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Mrs. Chandler from Las Cruces NM is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Turn the Engagement Up at RCA

I need professional development at the Ron Clark Academy to set my teaching on fire!

  • $1,630 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We're a very active Kindergarten. Students are always on the move to centers and guided reading or math groups to learn the standards we are trying to cover and keep them engaged. We love to use technology in centers and guided groups, as well as in our thematic units.

I have a classroom with students ranging from Kindergarten in abilities below grade level to above.

We have a wide range of abilities which need major differentiation. The wonderful thing about my class is that students can work at their own ability level. I do not like to limit my students to what is taught at their grade level. On the other hand, I have students who are working at a slower pace. We are working on being good leaders in our community by learning manners and treating others with kindness.

My Project

I need to attend the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. I need to learn how to better engage my kindergarten students with the passion the educators have at that school. I need to find ways to up the rigor and captivate the minds of my students. I have seen these educators set the fire under their students and push them to greatness. I want to learn how to turn up my students' engagement as well by learning and observing these educators.

This professional development will be life changing for me and my students.

Please help me get there and make a huge impact on my community and being a teacher that makes a difference in the lives of my students.

Mrs. Chandler
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 23 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Component Company Total
Lodging Atlanta Lodging $200.00
Activity Ron Clark Academy $925.00
Food Atlanta dining $60.00
Transportation Southwest Airlines $150.00

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