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Mrs. Brelsford from Baltimore MD is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Making STEM the Norm

Teacher Professional Development: I need a laptop, super-drive and a licence for Microsoft Office in order to participate and provide STEM professional development to my colleagues. <profdevpilot>

  • $1,695 goal

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My Students

I have been a teacher in Baltimore City Public schools for 13 years. I currently work in a high poverty school. I have been asked by the leadership at my school to develop a STEM enrichment program for students at my school. As part of that, I am training teachers on implementation of STEM lessons.

Teachers at the school have been given resources to implement STEM lessons with their students however that have not received any training in the use of the resources.

I have received training from the district and am now charged with presenting training to teachers. Unfortunately in my district they are unable to provide me with a reliable laptop. The computer I have been given is at least 6 years old outdated. In order to provide continued professional development I need a modern computer.

My Project

STEM curriculum is an excellent way to engage reluctant learners. After teachers receive training they will be able to begin to implement this engaging curriculum that is aligned to national standards. The curriculum provides teachers with literacy, math science and engineering content to present to their students. With proper support teachers will be able to engage students in activities that are interesting and relevant. Students who may have learning differences will be able to engage in hands on activities and problem solving that they may not normally be exposed to.

My project will make a difference because it will bring STEM lessons to students in first through fifth grade at my school.

It will allow me to participate in webinars and research strategies that I can share with teachers to ensure that we continue to implement engaging and rigorous STEM activities in our classrooms.

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Mrs. Brelsford
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple MacBook Air MJVG2LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (256 GB) NEWEST VERSION • Amazon $1,139.99 1 $1,139.99
Office Mac Home & Student 2011 Key Card (1PC/1User) • Amazon $115.99 1 $115.99
Kuzy - AIR 13-inch Triangles ORANGE Rubberized Hard Case for MacBook Air 13.3" (A1466 & A1369) (NEWEST VERSION) Shell Cover - Triangle ORANGE • Amazon $26.99 1 $26.99
Samsung Electronics Ultra-Slim Optical Drives SE-208GB/RSBD Black, M-Disc support, MAC OS X compatible • Amazon $22.99 1 $22.99
HDE Silicone Rubber Keyboard Skin for MacBook Pro (Non-Retina) (Hot Pink) • Amazon $6.35 1 $6.35

Materials cost

$1,312.31

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$78.74

3rd party payment processing fee

$19.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,440.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$254.25

Total project goal

$1,694.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,694.98

12 Donors

-$638.66

Donations toward project cost

-$550.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$88.30

Matching donations from our partners

-$1,047.49

Match offers toward project cost

-$890.37

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$157.12

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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