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Mrs. Franceschi-Chavez from Los Angeles CA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Teachers Go to Summer School Too!

I need to attend the Harvard School of Education Project Zero Classroom to further my teaching craft towards making my students thinking deeper and visible.

  • $1,170 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a vibrant and energetic bunch. Our school is located in a low socio-economic area of Los Angeles, where the students don't have many opportunities for experiential learning outside of the classroom walls. We are a bilingual program. We cater primarily to families who are English learners and we strive to keep their culture and language alive.

In a neighborhood where resources are scarce, any support is bound to make a massive impact in the lives and learning of these students.

Because many of my students are English Learners, we work diligently to equip and prepare them for the rigor of the Common Core and to have the ability to express themselves in an academic and engrossing manner. My students work very hard to think, process, explain, and elaborate while working towards mastering two languages! They are AMAZING!

My Project

The funding for this project will allow me to attend the Harvard Project Zero Classroom conference. This conference will allow me to learn from other colleagues and professionals, while equipping me with the strategies to encourage active thinking in all aspects of learning for my students.

As my students have been working towards navigating the rigorous standards of the changing times, my big emphasis is on making them more aware of their thinking processes.

By attending this workshop, I will develop new approaches towards helping my students remain engaged while falling in love with learning and to explore their thinking as they engage with different texts in reading. I will also gain strategies from other professionals to help my students plan out and strengthen their thinking for writing and mathematics.

The strategies I gain from this workshop will allow me to differentiate my planning in order to give my English learners and students with learning struggles more support to express their thinking and concept developments.

Mrs. Franceschi-Chavez
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 30 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Harvard Project Zero Classroom $950.00

Trip cost

$950.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$994.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$175.46

Total project goal

$1,169.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,169.71

3 Donors

-$542.94

Donations toward project cost

-$532.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.20

match offer

-$542.96

Match offer toward project cost

-$461.52

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.44

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$83.81

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$0.00

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