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Mrs. Shannon Baxter from Folcroft PA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Traveling To Teach My Heart Out

I need to attend the Teach Your Heart Out Conference to learn strategies about using literature to promote a positive school and classroom culture and teaching for diversity.

  • $1,143 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is filled with 24 eager-to-learn second-grade children who are interested in the world around them. We are a public school located outside of Philadelphia. We are a 1-8 building with 100% free breakfast and lunch. All of our children receive breakfast and lunch at school.

My students are always questioning the world around them.

Their minds are sponges constantly looking for answers. Some go home after school with no help for homework; others yearn for someone to read with at night.

My Project

As I end my school year in June 2019, it will be a time to reflect, refresh and prepare for the new school year. However, I have BIG PLANS to learn innovative strategies by attending the Teach Your Heart Out Conference setting sail on June 21 for four days and three nights! During this conference, I will spend days full of professional development as well as visit the Sandilands Primary School in the Bahamas.

Throughout these days, I will be learning and growing in ways that will enhance the learning experience for my students.

Breakout sessions will include learning ways to incorporate literacy into classroom communities and to create safe and comfortable environments where literacy teaches the foundation of school community and culture. Student-led strategies and peer-to-peer teachings will be investigated and modeled for us to try back in our home schools in September. We will be visiting the Sandilands Primary School where we will grow in our learning of teaching diverse students. I will be able to adapt our lessons at home to accommodate our ESL students. I will be trained on techniques that prepare me for meaningful, motivating and cutting-edge strategies that will allow for creative learning within my classroom. Throughout this professional development, I will be better prepared for promoting community and making connections with my students. I will learn about student-led lessons, collaboration, and innovative play for my second-grade students. In addition, I will walk away refreshed, excited, and inspired to start the new school year in September and it will only be June! This will allow me ample time for planning and preparing to bring these strategies to life and into my new classroom.

Mrs. Shannon Baxter
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Teach Your Heart Out $927.43

Trip cost

$927.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$971.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$171.41

Total project goal

$1,142.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,142.75

3 Donors

-$871.37

Donations toward project cost

-$740.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$130.70

match offer

-$271.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$230.67

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.71

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$0.00

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