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Ms. Bergeman from Denver CO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Robotics for Students with Special Needs

Help me give my students the opportunity to learn how to program and build robots!

  • $480 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Special Education students are often discussed in terms of their deficits instead of their assets. We talk about their struggles, instead of the benefit that comes from having a brain that processes information in a different way or approaches tasks from a new perspective. Often our students have immense skills - they just aren't necessarily the skills that are measured in a typical classroom.

My students love to build.

So far this year, we have created egg drops to mimic air drops of vital medicine to foreign countries, paper cars to test crash safety, bridges and towers to recognize structure, rockets to demonstrate energy, and roller coasters to understand momentum. Every time they have astounded me with their creativity and ability to come up with creative solutions to the challenges inherent in these builds.

My Project

The Lego mindstorms system combines both programming skills and robotics into a single opportunity for students to learn skills that they will be able to use throughout their life. I am going to attend training over the summer to learn specifically about teaching with this system and need enough kits to allow students to take ownership over their learning.

Together, we can prepare students with the practical and life skills to achieve their post-secondary goals.

They will learn computer programming, building, problem-solving, group work, and so much more. They will get to be creative and show off all of their strengths, instead of being noticed for their deficits. Plus, they will be able to explore potential careers for their future.

Ms. Bergeman
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 31313 Robot Kit with Remote Control for Kids, Educational STEM Toy for Programming and Learning How to Code (601 pieces) • Amazon Business $349.95 1 $349.95

Materials cost

$349.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$22.40

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$407.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.93

Total project goal

$479.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$479.53

3 Donors

-$222.55

Donations toward project cost

-$203.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

match offer

-$239.76

Match offer toward project cost

-$203.80

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.96

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.21

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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