Today's guest post comes from Lisa Brown, Learning Liaison at Cannon Elementary. You can follow Lisa on Twitter @Lisa_BrownGCISD or on her blog http://lisascoachingcorner.blogspot.com
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that allows teachers to a write project request in which anyone, individuals or corporations, can donate money to help meet the needs for public schools. Cannon has had numerous individual teachers as well as some teams participate in writing a Donors Choose. Recently, our kindergarten team funded a $1460 project to help create STEM labs for all Kindergarten classrooms. Their effort as a TEAM to ensure ALL students the opportunity to have quality manipulatives in their classrooms is commendable.
How it works:
You create a Donors Choose account. It walks you through the steps of writing up your proposal by sharing about your classroom, choosing what items you need and describing how they will impact your students. Once your project is approved it will be listed on the Donors Choose website and you can share your link via your newsletter and social media. The fun begins when you and your students can then track your donations as they are posted. Based on the fact that some donations may come from people that you do not know will foster rich conversation of the value of their education.
Once it is funded, Donors Choose processes your project by ordering your supplies and everything is delivered directly to your school without any additional steps from you!
Have you received a Donors Choose grant? Share your experience in the comments!