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Mr. McCoy from Vallejo CA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Do You Know The Way To San Diego?

I need airfare, hotel accommodations, registration fee and meal stipend to go to the California Council of the Social Studies Conference in San Diego, 3/22 - 3/25

  • $997 goal

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My Students

In my 6th and 7th grade Social Studies classroom, you will see a mosaic, as we have students representing many cultures, ethnicities, languages, religions, and customs. Students come to class with a positive attitude and ready to learn. In my classroom, every student is unique and is valued and heard. Students in my class know that they can learn in the way that works best for them, and they truly have a voice.

At my school, we value the rich diversity of our students, parents, faculty, and staff to create a strong community, dedicated to preparing students for college and the world.

In my classroom, specifically, mindfulness, and daily community circles work to strengthen relationships and provide a safe and welcoming environment where children can learn.

My Project

I would like to go to the 2018 California Council for the Social Studies Conference in San Diego.

The theme of this year’s conference is, “Tearing Down Walls: Building Connections, Collaboration and Civil Discourse”, which connects to many aspects of our school priorities.

Specifically, I look at Priority #1, when thinking about the connections and collaboration that will happen with the Identity Book projects. I also think about Priority #2, with the emphasis on civil discourse. We must prepare our students to be critical thinkers by having student discussions.

There are several workshops that directly connect to Priority #1 that I am interested in:

Ethnic Studies - Preparing Students for a Diverse and Interconnected World

Building Community through Cultural Studies

Active Advocacy for Social Justice and Diversity Through Community Collaboration

There are several workshops that directly connect to Priority #2 that I am interested in:

Increase Student Discourse with Active Classroom Strategies

Inquiry and Civil Discourse with DBQ Online

Teaching Listening First

Cops and Kids: Working Together for Peace on the streets

Using Classroom Debate to Break Down Barriers

Mr. McCoy
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Component Company Total
Lodging The Atwood - San Diego $300.00
Activity California Council for the Social Studies Conference $265.00
Food various $90.00
Transportation Virgin America $150.00

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