Coaching Teachers through Hands On Integration

The Description

With these funds I will purchase an Apple iPad Air, an Apple Pen, and a case. I will also add protection plans for the iPad and Pen. 

When I left the classroom, I had to leave all of my technology in the classroom, which is perfectly understandable. However, I cannot train staff on current best practice in the area of technology integration without a similar device. With the iPad, I will be able to train the teachers I coach on how to use the devices they have in the teachers' classrooms for creativity, collaborative work in groups, developing critical thinking skills, and enhancing the students communication skills. These are soft skills which are difficult to teach, but through hands on activities and creative projects, students practice them in a more natural setting.

I would greatly appreciate your help and support in this project. 

Thank you!

Gloriann

 

Back Up Plan

If I do not reach my goal I will purchase an iPad with less memory and not purchase an Apple Pen. We are moving away from Smart Boards in our classrooms, which are interactive. The pens make it much easier to write on the iPad when using as an interactive whiteboard. A stylus would work, just not with as much precision.

Fundraiser Updates (2)

gloriannheikes@gmail.com

December 6, 2019

Thank you for your investment in my project! At this time, my district is able to find funding for the equipment I needed, so your generous donations will be returned to you. Your generosity will never be forgotten! I am assured by PledgeCents that the process will take 3-5 business days after they are able to start on Monday, Dec. 9th. 

Thank you again for your kindness and generosity! It warms my heart to know you care about me, my community and my mission to support teachers in their classrooms!

Gloriann

gloriannheikes@gmail.com

December 4, 2019

I am THRILLED! My project won the PledgeCents #GivingTuesday contest for the most Facebook posts yesterday!! Thank you to everyone who invested in my project, shared my Facebook posts, and supported my efforts in any way! I appreciate your help and cheering for me so much!

Comments (1)

PledgeCents Team December 5, 2019

Congratulations on winning the $500 prize during our #GivingTuesday Contest! Keep up the great work :)

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About the Creator

I am an instructional coach (Q Comp) in Hutchinson, MN. Before this, I taught 20 years in the K-1 classroom setting. Technology was a big part of my classroom, as I piloted a 21st Century classroom for the past four years. I enjoy learning new teaching techniques through the teachers I coach, Twitter and conferences I attend. My philosophy is that we are better together. Learning needs to be shared.