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Mrs. Potts from Church Road VA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Help Me Engage Students and Inspire a Love for Learning!

I need to attend the National Get Your Teach On Conference to provide my students with more engaging learning experiences and to elevate their energy and instill a lifelong love for learning!

  • $1,255 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are from a rural area in Central Virginia. They are from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds. Students are enthusiastic learners however many do not have supportive home environments. They are often from single-parent homes and many of them travel back and forth between parents during the week. This makes settling in and feeling secure in their learning environment very important. I also currently have an ESL learner from Puerto Rico. My students are anxious to work together with their peers and this provides equally important opportunities for the English students to learn about another culture.

I believe in each of my students and strive every day to help them believe in themselves and see the potential that exists in each of them.

My Project

One thing I consistently encourage in my students is a lifelong love for learning. Although I have been teaching for 13 years, I love finding new ways to engage student learning and raise student achievement. Attending the National Get Your Teach On Conference will give me the opportunity to observe phenomenal teachers and participate in hands-on learning experiences.

"The National Get Your Teach On Conference brings together leading educators and will provide some of the most current research-based strategies that will light my classroom on fire!"

I want to experience this one of a kind conference and bring this energy and love for learning back so I can motivate and inspire my students to be their best regardless of their backgrounds and ability levels! I am incredibly excited about being given the opportunity to apply the knowledge I gain with my current and future classes and bring this level of innovative teaching strategies and technology to my school.

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Mrs. Potts
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Component Company Total
Lodging Gaylord Texan Resort $300.00
Activity Get Your Teach On National Conference $481.00
Food GYTO Conference Food $90.00
Transportation Travelocity $150.00

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