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Mr. Mesa
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Open A World Of Exploration For Students With Autism!

My students need a Chromebook. With the help of technology, our students will explore and reach new heights in their learning.

My Students

Our school is a separate public day school which provides special education services for students who range in age from 11-21 years, with a wide range of cognitive disabilities. The school provides collaborative, comprehensive educational services utilizing a trans-disciplinary approach.

Our school promotes the advancement of each student’s highest potential to access and interact with the surrounding community, access post-secondary academic options and obtain and retain employment.

Our educational program provides students with a modified set of courses from the MCPS program of studies based on the Common Core Standards. Students graduate at 21 years of age with a Maryland Certificate of Program Completion. RTS is comprised of 3 levels: middle school (ages 11-14), high school (ages 15-17) and upper school (ages 18-21). All students have an Individual Education Program (IEP) which aligns classroom instruction to each student’s specific academic, functional, and social/behavioral goals. Classroom teachers differentiate instruction to address the individual skills of each student in all classes. The primary objectives of RTS are continuous student achievement and maximum independence after graduation.

My Project

Technology is incredibly important for our students with autism! The magic in a classroom begins when you integrate technology into the curriculum. I want to help my children create magic in the classroom by using these Chromebooks with apps focusing on book reading, book writing, illustration, poetry, and math along with other apps for reinforcement. This technology will empower our students to learn and explore in a whole new way. They will get to use their fingers on a touch screen to learn to read, write, draw and solve math problems through various apps.

My students will be amazed how technology will help them explore and reach new heights.

It will be an exciting tool to motivate my students to learn using a current technology that is needed. Teaching and learning are no longer confined to specific content areas. Cross-curricular units help integrate topics, therefore providing multiple opportunities for reinforcement. Connecting literature, art, writing, math and technology, along with other subject areas makes learning authentic. Having this technology will motivate student learning in a positive and enriching way.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Acer 15.6" Chromebook Celeron N3060 Dual-Core 1.6GHz 2GB RAM 16GB Flash ChromeOS (Certified Refurbished) • Amazon Business $169.99 1 $169.99

Materials cost

$169.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.20

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$212.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.54

Total project goal

$250.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$250.28

1 Donor

-$250.28

Donations toward project cost

-$212.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.54

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$0.00

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This project will reach 100 students.

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