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Ms. Pfeifer from Houston TX is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Growing Pains

I need a laptop for professional development opportunities and webinars.

  • $1,588 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students attend an urban public elementary school in the Houston Independent School District, the seventh largest school district in the US, and serves more than seven hundred fifty children, many of which are international refugees from more than fifteen countries around the world, speaking at least 19 different languages. Our entire school is 100% free breakfast and lunch, and 87% are economically disadvantaged and/or at-risk. Despite these obstacles, these kids still enjoy coming to school and learning every day.

My Project

Walnut Bend Elementary is a newly designated candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. Funding of this project would allow me to further my understanding of the standards and practices of the progamme, as well as develop best practices of inquiry-based learning through professional development and webinar opportunities.

Our journey in the development of the programme requires much training, and while attending previous sessions, I have found myself at a disadvantage by not having the necessary equipment to access the interactive components that were required.

This process requires complete campus buy-in and vertical collaboration. Building my own capacity will then allow me to share this knowledge through school-wide professional development with other teachers which will ultimately impact all students at our school.

Ms. Pfeifer
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - MacBook Air 13.3'Laptop with Touch ID - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) - Silver • Best Buy Education $1,299.99 1 $1,299.99

Materials cost

$1,299.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$19.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,349.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$238.15

Total project goal

$1,587.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,587.64

9 Donors

-$793.82

Donations toward project cost

-$674.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$119.07

match offer

-$793.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$674.74

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$119.07

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$0.00

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