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Mrs. Miles from Johnson City TN is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Real-World Learning for ALL!

I need assistance to register for and travel to the National Science Teacher Conference so that I can learn about best practices in teaching science for grades PK-4.

  • $931 goal

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My Students

The wonderful students at my school can't wait to get to class each day knowing they are going to do something exciting to learn math and science! Our classroom is comprised of a sweet group of 4th graders. They attend a Title I school which is located in a beautiful rural area in the mountains of Tennessee. Nearly 75% of our children are from low-income families and would rather be at school than at home, where they feel safe, receive hot meals, and are supported academically and emotionally by caring adults.

Our students learn best when they are actively engaged and experience hands-on learning.

They are so enthusiastic when they discover how things work in the world and can "see" their learning.

I incorporate real-world problem solving within my math and science lessons so that students make discoveries within those subjects in a hands-on way. It's important that elementary children actually "experience" the how and why of math and science works. Engineering concepts using visual tools​ help students gain an understanding of certain abstract ideas in these subjects and satisfy their curiosity about the world in which they live.

My Project

I have been selected to present at the National Science Teacher Conference to be held in Boston, MA on April 4, 2020. In addition to presenting that day, I would like to also attend sessions the previous two days. Funds from this project will allow me to register for and attend the conference.

The NSTA conference offers me an opportunity to learn best practices of teaching the new 3 Dimensional Science standards.

Attending sessions that offer me a chance to build my pedagogical knowledge of teaching science will enable me to return to my school and provide professional development sessions to teachers in my school and within the district.

The sessions include topics on life science, earth science, and physical science, all of which are elementary science topics. Best practices I will learn include critical thinking, problem-based projects, and addressing real-world scientific dilemmas with scientific discovery.

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Mrs. Miles
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 350 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Lodging National Science Teacher Conference $300.00
Miscellaneous National Science Teacher Conference Registration fee $300.00
Transportation Boston travel $150.00

Trip cost

$750.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$791.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$139.63

Total project goal

$930.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$930.88

1 Donor

-$930.88

Donations toward project cost

-$791.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$139.63

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$0.00

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