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Mrs. Winnie from Las Vegas NV is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Let's Balance the Playing Field!

I need registration fees for a three day conference focusing on Equity-Centered Design Thinking and Innovative Mindsets

  • $693 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a very low income area in Northeast Las Vegas. They are dedicated and hard workers, but we need outside support as their families can't afford much. They also have hugely different learning styles that need to be addressed for a successful year. We're at a place in the world where the gap in equity is becoming bigger and bigger and I need creative ways to help lessen the impact.

I am hoping to help turn around their attitude toward learning with more effective lessons or coping techniques and new mindsets that really connect with all of their diverse backgrounds.

My Project

This conference, Equity-Centered Design Thinking and Innovative Mindsets, put on by MindSpark Learning, provides an awesome opportunity for me to learn more about "the process of equity-centered design thinking, and take... a deep dive into how empathy can lead to more impactful, equitable and innovative solutions to real-world problems." My students, and the world, are becoming more and more angry towards each other and mean for no real reason at all. I would love to attend this conference and build "a strong understanding of the tools needed to set aside biases and assumptions when creating impactful solutions and cultivating a space of creative process." It should also help build "meaningful notice and reflection techniques that drive problem-solving, risk-taking and emphasize embracing failure while using creativity to make unique connections." I would love to have this chance to develop better solutions for my students and, it's in my area so I don't need huge travel costs!

Mrs. Winnie
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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

Component Company Total
Trip package Equity-Centered Design Thinking and Innovative Mindsets (Registration Fees Only) $550.00

Trip cost

$550.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$588.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$103.81

Total project goal

$692.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$692.06

1 Donor

-$231.00

Donations toward project cost

-$196.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.65

match offer

-$461.06

Match offer toward project cost

-$391.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.16

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$0.00

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