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Mrs. Toomer from Hyattsville MD is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Summer Learning At It's Finest!

I need to attend the Pathfinders Summer Institute this summer to learn various STREAM skills to bring back to my wonderful students.

  • $2,422 goal

This project expired on June 2, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class is filled with 21 eager students who love working together to complete various tasks. We are one big happy family who is responsible for each other's learning and care.

Our school is home to a large population of English language learner students (92%) and is a Title I school.

My students face many challenges while living in a new country and attempting to learn a new language. My goal is to make their transition as smooth as possible in hopes of preparing them for great achievement.

My Project

I am requesting funding for a 5-day summer Professional Development workshop called Pathfinders Summer Institute in Bloomington, Indiana. At the Pathfinders Summer Institute, I will be able to learn to code, create Makerspace activities, and collaborate with experts and educators from around the world. Coding, programming, and Makerspace lab integrate creativity, collaboration, team building, math, and computing education to enable equitable access to and success in both subjects for all students in grades K-12. I will teach the components learned during the summer when the next school year begins.

By attending Pathfinders Summer Institute, I will be able to bring computer science and programming, and Makerspace activities into my elementary school for grades K-6.

This opportunity would make a difference in the lives of many students by allowing them to critically explore how technology is changing our lives and being used in every part of them. Special thanks to Infosys Foundation USA for coordinating this event.

Mrs. Toomer
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 350 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Pathfinders Summer Institute $1,998.00

Trip cost

$1,998.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$29.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,057.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$363.17

Total project goal

$2,421.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,421.14

2 Donors

-$1,210.56

Donations toward project cost

-$1,028.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$181.58

match offer

-$1,210.58

Match offer toward project cost

-$1,028.99

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$181.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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