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Mrs. K. from Chicago IL is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Be the Spark in Your School

I need to attend the 2019 Illinois Computing Educators conference.

  • $185 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

School-wide, ninety-four percent of students receive free or reduced-price lunch. Ninety-Five percent of students are English Language Learners. The 4th-6th grade students I teach in the computer lab have diverse learning needs and are comfortable in a student-driven learning environment.

These Generation Z students are well-versed when it comes to technology and know their way around computers, tablets, and coding.

My students have participated in the annual Hour of Code for the past three years. As they look forward to their fifth year of Hour of Code and the beginning of the Computer Science curriculum, I hope to redefine their perception of what learning to code means.

My Project

My students will be participating in the Hour of Code again this school year. This program has inspired them to make coding part of their personal skill-set. I believe this is a skill that can provide a sound future for many of my students. As their teacher, I need to continue improving my own computer science skills through networking and in-person professional development conference such as the ICE Conference.

With three full days of one-hour general sessions, extended time workshops, focused snapshots, themed playgrounds, and a robust exhibit hall, this conference will help me grow professionally and further develop my skills as an Ed Tech Teacher.

The opportunity to attend the ICE conference will immediately translate to helping students grow their computer science skills.

My students will benefit from the expansion of our current Computer Science curriculum. Students' engagement, collaboration and curiosity will be positively impacted as I embed more sophisticated coding skills into the curriculum.

Mrs. K.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Illinois Computing Educators $125.00

Trip cost

$125.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$156.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.68

Total project goal

$184.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$184.56

1 Donor

-$156.88

Donations toward project cost

-$156.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.68

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$0.00

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