash birds...something
its great to know I am not alone

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