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Ms. Thorpe from Richmond VA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Dashing Into Coding!

I need funding to attend a conference that will allow me to bring more technology into the classroom.

  • $1,248 goal

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My Students

I have the pleasure of teaching 4th grade this year. My students have been through many changes in the few months before I became their teacher. They experienced two substitute teachers, schedule changes, class changes, and other things that have played a role in how they learn today. When I came on board I was elated and overwhelmed all at the same time. The students welcomed me with open arms and were eager to help me acclimate to the school climate. Now that I’m heading into my third month with them. I’ve been able to see them flourish in every aspect of learning in just this short time.

Together we have created a welcoming community where we help each other when we are down and praise each other when we succeed.

They are the future and I just want to make sure that I’m able to give them the proper resources to tackle anything thrown their way in the real world.

My Project

This 5-day institute focuses on learning to code with robots. We will be learning how to teach core content in a way that will allow students to manipulate robots using technology to reach a common goal. We can use the robot technology to enhance our abilities to tell time or measurement in math, or map out the route of the Underground Railroad and talk about what could have happened at a certain point along the journey in VA Studies. These are just a few examples of how I will incorporate robotics and coding into my classroom. The technology allows for more cross-content lessons to be brought into perspective. I’m looking forward to seeing the excitement on my students' faces when I bring this new idea to them.

This workshop will create a multitude of opportunities for my students.

First and foremost, it will help broaden their horizons with S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), since it is a huge part of our society today. Technology will only grow in the future, and this will be an awesome opportunity to get them one step closer to where they will need to be in the near future. With that in mind, their confidence will build and they will learn to become more independent. When I put students in stations, they will be able to learn the true value of patience and working cooperatively with their classmates. Interactive lessons are a great way for students to learn a new concept, but also to implement what they are learning. Hands-on activities allow for a broader whole group discussion that students can take beyond the classroom. Last, but not least, it allows for exploration, critical thinking, and creativity for all subject areas.

Ms. Thorpe
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Trip package Pathfinders Institute: Bringing Wonder to your Classroom with Dash, Dot and Cue! $1,015.00

Trip cost

$1,015.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,060.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$187.10

Total project goal

$1,247.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,247.32

9 Donors

-$415.76

Donations toward project cost

-$353.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.36

match offer

-$831.55

Match offer toward project cost

-$706.82

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$124.73

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$0.00

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