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Mrs. Erickson from Madison WI is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Learning How to Personalize Learning

I need professional development texts so I can learn how to make my classroom a 21st-century personalized learning environment for all.

  • $234 goal

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My Students

I have an amazing group of students who overall just LOVE to learn! My goal this year is to keep that passion going. I am at a Title I school that takes in students from a homeless shelter located in the downtown area of our city.

I concentrate on teaching about social justice issues and it has created a passion in my students for helping others.

I truly feel that they take the important concepts and ideas I teach them, absorb them and will become some of the leaders of our future.

My Project

This past year I have become really passionate about using technology and student voice and choice to create a personalized learning pathway for all my students. My school recently went one to one with chromebooks so I am looking for new ways I can use these pieces of technology to teach my students. I want to continue learning how to personalize and engage learning in my classroom. Texts such as Mathematical Mindsets by Jo Boaler and EDU Protocol: Field Guide, discuss many examples of how teachers can do this.

Texts such as, Ditch That Textbook/ Homework, Teach Like a Pirate and Shake Up Learning all offer ways teachers can use technology to create new lessons that teach students using 21st-century skills and engaging lessons.

These types of lessons also promote collaboration between students which help students learn positive social skills.

Mrs. Erickson
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The EduProtocol Field Guide: 16 Student-Centered Lesson Frames for Infinite Learning Possibilities • Amazon Business $26.06 1 $26.06
Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic • Amazon Business $26.06 1 $26.06
Ditch That Homework: Practical Strategies to Help Make Homework Obsolete • Amazon Business $23.50 1 $23.50
Learn Like a Pirate: Empower Your Students to Collaborate, Lead, and Succeed • Amazon Business $23.02 1 $23.02
Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom • Amazon Business $19.73 1 $19.73
Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator • Amazon Business $18.18 1 $18.18
Mindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas, Grade 4 • Amazon Business $16.96 1 $16.96
The Growth Mindset Coach: A Teacher's Month-by-Month Handbook for Empowering Students to Achieve • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58

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