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Mr. Kahlenberg from Granada Hills CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Career Technology Education Exposition

My students need a laptop to manage the CTE Expo event they are hosting in March. The event will showcase student projects and the PC will help them organize the event.

  • $568 goal

This project expired on March 1, 2014.

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My Students

The students have created a pop-up business to manage an event that will give vocational students an opportunity to show off their projects. With Vocational (CTE) programs closing every year, my Architecture students feel that it is important to educate the public about hands-on programs.

The students in my class come from varied socioeconomic backgrounds; however, they all have one important thing in common: They all have incredible technical skills.

My students are driven and believe in the path that they are on. The reason for the inclusion of the CTE Expo in our curriculum is simple: They want to give other skilled students an opportunity to share what they do with the public. We feel that the current push to make every high school graduate college-ready is short-sighted. We are of the opinion that it is equally important to graduate students who are career ready -- with polished technical skills.

My Project

The process of accepting, documenting, judging, and returning the student projects will require a portable computer -- which we do not have access to. The judging forms, entry forms, and all tracking information has already been designed by the students on a classroom computer. The reason for the need of a portable computer is because they will not be receiving, judging, or returning projects in our classroom. It will be done at a remote location. The classroom computer is not allowed to leave the classroom; hence the need for a dedicated computer for this event. The students will be able to learn specific lessons: The operation of an Excel spread sheet, various word programs, customer service, and other leadership roles.

By receiving this laptop computer, our students will be able to streamline the process of their business, learn more about organization, and allow the education they receive to extend beyond the walls of the classroom.

The classroom will improve because the walls will not confine my students' learning.

Mr. Kahlenberg
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 139 students.

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