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Mrs. Sifuentez from Odessa TX is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Pathfinders Pave Paths

I need in-person training from the Pathfinders Summer Institute to support and improve my knowledge and skills important to my position as a gifted and talented program teacher.

  • $2,541 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Problem-solving, critical thinking, collaborating with others, and digital connected learning are some of the many tasks you will see from my gifted and talented students. To help extend my students' abilities, I am eager to give them an opportunity to engineer with robotic coding.

The skills the students will develop are essential for our innovators of tomorrow.

Robotic coding will allow my students to apply the engineering process in order to create their own coding. Since my classroom only has five student computers available at one time, our time is limited to the opportunities they currently have to learn coding skills during their one day a week visit with me. The curriculum provided from this training will be an excellent addition for my classroom technology and will give my students a personal expert to help them thrive and enhance their computer thinking skills.

My Project

This project is dedicated to strengthening my professional career as an educator by allowing me to attend an in-depth training at the Pathfinders Summer Institute in Bloomington, Indiana from July 14-19; specifically for the Junior Botball Challenge program.

This program allows the use of autonomous robotics-based technology to provide across the disciplines education that also provides students with collaborative, rigorous, goal-directed STEM activities that highlight academic and career pathways within STEM disciplines.

Students will develop their own computer coding skills by writing and creating their own coding coupled with real-life applications of the engineering process. This robotics program is sure to encompass 21st-century skills that students need in order to succeed in this information age.

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Trip package Junior Botball Challenge $2,098.00

Trip cost

$2,098.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$31.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,159.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$381.08

Total project goal

$2,540.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,540.55

2 Donors

-$100.00

Donations toward project cost

-$85.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

match offer

-$2,440.55

Match offer toward project cost

-$2,074.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$366.08

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$0.00

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