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Ms. Alexander from Chicago IL is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Monitor! Sound! Action! Teen Girl Esteem Part III!

Help me give my students audio/visual equipment for their Teen Girl Esteem Video Project.

  • $649 goal

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My Students

Albert Einstein quotes, "The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size." Therefore, my goal is to provide my diverse learners with meaningful projects and instructional resources to address the disabilities that impede their learning such as attention-deficit, dyslexia, social-emotional, and autism. Their past experiences of failure in school have outweighed their successes as they also deal with socioeconomic ills within their communities, making the burden to learn more difficult.

Nevertheless, in spite of their circumstances, my students are inquisitive, creative, hopeful and eager to come to school- their safe haven; therefore, they know that their teacher holds their minds dear to her heart and will continue to discover innovative ways to challenge them to think and learn!

Aligning each student to the appropriate instructional resources, my students can grasp concepts through a combination of visual stimuli and usage of hands-on materials as well as respond to intervention through interactive, arts-infused, project-based, hands-on learning activities. With time and investment in exploring how they learn, my students will leave my classroom with a newfound growth mindset!

My Project

I am a Diverse Learner Teacher and Social-Emotional Leaning Change Agent at my school. In this role, I work with students with special needs as well as work alongside my colleagues educating students in becoming socially competent. During the school day, I also support students through an SEL partnership and school-based mentoring program that focuses on the esteem and emotional intelligence of pre-teen/teen girls.

Topics discussed are confidence, identity, friendships, healthy relationships, cyberbullying and perspectives of females in the media.

The goal is to help students to redefine their narratives and retell their stories of strength, courage and resilience. Teens have discussed struggles with self-image and peer conflict-resolution based upon what is presented through reality television and the definition of beauty based on social media in which teen girls compare their lives.

As a part of the program, teens are introduced to women in the media and how females are positively portrayed when the power is placed in their hands - the camera. Teen girls will not only build social competence through storytelling, but they will also gain hands-on experience with pre-production, production, and post-production of filmmaking. The goal is for students to use this platform to help also help their teen girl peers as they navigate through adolescence.

The Neewer F100 7-inch 1280x800 IPS Screen Camera Field Monitor allows students to attach a monitor onto the camera for viewing and directing purposes. The Professional Advanced Broadcast Microphone, Wireless Microphone System,Fifine UHF Dual Channel Wireless Microphone Set and Neewer Portable Handheld Microphone Boom Pole and Movo WS-G7 Foam & Furry Indoor/Outdoor Microphone Windscreen Combo will help students with recording quality sound not in close proximity to the camera. The Neewer Portable EVA Monitor Carrying Case protects the monitor. The Director's chair provides teen girls with esteem in the role of Movie Director!

Ms. Alexander
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Neewer F100 7-inch 1280x800 IPS Screen Camera Field Monitor Kit: Support 4k input with 2600mAh Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, USB Battery Charger and 11.8-inch Magic Arm for DSLR Camera/Camcorder • Amazon Business $145.99 1 $145.99
Professional Advanced Broadcast Microphone and accessories Kit for Canon EOS DSLR 5D Mark II III 6D 7D 7D II 77D 80D 70D 60D T6s T7i T6i T5i T4i T3i SL1 Cameras • Amazon Business $86.99 1 $86.99
Wireless Microphone System,Fifine UHF Dual Channel Wireless Microphone Set with 2 Headsets & 2 Lapel Lavalier Microphone.Ideal for Church, Weddings,Presentations,School Play.(K038) • Amazon Business $82.99 1 $82.99
Casual Home 24" Director's Chair Black Frame-with Black Canvas, Counter Height • Amazon Business $76.63 1 $76.63
Neewer Portable Handheld Microphone Boom Pole with Built-in XLR Audio Cable, 5 Sections Stretchable 32.6-131 inches, Aluminum Construction with Easy Twist Locks and Padded Handle for Zoom Microphones • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Movo WS-G7 Foam & Furry Indoor/Outdoor Microphone Windscreen Combo Pack - Custom Fit for Rode VideoMic Go • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
CFL Compact Fluorescent Colored Light Bulb, T2 Spiral, 13W (60 Watt Equivalent), E26 Medium Base, 120V, UL Listed, Black Light - UV (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $17.89 1 $17.89
Neewer Portable EVA Monitor Carrying Case for NW759 NW760 NW74k Feelworld FW759 FW760 F7 FW759P FW74K A737 FH7 Lilliput A7S Aputure VS-1 VS-2 FineHD and other 7 Inch DSLR Video Monitors • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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