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Ms. Kessler from Lexington Park MD is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Teach Your Heart Out..in the Bahamas

I need funding to attend the Teach Your Heart Out Conference in the Bahamas!

  • $976 goal

This project expired on May 30, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students deserve the best from me each day. When I feel good, my students feel good. I set high expectations for my students. I want them to put their best foot forward. Many come from a diverse home environment such as poverty, divorce, or abuse so coming to school is an opportunity to escape. School is their home away from home.

My students are special because despite their struggles, their diversity is what brings us together.

We are able to connect with each other through our similarities and differences. We are a school family.

My Project

Two days of professional development are offered on this cruise. I will participate in sessions that include building a strong classroom community, engagement through music, creating a fun and safe learning environment, and learning which books to share in my classroom and integrate in my lessons. The final night of the cruise features an event with special guest, Gerry Brooks!

I am ready to Teach My Heart Out!

A conference like this will inspire me to implement ideas in my classroom I never thought were possible. I plan to return and share what I've learned with my colleagues. I always tell my students they can do anything they set their mind to. Getting to collaborate and travel will enhance my professional development.

Ms. Kessler
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Teach Your Heart Out Teacher Conference $787.43

Trip cost

$787.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$829.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$146.34

Total project goal

$975.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$975.58

9 Donors

-$487.79

Donations toward project cost

-$414.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.17

match offer

-$487.79

Match offer toward project cost

-$414.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.17

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$0.00

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