Help KDP fund a Classroom Teacher Grant for “Designers-R-Us”, a Classroom Project by Elsie Morris. She teaches 9th – 12th grades at Joplin High School and has 14 years of teaching experience.
Application for Funding:
Designers-R-Us is a hands-on apparel design project for high school students currently enrolled in Fashion Design I & II classes at Joplin High School. It provides basic and advanced methods of creating wearable apparel and accessories designed and created by the students. It integrates knowledge, skills, and practices required for careers in textiles and apparels, as specified by National Association of State Administrators of Family Consumer Sciences (NASAFACS).
Five years ago, Joplin High School was decimated by an F-5 tornado. Although the building has been rebuilt, classroom materials, supplies and sewing machines have not been adequately replaced. The lack of needed fabrics and sewing notions has limited the abilities of students to reach their highest potential when learning and applying Fashion Design and Construction techniques. By providing needed fabrics and notions, my Fashion Design students will be able to not only practice, put to perfect their craft. This will allow them to demonstrate skills needed to produce, alter, or repair fashion, apparel, and textile products.
How the $150 would be spent:
If I am selected to receive a KDP grant, I will purchase basic sewing supplies for students to use in the classroom. Items include fabric, needles and thread, pins, water soluble fabric markers, thimbles, pin cushions, and hem tape. Each of these supplies will enable students to learn their proper functions in fashion design, and will allow students to have real-world experience with items not currently supplied for our coursework.
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