This last Spring I applied for a professional development award. The Betty and Richard Duvall professional development award was intended to help faculty at Portland Community College pursue work, research, a project, etc. that would, in turn, enrich their students' learning experience.
I've been playing around with the wet-plate collodion process - only having taken a workshop or two - but never have I done this process on my own. I was inspired to develop a practice that would allow me to both learn this process well enough to do it on my own but also well enough so that I can develop curriculum around it.