Teacher Conference Funding

I have been asked to present my "mysimpleshow" videos at the National AP conference in Boston this summer. I am fortunate to work for a school system that is willing to put up some of the cost. School budgets are tight everywhere, and I am grateful for what they are able to provide. However, for housing,food, and transportation to and from Boston I calculate that I will need another $750.00

I truly believe that the educational strategy I am presenting will be beneficial to students  on every level of learning. The work involves self produced short historical documentaries that teach a clear and digestible amount of information, that would normally be given in class in notes. These notes consume 90% of the classroom time in order to cover all of the standards based material. My work allows the students to prepare for the information before class, and frees up class time for  student led learning in discussions, debate, free analysis, inquiry learning, and projects. These videos and the online discussion format allow the teacher to become a facilitator in the class rather than being the "sage on the stage". Students come away from the experience, more confident in their learning and with deeper historical skills. I want to share this with a national audience

I am hoping that you will help allow me to travel and present my ideas to fellow educators in Boston this summer. Thank you!

Organizer

Shawn Curtis
Organizer
Noblesville, IN

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