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Ms. Akaran from Anchorage AK is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Improving My Teacher Toolbox

I need to attend a 5 day training that will give me the opportunity to learn about and teach computer science and makers activities in my classroom.

  • $2,422 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My class consists of 23 kindergarteners. My students live in a low-income neighborhood with some parents working multiple jobs to keep food on the table and clothes on their backs. My school serves 100% free breakfast and lunch to all students.

My students are energetic, eager to learn, and highly motivated with technology and hands-on activities.

My students live in a neighborhood that was named the most diverse neighborhood in the United States. Their families come from all over the world with different learning styles, values, and languages. In my class, we have at least 7 different ethnicities with 30% of our students working on improving their English language.

My Project

The 5 day Maker Educator Collective Tier 1 Bootcamp at the Pathfinders Summer Institute will give me the chance to learn about and access more affordable low and high-tech materials and equipment for my students.

I will learn engaging and hands-on ways to connect technology to what we are learning in the classroom.

I will learn to use engineering activities and design lessons that will enhance my students' classroom experiences and education.

I do not have access to Institutes or training like this in Alaska. I will learn how to connect maker education to the core curriculum, assessments, and storytelling. This will be an amazing experience to add to my teacher toolbox.

Ms. Akaran
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Trip package Maker Educator Collective Tier 1 Bootcamp $1,998.00

Trip cost

$1,998.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$29.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,057.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$363.17

Total project goal

$2,421.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,421.14

2 Donors

-$70.00

Donations toward project cost

-$68.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

match offer

-$2,340.55

Match offer toward project cost

-$1,989.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$351.08

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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