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Ms. Welchman from Milwaukee WI is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Data-Driven Instruction Requires The Right Tools!

My students need a Chromebook, dry erase boards, and markers to set meaningful goals, track their progress, and ensure their academic success!

  • $708 goal

This project expired on July 29, 2018.

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My Students

My US History, AP Human Geography, and Restorative Practices students have been working hard all year analyzing documents, writing creative essays, and creating content-based performance pieces. Comparing writing samples from the beginning of the year to now demonstrates how much growth has occurred in students' skill-sets as a result of their participation in interactive learning experiences.

Data drives our instructional activities and determines each students' next steps as they move through our standards-based coursework.

Personalized, weekly chats with students about their unique progress in our coursework helps ensure they stay organized, goal-oriented, and on pace to pass the course with proficiency.

To ensure that my low-income, urban students continue to see the value of setting goals and using data to assess our progress towards those goals, I would love to incorporate new technology and hands-on ways to set goals, monitor progress, and grow as students and young adults!

My Project

While my students may not come to high school with sufficiently developed goal-setting or organizational skills, those skills are crucial for long-term success and accordingly, are something we work on all year long. My students deserve support to help them become better students, and more importantly, better people.

We dedicate class time each semester to setting meaningful personal and academic goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-specific.

We refer back to those goals and use them to drive our weekly data chats. I would love to incorporate Double-Sided Dry-Erase Labboards so students can record their goal, edit their goal in real-time with peers to ensure it meets our "SMART" criteria, and then take a picture with their goal on the board in front of them.

Once we have baseline goals and photos uploaded for each student to our classroom website, data chats can be charted and tracked using a portable, ASUS Chromebook flip/touchscreen tablet. Using up-to-date technology will ensure that the data and tech can move with me around the classroom and students and I can work together to load student performance data and individual portfolio work. Using the camera on the tablet will allow photos of projects, assessments, and hard work in class to become part of a well-rounded portfolio of achievement for each student. Frequent data chats are a cornerstone of a well-functioning classroom, and I hope these new tools will help ensure that data and technology are integral components of our classroom culture.

My goal is to ensure that data drives our personalized instruction, and that we utilize 21st century technology in order to meet our unique academic goals.

Ms. Welchman
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 125 students.

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ASUS C302CA-DHM4 Chromebook Flip 12.5-inch Touchscreen Convertible Chromebook, Intel Core m3, 4GB RAM, 64GB Flash Storage, All-Metal Body, USB Type C, Corning Gorilla Glass, Chrome OS • Amazon Business $485.00 1 $485.00
DOUBLE SIDED Dry Erase Lapboards Pack Bulk Includes 30 Pcs 9 x 12” Inch Mini Small Whiteboards With Erasers and Markers For School Students Write Large Classroom Drawing Interactive Office Supplies • Amazon Business $57.97 1 $57.97
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 36 Pack • Amazon Business $20.00 1 $20.00

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