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Ms. Finn from Chicago IL is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Using Scratch to Introduce My Students to Programming!

I need to attend the Pathfinders Institute in Bloomington, IN.

  • $2,422 goal

This project expired on June 2, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Being allowed to attend the Pathfinders Institute will help me learn the Scratch program inside out so that I can, in turn, facilitate my students into becoming confident with Scratch programming.

My students deserve every opportunity to help them develop into productive, energetic 21st Century learners.

Computer programmers are in extremely high demand today, and I want my students to have doors open to them because of their strong programming background. Obtaining a successful career is an important step in building a full life as adults!

My Project

When I return from the Pathways conference with multitudinous new ideas and lessons, my students will strongly benefit from all the wonderful things I have received as a result of attending the conference. One of the activities that I will do is during my anti-bullying unit. The students will develop their own bullying scenario using Scratch. They will code the scenario with a viable solution that would be something that they could use if ever involved in a bullying situation.

With all of the amazing new and exciting ideas that I will receive as a result of having attended the conference, I will be able to further motivate my students in the areas of computer programming.

I want to give them every opportunity to be successful in their future. It is vitally important to expose my students to programming languages to better prepare them as 21st Century learners.areers.

Ms. Finn
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 600 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Pathfinders Summer Institute $1,998.00

Trip cost

$1,998.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$29.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,057.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$363.17

Total project goal

$2,421.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,421.14

2 Donors

-$1,210.56

Donations toward project cost

-$1,028.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$181.58

match offer

-$1,210.58

Match offer toward project cost

-$1,028.99

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$181.59

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$0.00

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