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Teacher Farrell from Staten Island NY is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Creative Computing in Scratch (3-8)

I need access to trained teachers in computer science. The Pathfinders summer institute will enable myself to teach my students more effectively

  • $2,422 goal

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My Students

Ms. Sheila!!!

I'm sooooo excited we are going to the city!!

This was one of six students blurting out similar things. You might not know it if you meet them but my students are autistic. We attended a Little Bits workshop today and they blew me away.

They created a 3 d model of Cinderella's Pumpkin Carriage that actually moved using little bits!!

I was only able to take 3 out of 8 students because I have very few "Little Bit" to go around. I would love more kits for each student to explore and create individually.

I am a computer science teacher who has been working on coding (scratch,, tynker etc) with these students. Having more Little Bits would bring hands-on materials that could expand their knowledge of computer science.

My Project

I am currently a Software Engineering (computer science teacher) trained in 6-8grade. My students are all on the Autism Spectrum. I have been teaching CS for 2 years and it has been amazing.

I will be working with elementary students next year and I really need training for grades 3-8.

CS has given my students access and knowledge to coding, web design, game design etc. that in the past would never have been available to students with Autism. This training will better prepare my young students to easily transition into the middle school SEP (software engineering program) program. This continues into HS with the great hope that my students will one day find gainful employment in the area of computer science.

Teacher Farrell
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Activity Pathfinders Summer Institiute $1,998.00

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