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Mrs. Gifford from Waukegan IL is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Serving at-Risk Students!

I need funding for two graduate level courses I am taking. I have included receipt from my graduate classes.

  • $1,051 goal

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Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

My classroom is extremely diverse, in so many ways! I do work at a low income, racially diverse urban high school (one of the largest in Illinois!). My students come from all different backgrounds and bring a wealth of interesting diversity to my classes.

Having a diverse classroom is welcome, but also challenging!

I am still- even after 25 years in the classroom!- learning how to best serve my students. They are so awesome, I want to make sure that every lesson and opportunity presented to them is of the highest quality!

My Project

Even though I am a seasoned teacher, I am still improving my knowledge of my students every day. I am taking two courses ONLINE: "A Framework for Understanding Poverty" and "Strategies for Reaching At-Risk Students in the High School Setting."

One thing is for certain: a good teacher can never know their students TOO well!

That's why I am hoping to build my own knowledge so I can continue to aid my students in the best way possible. These classes will help me build historical knowledge and practical application to my high school ELA classes.

Mrs. Gifford
Grades 9-12

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graduate level professional development courses • Teacher's Learning Center $425.00 2 $850.00

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