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Mrs. Ramirez from Odessa TX is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Enhancing Tomorrow’s Future

I need the latest in-person technology training; I need to be at the Pathfinders Summer Institute this July. Help me integrate the newest technology into my classroom!

  • $2,541 goal

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My Students

I work with first through fifth grade gifted and talented students. Who are eager to learn how to problem solve, think critically, collaborate with others, and most importantly how to digitally connect their learning. Help them extend their abilities and an opportunity to engineer with robotic coding.

The skills the scholars will develop are vital for our innovators of the future.

The robotic coding will permit my scholars to apply the engineering process to create their own coding. Since I currently only have access to five classroom student computers available at one time, our time is limited to the opportunities they currently have to learn coding skills during their one day a week visit with me. The curriculum provided from this training will be an excellent addition for my classroom technology and will give my students a personal expert to help them flourish and enrich their computer thinking skills.

My Project

Attending this in-depth training, it will permit me to strengthen my technology skills and grow as an educator. An in-depth training at the Pathfinders Summer Institute in Bloomington, Indiana from July 14-19; specifically for the Junior Botball Challenge program. Will enhance my knowledge and allow me to incorporate it into my classroom. Giving my students a well-prepared and up-to-date technology trained teacher.

This program allows the use of autonomous robotics-based technology to provide across the disciplines education that also provides students with collaborative, rigorous, goal-directed STEM activities that highlight academic and career pathways within STEM disciplines.

Students will develop their own computer coding skills by writing and creating their own coding coupled with real-life applications of the engineering process. This robotics program is sure to encompass 21st-century skills that students need in order to succeed in this information age.

Mrs. Ramirez
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Trip package Junior Botball Challenge $2,098.00

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