Selecting your PBL topic from your passions
Click on the topic you would most like to develop to sign up. We will have seven teams and so there are seven topics. It's first come first serve. Please do not add additional numbers.

The table is NOT the only topics that will be involved in the development of your projects. It is simply our attempt to organize 100% of your generated ideas under topic headings. When your team starts to create and work on your project you will take your heading and re-brainstorm it. You may use 5 of the items; you may pull out 1 of the items or you may come up with another under that "bucket". So do not let the list by each heading throw you. We just wanted everyone to see their ideas somewhere.

The Arts and Crafts

photography
sewing
crafts
photography
writing
classical artwork
scrapbooking
dance
taking photographs,
music
visual art
poetry
painting
spoken word
antiques
Cooking
seeing the world through the lens of art
Taoism and Chinese philosophy

Instructional or Discipline Focus

performance poetry at the high school level
experiential learning
making connections with classrooms around the globe
American history & culture
meaningful learning with many sources and methods for learning
reading acquisition and struggling readers
meaningful learning spaces/opportunities for high school kids
children's literature
writing
story telling
literacy
Neurobiology of reading
blogging about children's literature with students around the world
reading
reflection
Rethinking assessment and grading
learning with technology
learning
helping students to set goals
learning differently
Multiple intelligences
science
video using it for learning
How to bring reflective thinking into a classroom with technology

Collective Action

community service
aiding senior citizens
student involvement in the community
leadership development - youth and adults
letting kids lead
story telling
writing
sharing
Social media to drive service projects
repairing computers
Being green
Taking care of the earth
respecting and learning from others different from you
developing a culture that pushes against the consumer paradigm
school community outreach

Leading the Shift

communication with faculty and staff
Getting more staff interested in shifting
Peer coaching
using technology to reach out to other educators & students to see how they learn
learning about how to learn
Teach autonomy and PD
Connected leadership
how to create a pln
sharing
build effective faculty develop
getting shift in the administrator group
building effective faculty learning opportunities
respecting and learning from others different from you
professional learning opportunities for teachers delivered using technology
video using it for learning
How to bring reflective thinking into a classroom with technology

The Whole Teacher/Child

exercise
travel
developing empathy
faith
dogs
story telling
writing
reading
sharing
reflection
Individual learning with technology
The human condition
cars
sports
travel
learning differently
Motivating children
21st century learning
Popular culture
learning a different language
Using tech to organize my life

Inquiry Driven Instruction

Using essential questions for the year
Finding sites that help students explore
How to help kids develop their own expectations for themselves
respecting and learning from others different from you
learning
helping students to set goals
learning differently
reading
technology
creating a studio classroom
bringing media into the classroom
web 2.0 tools
science
Student choice
Innovation in the elementary grades
integrating all learning
Connecting what they do in the real world to what they do in school
Connecting with others to learn about a topic from people who have experienced it
Sharing what students have created online
video using it for learning
Exploring new adventures
Global learning
How to bring reflective thinking into a classroom with technology

Topic Driven (choose one)

The 50 states what’s unique about each
Sign language
creating a studio classroom
Popular culture
How the brain works
The human condition
cars
sports
travel