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Ms. McIlhenny from Coatesville PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student Led Conferences: Ownership in Education

Help me give my students binders for student led conferences. Our students are taking ownership of their learning and their education by putting together educational portfolios.

  • $384 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students from Coatesville are in 6th grade and this year we are focusing on collaboration and student led conferences.

Over 80% of the students in my school come from low-income families.

Our students tend to perform below-average on state tests and we are actively trying to change that.

Our students are hard-working, passionate, inquisitive students who are deeply committed to learning. We are teaching them to take ownership of their education and of their learning by having students participate in student led conferences with their parents and their teachers.

My Project

Our students are participating in student led conferences this year for the first time. The students are being asked to take ownership over their education by creating portfolios of work they are proud of. The students will collect work form all their classes and display the work in their binders (portfolios). The students will reflect on their education, set goals for themselves and rate their progress in their class.

The students will present their portfolios twice a year at conferences with their parents and their teachers.

We want our students to grow into self-sufficient, confident young people who can discuss their strengths and weaknesses and set goals for the future.

Ms. McIlhenny
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cardinal Economy 3-Ring Binders, 1", Round Rings, Holds 225 Sheets, ClearVue Presentation View, Non-Stick, White, Carton of 12 (90621) • Amazon Business $22.40 13 $291.20

Materials cost

$291.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$325.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.45

Total project goal

$383.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$383.02

7 Donors

-$374.20

Donations toward project cost

-$325.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.63

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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