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Dr. Goebig from Philadelphia PA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Show Must Go on (Virtually)!

Help me give my students the best virtual theater experience! The Cowin headphones will allow me to hear my students and vice versa, and the ring light will let them see me while still being able to move!

  • $420 goal

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My Students

My theater students are the kindest, most thoughtful, and most talented students in the world! They love being with each other, and I love being with them!

Most teachers struggle to get students to come to school, but I never have that problem - after rehearsals, at 6:30 PM or 7 PM, after almost 12 hours of school, I have to plead with them to go home to do their homework.

They come from all parts of the city, and from diverse backgrounds, but they are united by their love of theater. They spend four years working together while developing lifelong friendships.

Aside from their interest in theater, my kids are diligent students who get very good grades and go on to college. Even in this virtual environment, few of them are "absent" from school. I even have a student who has contracted Coronavirus, but she is still coming to school virtually because she doesn't want to miss any work!

They inspire me every day to want to do my best, even though I have been teaching for almost 40 years! Who wouldn't be dedicated to kids like these?

My Project

Theater class involves practicing improvisation, developing the imagination, and strengthening the voice & body. There is a lot of moving around. Theater class in a virtual environment is not ideal, but we are making the best of it! This project is aimed at developing the students' improvisation skills and their ability to think creatively. Viola Spolin is the master of classroom improvisation ideas, and her book emphasizes how students can work alone and still be effective actors. The resources in this project will allow me to communicate and teach improvisation in this virtual environment so that the students will be able to transfer those skills to the classroom and the stage when we come back to in-person learning.

These materials will help my students by allowing me to move around doing physical warm-ups and vocal exercises with them in the virtual classroom, to share texts with them that we use in person, and to make their learning from home as complete as it is in the classroom.

I have been teaching for a long time, but never this way! I am learning as much as the kids about how to use this technology! Old dogs can learn new tricks!!!!

These students spend their four years together as "majors", and in this virtual environment, I want them to have the same experiences as every other student before them. Being at home since March, 2020, they feel isolated but ready to learn with their classmates. I want them involved in class and ready to return to school "in real life" without feeling that they have lost any more! As we say in theater, "the show must go on!"

Dr. Goebig
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 135 students.

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COWIN E7 PRO [Upgraded] Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone/Deep Bass Wireless Headphones Over Ear 30 Hours Playtime for Travel/Work/Cellphone, Black • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
IDISKK 256GB iPad Lightning USB Flash Drive Photo Stick for iPhone 11 Pro XR X XS 8/8plus,SE/7/7plus ipad Air/Mini Videos External Storage for pc MacBook with Touch id encryption,MFI Certified • Amazon Business $60.00 1 $60.00
10" Selfie Ring Light with Adjustable Tripod Stand & Phone Holder - Upgraded Dimmable LED Beauty Camera Ringlight for Photography/Makeup/Vlogging/Live Streaming, Compatible with Phones and Cameras • Amazon Business $35.91 1 $35.91
Uquelic Small Dry Erase Board - 16" x12" Magnetic Hanging Desktop Whiteboard/Portable Double Side Foldable Reminder Drawing Board/White Easel with Dry Eraser, 4 Magnetic, 4 Markers, Hooks • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Gooseneck Bed Phone Holder Mount - Lamicall Flexible Long Arm Clip Clamp for Desk, Bendy Lazy Bracket Bedside Stand, Compatible with iPhone 11 Pro Xs Max XR X 8 7 6 Plus - Rose Gold • Amazon Business $22.98 1 $22.98
Theater Games for the Classroom: A Teacher's Handbook • Amazon Business $22.45 1 $22.45
PAG Office Supplies Desktop Organizers and Accessories Storage Caddy with Drawer Mesh Pencil Holder Set for Women Girls, Rose Red • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
AIMADE Unisex Blue Light Blocking Glasses Blue Filter Computer Glasses (Anti Eye Eyestrain) Gaming Glasses for Women Man (Pink/Black/White) • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
Theater Games for the Lone Actor • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
BIC Intensity Advanced Dry Erase Marker, Fine Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count (GELIPP121) • Amazon Business $11.23 1 $11.23

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