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Mrs. Toomer from Upper Marlboro MD is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Girls Who Code & Love Makerspace

Help me give my students Chibitronics Coding Kits for the STEAM and Makerspace Club.

  • $599 goal

This project expired on April 6, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are one big, happy family. Our Title I school is home to a large population (92%) of English language learners. My students face many challenges while living in a new country and attempting to learn a new language.

My three classes are filled with 75 eager students who love working together to complete various tasks.

My goal is to make their transition as smooth as possible in hopes of preparing them for great achievement. They are capable of greatness and will achieve.

My Project

The Creative Coding Kit reinvents the book through paper electronics: craft functional circuits directly into the pages of the included storybook, Love to Code Volume I while learning how to bring images to life through code. With LTC, everyone can fall in love with coding! If current statistics provide any indication, the idea of black and brown girls in STEM seems far-fetched. Look at any data report out there, and you’ll find that women remain underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math (girlspursuingscience.com). The inclusion of Girls and people of color in STEM has to change. If the problem starts in childhood, that’s where we start the process. Parents and educators can usher young women (especially black and brown girls) into STEM careers with lifestyle-driven educational programs that ignite creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication (girlspursuingscience.com).

I am eager and excited to assist the Girls Who Code afterschool club with creating a makerspace lab where they will be able to make and create beyond their wildest dreams.

After attending the Pathfinders Summer Institute hosted by Infosys Foundation USA. Teachers were encouraged to integrate coding, programming, and makerspace materials and creativity into their lessons to allow students to connect real-world experiences to what the are learning.

To get started with coding we will start with the Chibitronics Coding Kit. The Love to Code Creative Coding Kit is a fun, friendly and new way to engage with coding. In addition to the coding kits, my girls need Little Bits Coding Kits, Legos, a television, and playdoh.

To recruit more girls we will conduct quarterly Girl STEM Nights, where girls and their families will enjoy coding, computer science, and makerspace activities. Our future scientists are ready to take over the world.

Mrs. Toomer
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 800 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chibitronics - Chibi Lights - LED Circuit Stickers STEM Starter Kit • Amazon Business $30.00 12 $360.00
Chibitronics Love to Code Creative Coding Kit • Amazon Business $85.00 1 $85.00

Materials cost

$445.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.70

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$508.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.71

Total project goal

$598.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$598.09

2 Donors

-$255.69

Donations toward project cost

-$254.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

match offer

-$299.05

Match offer toward project cost

-$254.19

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.86

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$43.36

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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