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Ms. McD from Atlanta GA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Makerspace Professional Learning Opportunity

I need the opportunity to learn more about makerspaces so that I can apply this to my lessons with students at my school!

  • $1,248 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is very diverse with the majority of our students being Hispanic. We also have one of the worst buildings in the county but that does not stop us. Instead, we work hard to provide experiences to our students that will help them continue their education in a positive way.

One of the things that we strongly focus on is project-based learning.

I am building a maker space so that all of our students have a way to design and create projects that will use higher level thinking.

My Project

I would love to be able to attend the Pathfinders Summer Institute to learn more about how to run my makerspace effectively. I was fortunate enough to get funded last summer and found that it was the best professional learning experience. I learned how to plan lessons so that students were challenged.

This summer I would like to return to expand the information I already learned.

There is so much to learn about running a makerspace that even though I have been trying to do this at my school for the past school year, I still feel like a novice. More training equals better educational experiences for my students so any support is greatly appreciated.

Ms. McD
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Trip package Pathfinders Institute: Maker Educator Collective Bootcamp $1,015.00

Trip cost

$1,015.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,060.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$187.10

Total project goal

$1,247.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,247.32

4 Donors

-$116.50

Donations toward project cost

-$102.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.47

match offer

-$1,127.28

Match offer toward project cost

-$958.19

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$169.09

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.54

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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