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Ms. Streets from West Haven CT is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calling All STEM Vocabularians

Help me give my students the gift of technology with 10 Fire 7 Tablets to access key literacy resources.

  • $573 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students are adversely affected by poor literacy proficiency, therefore instruction must provide the foundational literacy skills needed to succeed. However, outdated technology used to teach literacy skills is a barrier to student learning.

My students are future STEM leaders, are eager to learn, trust me as their teacher, and want to succeed.

Our school's rigorous curriculum challenges students to matriculate into challenging STEM programs at the collegiate level.

I teach at the Second largest Tier I urban STEM school in my state. My students are majority minority, qualify for free and reduced-price lunch with majority qualifying family per capita income under under $15,000 (130% below the poverty line).

My Project

The ten requested Fire Tablets will be used to provide my students access an online platform used for direct vocabulary instruction in order to understand and apply STEM-specific tier 2-3 high yield vocabulary words in their definitions, contexts, and nuances. My project stems from an award winning action research I authored where I developed an innovate unique instructional strategy to teach the nuances of STEM-specific tier 2-3 vocabulary words.

Helping students master STEM-specific tier 2-3 vocabulary reinforces their beliefs that a pathway to academic success is attainable and within their locus of control.

Acquisition of these words is empirically connected to reading comprehension. Technology used for vocabulary instruction is outdated or non-functioning. There is no school budget so requests for new or upgrades are immediately denied. This project mitigates the technology divide because a majority of students do not have access to technology resources needed to implement direct vocabulary instruction.

Ms. Streets
Grades 6-8
  • Engineering & Science Magnet School
  • West Haven, CT
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 89 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7" Display, 8 GB, Black - with Special Offers • Amazon Business $44.99 10 $449.90

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