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Mrs. Barnett from Terre Haute IN is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Teachers are Lifelong Learners

Teacher professional development: I need professional development books, as well as a laptop, to enable me to provide differentiated learning for my students throughout the school day. <profdevpilot>

  • $997 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think. ~ Albert Einstein

I have been teaching kindergarten at a Title One school for the past two years.

I love my job and adore my students. Kindergarten has been my favorite grade to teach because, in my opinion, you can see the most growth. I have had students who in August could not recognize any letters. By the end of the year, they were reading fluently. My students come in each day excited and ready to learn. I want to create an environment where all my students needs are being met, regardless of their ability levels.

My Project

I am requesting professional development books to aide in differentiating my lessons for my students. I have 22 students learning at nearly as many levels. These books will assist me in differentiating my reading and math centers so no child is left out. There are times that I feel like students are not fully engaged, and these texts will help me with planning that will involve each of my students, regardless of their academic level. I want all of my students needs to be met. I am also requesting a laptop. This laptop will be used to take notes during professional development meetings and to create lesson plans, utilizing the information on differentiation I will have learned through the professional development books. I will also use the laptop to create graphs and charts of my students progress throughout the year. The students will be able to see and track their progress as the year advances.

My students learn at so many different levels.

This project will provide insight on how I can better serve those students who I feel I am "missing" during our lessons and center time. By utilizing the professional development texts, I will be able to differentiate my lessons and centers more effectively. I will be able to reach each one of my students. Graphing and charting their progress is a great motivator not just for me as their teacher, but for the individual student and their parents.

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Mrs. Barnett
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP ENVY 15t i7-4710HQ Quad Core Notebook Laptop PC • Amazon $739.88 1 $739.88
Differentiation at Work, K-5: Principles, Lessons, and Strategies • Amazon $34.22 1 $34.22
How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, 2nd Edition (Professional Development) • Amazon $18.43 1 $18.43
How to use Differentiation in the Classroom: The Complete Guide (How to...Great Classroom Teaching Series) (Volume 3) • Amazon $12.71 1 $12.71

Materials cost

$805.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$847.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.53

Total project goal

$996.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$996.85

2 Donors

-$60.00

Donations toward project cost

-$51.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.00

Matching donations from our partners

-$936.85

Match offers toward project cost

-$796.32

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$140.53

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$0.00

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