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Mrs. Davenport from Charlotte NC is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Success in Science Begins With Me!

Teacher Professional Development: I need a Microsoft Surface and cover in addition to a variety of science and technology professional readings to deepen my level of content knowledge so that my students get the best teacher daily!<profdevpilot>

  • $980 goal

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My Students

Do you get excited about books relating to your profession? My favorite thing to read about is teaching. I have many colleagues who feel the same way.

I attended Belmont Abbey College and Gardner Webb University graduating with my Masters Degree in Elementary Education in 2013.

I have worked in the field of education for 20 plus years with the last four of them as a 5th grade teacher of science. During my 20 years of experience I have worked in a Title I school with varying degrees of students.

My Project

I am requesting a variety of books relating to science and technology as well as a Microsoft Surface to use during professional development sessions. These books will be available for teachers at my school to read and use to improve their practice. Some of these books are ones that I have read in the past and others are ones that I want to read. I am very passionate about what I do and I am always looking to learn something new. I think that having a collection like this in our science and technology area will be inspiring for many of the teachers at our school.

This project is important because a motivated teacher is a great teacher.

I am even more motivated to learn more about how to improve my teaching. I am hungry for more information and need the resources to provide us with it.

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Mrs. Davenport
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Microsoft Surface 2 Tablet - Windows RT 8.1, 10.6" 1920x1080 1080P LCD Touchscreen, Front and Rear Camera Office RT 2013 Included -Refurbished (32G) • Amazon $319.00 1 $319.00
Microsoft Surface Type Cover 2 (Black) • Amazon $95.00 1 $95.00
Picture-Perfect Science Lessons - Expanded 2nd Edition: Using Children's Books to Guide Inquiry, 3-6 - PB186E2 • Amazon $37.76 2 $75.52
Blended Learning in Grades 4-12: Leveraging the Power of Technology to Create Student-Centered Classrooms • Amazon $35.45 1 $35.45
Crucial Accountability: Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior, Second Edition ( Paperback) • Amazon $11.60 3 $34.80
More Picture Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children's Books to Guide Inquiry, K-4 (PB186X2) • Amazon $34.16 1 $34.16
Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works, 2nd Edition • Amazon $26.22 1 $26.22
Activities Linking Science With Math, K-4 (PB236X) • Amazon $25.67 1 $25.67
Activities Linking Science With Math, 5-8 (PB236X2) • Amazon $22.32 1 $22.32
Teach Like a Pirate: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator • Amazon $19.92 1 $19.92
Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day • Amazon $17.38 1 $17.38
Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Kids: (and the rest of your class, too!) • Amazon $13.45 1 $13.45

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