You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Lloyd from Long Beach CA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Coding in the Classroom: Teaching Kids Coding Basics

I need this professional development institute to be able to teach coding to my students.

  • $2,422 goal

This project expired on June 2, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to provide them with skills needed to be successful in future careers. The jobs that will be available to my students will inevitably center around technology.

My students come from a Title I school where 90 percent of our scholars receive free breakfast and lunch.

Our school is also one of the largest schools in Long Beach As diverse as our students are economically and culturally, they are diverse in their academics. Many of my students struggle within the classroom but excel when it comes to hands-on learning through technology. Many of my students do not have access to technology at home.

They are growing and learning in the same urban community that inspired me to be a teacher. They are dreamers, thinkers, talkers, and questioners. They are our future ambassadors, world travelers, scientists, entrepreneurs, teachers... I want to give them a great start.

My Project

I am requesting the opportunity to attend a professional development institute in the area of computer coding. This institute will allow me to gain new strategies for teaching basic coding that I can implement in my classroom. I am confident that the knowledge I will gain from this institute will help me to become an even more effective teacher. The knowledge I will attain from this experience will benefit my students for years to come. In addition, the knowledge and experience I will gain from the intensive institute will allow me to educate my students in skills that they will need in our ever-changing career market.

The knowledge gained from this unique experience will directly impact the life-long career goals of my students.

Many of my students' strengths in computer literacy outweigh their strengths in reading and math. The knowledge gained from this professional development will help me bridge the gap and be able to develop a curriculum that incorporates all academic areas with technology skills.

Mrs. Lloyd
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 35 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Lloyd is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Pathfinders Summer Institute $1,998.00

Trip cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


4 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Long Beach","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3952898],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":3134609,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":35,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Lloyd","authorIds":{"3952898":{"owner":"Mrs. Lloyd","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3134609],"proposalHash":"1051836505","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20854018,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDAyMTU2NA==","NTA3MTk3Mw==","NTIzNDM4NQ==","NDkxNTc1MQ==","Mzk1Mjg5OA=="],"teacherId":3952898,"schoolCounty":"Los Angeles","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}