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Ms. Santos from Los Angeles CA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Equity, Innovation, and Life-Long Learning!

I need funding to attend the "Equity-Centered Design Thinking and Innovative Mindsets" conference in San Diego.

  • $1,266 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a group of energetic scholars. They are eager English Learners who are ready to take on the challenges of the 21st century. They are girls and boys that simply need the resources to stimulate their creative minds.

They derive from hard-working families and who have to balance their rigorous academic work while tackling the challenges of living in a community plagued by the ills of poverty.

Regardless of the issues they face on a daily basis, they have goals, drive, and most importantly, they are hungry for knowledge. They possess great aspirations for change in their neighborhood, our country, and the world.

My Project

Teachers can never stop being students! This is an idea that I have used to drive my practice since I became a teacher twelve years ago. If we want our students to evolve and expand their thinking, as educators, we must actively look for opportunities as well.

I am looking forward to attending this conference because it will force me to think meta-cognitively about my own practice, knowing that if I expect my students to think "out of the box," I should do the same.

I hope that by attending this conference I will immerse myself in the equity-centered design process as a tool for innovative practice. With the gained knowledge, I hope to create an innovative safe space in my classroom for all students.

Lastly, I hope to foster a creative space where students can learn to identify and employ innovative problem-solving skills.

Ms. Santos
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Lodging Lodging in San Diego $300.00
Trip package Equity-Centered Design Thinking and Innovative Mindsets (Registration Fees Only) $550.00
Food Food $30.00
Transportation Transportation to San Diego $150.00

Trip cost

$1,030.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,075.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$189.79

Total project goal

$1,265.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,265.24

2 Donors

-$125.00

Donations toward project cost

-$121.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

match offer

-$1,122.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$954.20

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$168.39

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

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$0.00

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