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Mr. Nguyen from Las Vegas NV is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Learning from the 'Best': STEM and Beyond

I need funds to support a professional development conference trip including lodging, registration costs, food, and travel.

  • $1,066 goal

This project expired on March 11, 2019.

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My Students

Over the last 4 years of teaching, I have learned countless stories of inspiration, perseverance, and accomplishment from my students here in Northeast Las Vegas. When I first entered the classroom as a physics teacher, I remember the common sentiment that there were not enough high-quality opportunities for students from our neighborhood in terms of internships and after-school programs, and to that reality, many students had shunned career pathways in STEM. Now, I am happy to say that things are different.

My Project

Science is a powerful and meaningful pursuit in learning. I believe that the way we educate and inspire our youth to utilize science and its methods will produce the advancement of human society and culture in a way that is sustainable, meaningful, and impactful for the future of all life. I think that there is still a lot to improve upon in my content knowledge and pedagogy, and I believe this will be a pursuit of tremendous importance in my life, and I know my students will expect it of me as we continue to build our programs at our school and beyond.

Through attending the NSTA National Conference in April, I plan on developing more compelling lessons that tie in the different elements of direct instruction and project-based learning in the physical sciences and Career and Technical Education (CTE) disciplines.

Due to the fact that I now teach in Career and Technical Education (CTE), I often find opportunities to tie in my previous practice of teaching physics in with the career-oriented learning objectives that I now implement in my pedagogy. I also have learned of the tremendous benefit that quality PD can offer to further the careers of educators, and I believe that this is the right time to move forward.

Mr. Nguyen
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 240 students.

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Component Company Total
Lodging Westin St. Louis $300.00
Activity National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) $334.00
Food St. Louis Food $120.00
Transportation Frontier Airlines $109.00

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