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I need travel funds for this social studies professional development trip.
My students are immensely talented, resilient, and future-focused. Their community is home to many immigrants, so most students are bilingual and/or biliterate. Additionally, the neighborhood is very diverse, which brings together several cultures, perspectives, languages, and religions.
My students show up to class every day with their futures and their families on their mind.
Many have expressed their desire to get an education to make their families proud and to serve their communities well. They have a deep passion for learning and applying their knowledge and skills to their community.
My goal is to provide rigorous learning opportunities for each student, and attending this conference will help me make that a reality. As a first year teacher, attending this conference will connect me with resources, colleagues, and rich content that I will bring back to my students. Specifically, I will learn from educators who are serving their students in profound ways, and I will learn new strategies for promoting high level conversations, engaging students with inquiry methods, and building strong student agency. I will also receive high level content resources, which will help my students grow and find their voices in our content.
Additionally, in light of our region's troubles with teacher retention, attending this conference will support our social studies team and ensure longer-lasting teachers.
Not only will this conference give us bonding opportunities, but it will provide content-based support to sustain our own social studies passions. I am certain that this trip will make me a better teacher and make our social studies team much stronger.
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