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Mrs. Compton from Santa Ana CA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

To Know or Not to Know NGSS

I need to build my professional library so that I can bring the latest and most current practices in science to my students.

  • $221 goal

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My Students

My students are wonderful, talented, and deserving young ladies and gentlemen. Approximately 60% of my students are English learners. Spanish, Vietnamese and Khmer are the most common languages spoken at home. Approximately 91% of my students are eligible for free and reduced-price meals.

My school strives to prepare every student for success and thus aims to prepare every student for college or career.

To get there, we are implementing college- and career-ready standards, developing and rolling out high-quality, standards-aligned curricular resources, and broadening our technology use.

My Project

I am on the curriculum design team for my district and I would love to be able to expand my knowledge of NGSS and how to implement it in the classroom. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) must be fully implemented in all district classrooms by 2019 and I want to make sure that my school does it properly and most effectively. Thus, I would love to be able to have the books listed in this project so that I can expand my knowledge of this new science curriculum.

Since I am our school's department chair and also part of our district's curriculum design team, your donation would not just be helping my classroom and my students, but potentially all the middle school classrooms for our district and thousands of students.

In order to be an effective teacher, you must become a student. I am constantly reviewing my own teaching and trying to find ways to expand my knowledge of the content I teach and the way in which I can teach it. My students deserve the best and thus I must strive to be the best teacher I can be. Unfortunately, professional development books are expensive... your help would be very much appreciated.

Mrs. Compton
Grades 6-8
Nearly all 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 800 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Eureka! Grade 3 5 Science Activities and Stories - PB423X1 • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
Inquiry-Based Science Activities in Grades 6-12: Meeting the NGSS • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Arguing From Evidence in Middle School Science: 24 Activities for Productive Talk and Deeper Learning • Amazon Business $30.98 1 $30.98
Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 3: Another 25 Formative Assessment Probes • Amazon Business $27.16 1 $27.16
STEM Labs for Middle Grades, Grades 5 - 8 • Amazon Business $9.21 1 $9.21

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