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Ms. Lukos from Waukegan IL is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

NSTA-STEM Conference

I need the registration for the NSTA 7th Annual STEM Forum and Expo.

  • $627 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When you first walk into my class/lab you will realize that there are 300 unique students. They all come from different backgrounds and deserve to have the best so they can make a difference in the world.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela.

Our school is a low resource school. Each student has a story. Some of them come from really rough homes where school is usually not the first thing on their mind. Others, they come from very loving homes but still have many struggles at home. No matter what the differences are, they have learned that we are a family and they treat each other with that respect. They are a wonderful group of students who are eager to learn.

My Project

As the STEM teacher in our building I am always looking for new opportunities to grow professionally. This is a new program to our district. Since I was one of the teachers who piloted the program, I am helping train the new STEM teachers. Going to this conference will allow me to gain a better understanding of how to run a STEM program at our school/district. The conference is targeted towards schools that are actively implementing a STEM program. Since we are starting this program, this conference is perfect for me to go to. This conference will allow me to collaborate with other STEM teachers and to create a strong STEM curriculum for our building. With this donation you will not only help me grow as an educator, but you will also be positively affecting the students I teach.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 350 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Lodging NSTA- Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City $300.00
Activity NSTA $195.00

Trip cost

$495.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$532.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.96

Total project goal

$626.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$626.38

2 Donors

-$420.00

Donations toward project cost

-$357.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.00

match offer

-$206.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$175.42

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.96

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$0.00

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