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James Fester

Hill-Murray School
Technology Integration Support Specialist / National Faculty BIE
Twin Cities, MN
James Fester is a technology integrationist and instructional coach from the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) specializing in project-based learning and classroom technology integration. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, James has well over a decade of experience as both a classroom teacher and a PBL and technology coach in both private and public schools. In addition to being a member of the Buck Institute's National Faculty, he is a Google Certified Educator, Trainer, an Innovator, a Common Sense Media Digital Ambassador, a National Geographic Certified Teacher, and an Adobe Campus Leader and Creative Education. James is a regular presenter at educational conferences across and is a tireless advocate for experiential and place-based learning. When he’s not working side by side with teachers in the classroom he serves as a volunteer interpreter and guide for the National Park Service. James is passionate about supporting teachers of all experience levels by sharing experiences from his own practice and helping teachers to design engaging their students.