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James Fester

Univ/Agency/Other
Nat'l Faculty/Consultant
Twin Cities, MN
James Fester is a curriculum designer and professional development coach from the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) specializing in experiential 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 PBLWorks, he is a Google Certified Educator, Trainer, and Innovator, 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 with teachers in the classroom he serves as a volunteer interpreter and curriculum designer for the National Park Service.

James is also co-author of Environmental Science for Grades 6-12: A Project-Based Approach to Solving the Earth's Most Urgent Problems published by ISTE.