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Mr. Z. from Milliken CO is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Exploring STEM Through Problem-Based Learning

I need to explore STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) through problem-based learning at the mindSpark Learning Institute.

  • $1,134 goal

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My Students

My students walk into our classroom every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day. We come together in a rural community that has limited resources due to budget restraints. Our school is comprised of nearly 50% second language learners. While close to 50% of our students receive free or reduced lunch, making their family households below or near the poverty line. Despite so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their best. They want to be in school because they want to learn all they can so they can be successful one day.

They are growing and learning in a small, tight knit, school community.

They are dreamers, thinkers, talkers, and questioners. They are mini inspirations to themselves and others around them, even if they don't know it yet. They are our future and I want to give them a great start to their long successful career.

My Project

The mindSpark Learning Institute is a professional development opportunity designed to help educators facilitate student learning through authentic real-world problem solving that aligns with academic standards.

I hope to develop an understanding of the problem-based learning (PBL) model, and how to partner with the community to provide authentic experiences in the classroom.

Through the PBL model, educators will build and foster a growth mindset in their students, teaching them the importance of risk-taking, resilience, collaboration, and stewardship. I would like this opportunity to attend this amazing conference that will train us in applying problem-based learning with STEM in the classroom. I would also like the opportunity to collaborate on addressing authentic problems.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Trip package Exploring STEM Through Problem-Based Learning (PBL) (Registration Fees Only) $800.00
Food Denver Food $120.00

Trip cost

$920.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$963.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$170.08

Total project goal

$1,133.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,133.88

4 Donors

-$415.00

Donations toward project cost

-$352.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.25

match offer

-$718.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$611.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$107.83

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$0.00

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