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Ms. Gathers from Charleston SC is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

WE CARE About Being Successful

Help me give my students twenty headphones, fifteen wireless mice and a projector in order for them to be successful in our technology based learning environment.

  • $696 goal

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My Students

I am the Program Director of WE CARE, an Alternative Education and Intervention Program. WE CARE is an Alternative Program for students in lieu of expulsion. WE CARE works to empower ninth through twelfth-grade students by creating alternative routes to education, change negative behavior and improve academic outcomes.

Most of my students have struggled academically and/or behaviorally in the traditional educational setting for years.

In working with my students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds, I gained firsthand knowledge of how trauma affects physical, social and emotional development and learning. This often results in my students trying, to the best of their ability, to re-enter the traditional academic setting on little sleep, little homework help, and reputations that proceed them.

Many of my students are working towards leadership skills, re-entering the traditional academic setting, early graduation, work study programs, or trade programs, and my goal is to help them successfully navigate those transitions.

My Project

We have a small classroom (half a trailer, in fact). My students have been removed from the traditional academic setting, thus they have also been removed from the typical technology and supports of most students. In an effort to help my students succeed, I use Social and Emotional Learning lesson plans. I have learned that my students remain more engaged when they have visual examples of our lessons. Unfortunately, with our old box TV, our classroom is unable to support the technology needed for them to view our lessons. The projector will allow us to utilize our walls and dry erase board as a viewing wall.

By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve and increase student attention and focus, but you will also ultimately help to increase their academic achievement.

With the introduction of new headphones and computer mice, my students will be able to listen to their virtual instructors and navigate their educational programs without malfunction. Currently, we only have three working mice and one set of headphones. In the WE CARE Program, computer based learning is the primary method in which my students obtain their education.

Ms. Gathers
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LG - PH150B 720p Wireless LCOS Projector - Black • Best Buy Education $314.99 1 $314.99
Staples 44900 Wireless Optical Mouse, Black, 5/Pack • Staples Advantage $49.99 3 $149.97
Verbatim Stereo Earphones Headphones, Black (99711) • Staples Advantage $2.59 20 $51.80

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