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Ms. Bustos from Mesa AZ is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Art of Community Representation

Help me give my students a creative way to envision the world through the visual arts!

  • $614 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are an 80% free and reduced lunch school with a very diverse population, Black, Latino, Caucasian and Native American being the primary cultures represented. We are becoming 21st century learners and to do that we need to make sure we have some of the basic tools to create new learning. Thinking school wide we work specifically to help them build new experiences that will stick with them and provide a springboard for their new learning.

Our students would love to create visual arts projects that are creative, expressive and innovative.

We want to expand beyond academic learning with paper and pencil, helping them develop skills that will make their lives as students easier and more dynamic. With tools such as green screens, lighting and tripods it will enhance our ability to create work that overlaps in visual arts, presentation making and creativity. It will provide us with opportunities to interact with learning and build community through our student government that can be easily shared with others. Using the visual arts will absolutely help in creating a lasting impact for both the students using the technology as well as our school community.

My Project

The students in our community school represent a very diverse group which is very unique to our district. Our goal is for our students to see themselves, and others in visual arts projects AND for others to see our school and what makes us so unique and but also shows the diversity we have here in our city. Often times we find that by upper elementary grade level, students lose some of their inspiration when they don't see themselves represented.

Students will envision creative and inspired possibilities through visual arts projects.

Another part of our goal is to build a bridge for our students moving from elementary, to junior high and high school. Allowing students to build their skills so that they are prepared with the innovative technologies and visual arts when they enter giving them a leg up in the community!

Ms. Bustos
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 800 students.

12 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Logitech BRIO – Ultra HD Webcam for Video Conferencing, Recording, and Streaming • Amazon Business $159.00 1 $159.00
StudioFX 800W Chromakey Green Screen 10ft x 12ft Backdrop Photography Video Lighting Kit - Background Support System Included - Kaezi CH15-1012G vs-1 • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
Emart 2 x 15W Table Top Photography Studio LED Lighting Kit with Light Stand Tripod • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
A4 LED Light Box Tracer, USB Power Tracing Light Pad, for Artists,Drawing, Animation,Sketching, Stencilling X-ray,Designing • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Digital Filmmaking For Kids For Dummies • Amazon Business $21.17 1 $21.17
Klutz Lego Make Your Own Movie Activity Kit • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Animation Lab for Kids: Fun Projects for Visual Storytelling and Making Art Move - From cartooning and flip books to claymation and stop-motion movie making • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
What Is Punk? • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22
What Is Hip-Hop? • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Lightweight Mini Webcam Tripod for Logitech Webcam C920 C922 Small Camera Tripod Mount Cell Phone Holder Stand (Black) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
AmazonBasics 6-Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip 2-Pack, 2-Foot Long Cord, 200 Joule - Black • Amazon Business $9.77 1 $9.77
Cheaplights - Heavy Duty Muslin Clamps 4 1/2 inch 6 Pack • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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