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Mrs. Brinkman from Indianapolis IN is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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TMEA Centennial Celebration!

I need lodging and transportation to attend the Centennial Anniversary of the Texas Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference.

  • $693 goal

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My Students

My school is a unique place with many ethnicities and countries represented and over 60 languages spoken. My school also is home to many students with special needs. We are a Title One school with 85% of our students on free and reduced lunch.

My students love to create and learn music from all over the world!

Every month we learn a new folk dance from a foreign country. We also use familiar nursery rhymes and folk songs from America to help them learn English. We have many classroom instruments from all of the world that we enjoy playing as well.

My classroom is also an Orff Schulwerk classroom, which means that my students use speech, singing, unpitched percussion instruments, barred percussion instruments, movement, and recorder to explore and create music.

My Project

I am excited to attend the Texas Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference in San Antonio, TX from February 13-15, 2020. This conference attracts over 30,000 music educators from all over the country and features many prominent clinicians in the field of music education.

I am most excited about learning new ideas to make music lessons more engaging for my students!

Since I am the only music educator in my building, attending this conference will allow me to see how other music teachers approach various concepts in their lessons and will inspire me to create new lessons for my students. I am also excited about having the opportunity to present a clinic at this year's convention. Attending this conference is not only a wonderful opportunity to learn from other world-class music educators, but also will allow me to share with my fellow music educators some ideas and lessons that I have found to be successful in the elementary music classroom.

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Mrs. Brinkman
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 500 students.

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Lodging Hotel in San Antonio, TX $400.00
Transportation Flight to San Antonio, TX $150.00

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