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 side by side 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 an upcoming book on teaching Environmental Science through PBL published by ISTE.