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Ms. Allison from Hartford CT is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Closing the Achievement Gap Through Better Teaching for Traumatized Students

I need funding to attend a professional development on trauma-informed teaching to help my at-risk students.

  • $687 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a truly diverse group of students from Hartford, Connecticut. They come from all over the world and bring something unique to my room. However, the vast majority are low-income children of color, living in one of the most dangerous cities in the world. They often face stressors that would cripple many adults. There has been an increasing amount of research on the effects of poverty and violence on students' brains, and none of it is good. We know that such vulnerable students require specialized instruction. I endeavor to provide this kind of supportive environment in my classroom so that all my children can excel.

My Project

I would love to attend a professional development run by the Attachment & Trauma Network called "Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools." It is designed to give educators who work with some of the nation's most at-risk students the tools we need to effectively teach students who have faced severe life traumas.

My students deserve a teacher who is equipped to respond to the stressors they face in their lives.

Achievement Gap reforms tend to focus on better teaching methods. We also need teachers who have better mental health training. I want this training to help serve all my students more effectively.

Ms. Allison
Grades 9-12
  • HPHS Law and Government Academy
  • Hartford, CT
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Attachment & Trauma Network $395.00
Transportation Unknown Airline $150.00

Trip cost

$545.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$583.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.91

Total project goal

$686.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$686.09

8 Donors

-$320.09

Donations toward project cost

-$291.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.50

match offer

-$343.05

Match offer toward project cost

-$291.59

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.46

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.96

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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