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Teacher hopes restoration project will help learning disabled students

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By Sean Cahill

scahill@abc6.com

L. David Ahlborn is an Upper School teacher at the Wheeler School who is trying to raise money in the hopes of restoring the One Room Schoolhouse on the Randall-Winsor Farm.

It is not just a restoration project, it's an education project. Ahlborn teaches dyslexic students at the school and has chosen 3 juniors to help him with the project.

Ahlborn hopes to use the process as a way to teach his students critical thinking and design skills. His goal is to combine the old features of the building with the current technologies.

After it's complete, they plan on converting the building back to public use; much like it was back in the 1800's. Ahlborn needs to raise $50,000 dollars by the February 8th, to go ahead with the project.

If you'd like to donate, you can go to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2137284889/the-21st-century-one-room-schoolhouse .   

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