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Ms. Metcalfe from Sparks NV is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

STEM- Introducing Python with Robotics

I need to attend this training so I can provide more robotics opportunities for my students.

  • $1,248 goal

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My Students

In a suburban neighborhood, in an average city our high hchool has an extremely diverse collection of students. The diversity is seen in ethnicity, learning styles and socio-economic status.

STEM cuts through all of those factors and has the ability to engage, excite and motivate students to be active members of the school community.

The number one application of STEM in our school is through robotics, programming and competition. Once students become involved in robotics- it open doors to so many STEM projects, classes and internships that they were not aware were an option until becoming a part of the team.

My Project

In the past, attending a training has filled my head with ideas that are transformed into action in the classroom. I have been coaching robotics for years but at this point, I can only offer help with design and fund raising. I hope that this training will provide me not only with the knowledge but also the practice in coding that I need to be a stronger coach who can also help with programming.

I plan to use the knowledge I gain from this professional development to revise the third quarter of my Energy Technologies class to include programming and robotics.

Due to lack of confidence in teaching students the coding portion of robotics, I have only offered it as extracurricular. I am looking forward to make it a part of the curriculum of my classes.

Ms. Metcalfe
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Trip package Pathfinders Institute: Firia Labs - Introducing Python with Robotics $1,015.00

Trip cost

$1,015.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,060.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$187.10

Total project goal

$1,247.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,247.32

1 Donor

-$415.76

Donations toward project cost

-$353.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.36

match offer

-$831.55

Match offer toward project cost

-$706.82

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$124.73

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$0.00

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