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Mrs. Edmiaston from Vancouver WA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Communication Across Barriers

I need assistance to attend a 2-day training to better understand how poverty impacts the learning experience and gain tools to make a difference.

  • $376 goal

This project expired on November 9, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the unique privilege of teaching 2 elective classes--Spanish and Dance, in a low-income high school.

My students often have to face barriers that make learning readiness difficult.

They need help getting to a place where they can actually relax and learn. They need adults that are trained to recognize this and help them get to a place where they are ready to learn when they come to school.

My Project

I had the honor of hearing Dr. Donna Beegle speak as a keynote speaker at a Social Justice for Education Conference I attended 5 years ago. I learned so much in her hour speech and bought her book to learn more. I have applied the knowledge to how I run my classroom--For example, because of her words, homework in my class has decreased, as I know have an understanding of the choices many of my students face when they go home from school. I have students experiencing homelessness in each of my classes, and sometimes on my Dance Team, as well.

I want to spend more time learning about the barriers my students face--how to recognize them, how help students face them, and how to set up my classroom environment and curriculum to support their needs.

Mrs. Edmiaston
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 275 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Poverty Institute $285.00

Trip cost

$285.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$319.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.34

Total project goal

$375.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$375.62

4 Donors

-$187.81

Donations toward project cost

-$159.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.17

match offer

-$187.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$159.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.17

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$0.00

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