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Mrs. Gardner from Winterville NC is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

A Visit to the Ron Clark Academy!

I need this professional development in order to grow as an educator!

  • $1,140 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have had the joy of teaching third grade for the past 6 years! I have grown to understand that for a classroom to run successfully I have to teach my students more than reading, math, science, and social studies. In our classroom, my students learn how to persist through challenges, work collaboratively, and respect one another and themselves.

Working at a Title I school, sometimes my students need more than curriculum to be successful, they need to know that they are safe and someone cares about them.

Students who feel like they have someone in their corner will work far harder than students who feel like a test score. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing your students apply what they’ve learned to a real-life situation and have that, “A-ha!” moment.

My Project

The Ron Clark Academy is known for helping students who come from poverty achieve amazing academic feats. They do so by providing engaging, active learning opportunities while maintaining the structure that is needed to reach all students. I work in a Title I school so I am working with students living in poverty every day as well. I need better strategies to reach all students!

I want to visit the Ron Clark Academy to learn strategies that engage students while preserving the rigor needed to meet today's educational expectations.

When I return from this professional development I know I will be able to implement an action plan that will build the engagement in my classroom so that my students can achieve major academic and character gains this year! Your generous donation will directly impact my students.

Mrs. Gardner
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Ron Clark Academy $925.00

Trip cost

$925.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$968.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$170.98

Total project goal

$1,139.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,139.86

9 Donors

-$486.62

Donations toward project cost

-$451.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.74

match offer

-$608.24

Match offer toward project cost

-$517.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$91.24

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$45.00

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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