My students need a document camera in order to become even more engaged in their Spanish projects and lessons.
Seeing is believing. That is what I have to do in order to engage my students in learning Spanish on a daily basis. Most of what it takes to teach a foreign language comes from being able to project various things such as images, projects, and clips to get them exposed to a foreign language.
My students attend a college prep school in one of the poorer sections of the south side of Chicago.
Our mission is to provide a comprehensive, high-quality education that prepares our students to successfully complete college. This is the only all male African-American college prep charter high school in the US! However, I know that my students are passionate about their education and they work hard to overcome the negative stereotypes that come from young African-American urban men.
My school is a direct response to the urgent need to reverse abysmal graduation and college completion rates among African-American boys in urban cities. While most of our students come to the school from economically disadvantaged households and behind in many subject areas, our school remains committed to preparing all of our students for college and their future careers. My school has had 100% of our graduating seniors accepted to a four-year college or university every year since its opening.
I am requesting a document camera so that my students can be exposed to different kinds of learning in Spanish. I would like to do a lot of interactive presentations and projects, but we cannot complete these kinds of activities unless we have a way to share and view them all together. My students will learn how Spanish is relatable in every sense of the word through having them take ownership of their projects and presenting them professionally. They can give presentations, create discussions, and use the classroom technology that is all college geared and ready. Also, because I have no classroom and work from a cart, I cannot teach them with decorations or posters when it is not my classroom. Thus, this donation will help to make a difference in the way my students think of Spanish and can invest in creating amazing projects. I also will be able to showcase lots of pictures to the entire class. This exposure to Spanish alone will change with a document camera in the classroom.
As I stated, 100% of our graduates have been accepted to attend four year colleges or universities.
Almost every college will expect them to learn a foreign language. Giving them a head start on the rigor of Spanish will only help to promote their future success. Getting them exposed to the college-level content of Spanish will support them and have them become successful in their future college careers.
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