My students need an LCD projector to aid instructional learning and complete classroom projects.
Empowering Students through a Business Workplace Simulation: I am currently an English teacher at an inner-city neighborhood school in Chicago. While the high school itself is large, the school has been structured into separate learning communities, or "small schools" to allow teachers to work closely with the same group of students. Within this structure, I decided to create a Business English elective class to help Seniors prepare for college and the workplace beyond.
The class itself is structured like a workplace. Following an "employee handbook" students take on different job descriptions (CEO, Administrative Assistant, Director of Human Resources, etc.) to learn to work collaboratively and complete real projects. The students are exposed to a variety of technology applications, business literacy skills, and they even get to work with a real advertising agency.
An important part of this program is teaching the students how to speak and present professionally, particularly through use of PowerPoint.
For this reason, our classroom needs an LCD projector which will project images from the computer onto the screen. With this LCD projector, I will be able to model effective presentations as I give all my lectures through a projected PowerPoint. It will prepare students for college note-taking and the types of lectures they can expect from their Professors at a University. The LCD projector empowers students to practice presenting their own presentations within the classroom, and it also allows us to use the Internet as a tool to keep up on industry trends and activate discussions.
Again, your help in getting this LCD projector would be greatly beneficial to our classroom. While our students often have to suffer for lack of resources and technology, this will help expose them to the tools and skills they need to succeed in college and the workplace beyond.
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