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Ms. Johnson from New York NY is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Learning to Look at the National Portrait Gallery

I need help defraying the cost of my travel to attend the Summer Teacher Institute at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

  • $683 goal

This project expired on June 7, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach English at an urban fine arts high school. My students are extremely creative and thrive on instruction that touches them artistically.

It's a wonder to walk down the steps and hear music emanating from one floor and the sounds of dancing from another.

As young, enthusiastic artists, my students are inspired by music, art, and drama which I incorporate in my English lessons regularly. Our class discussions are lively and insightful, especially when students bring their artistic backgrounds into the discussion.

My Project

I am very excited to attend the National Portrait Gallery's "Learning to Look" Summer Teacher Institute this July. The Institute will take place in the galleries of the National Portrait Gallery and other Smithsonian museums, and will focus on how to incorporate more portraiture into the classroom.

Since I teach at an arts school, I am constantly trying to incorporate more art, both visual and performance, into my English lessons.

The students connect so much more with literature when they can approach it through that lens. By attending this workshop, I will expand my ability to use art in the class and further engage my creative students. I know it will enrich my teaching.

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 170 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Lodging Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill $400.00
Transportation Amtrak $142.00

Trip cost

$542.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$580.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.38

Total project goal

$682.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$682.51

4 Donors

-$306.00

Donations toward project cost

-$291.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

match offer

-$340.15

Match offer toward project cost

-$289.13

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.02

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$36.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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