Innovating Within Walls by Romelia Jiménez-Garza, Spring Branch Education Foundation verified non-profit

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Launched Apr 04, 2017
Ends Sep 21, 2017
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Category: Technology
Class Size: 21
Grade: 4th 

With these funds I will...

give each student an opportunity to have a device to complement their learning by using a variety of 2.0 tools to personalize their learning. My students have the understanding that data drives their daily goals and the selection of the software or web-based lessons to target learning objectives. They also participate in a workshop schedule to access math, reading, writing, word study, science, and social studies online lessons. I would also for my students to submit paperless assignments within our blended classroom. So, with the addition of chrome books, the students would have access to lessons throughout the day to meet their daily goals, and I would get immediate feedback to monitor and adjust their lessons.

My students also collaborate in project/passion based learning throughout the year, and their curiosity drives them into creating blueprints to improve or create products, places, or systems. I would like to give them the opportunity to make those 'blueprints’ a reality by giving them access to a tinkering section with flexible seating to accommodate a learning space within our classroom.

My students deserve these resources because they have learned to make good choices on how to meet their goals, whether they access their learning through research, books, small group lessons, or online platforms. They have pride in their learning. Lastly, my students have empowered me to take time to write grants and allocate funds to purchase what they need so they can continue to be engaged in their learning. 

Therefore, I would like to purchase the following items:

5 chrome books = $300 each

1 drafting table = $100

5 stools (adjustable height) = $99 each 

5 Kore chairs 18 inch = $79.99 each

1 classroom divider = $240

If we do not meet our goal...

1 drafting table as my first priority, I will continue to write grants to meet  my students' needs.

Romelia Jiménez-Garza

4th grade bilingual teacher, Spring Branch Education Foundation

I'm currently working with 4th grade English language learners in a bilingual classroom. I have been serving an economically disadvantaged community for the last 27 years. I enjoy interviewing kids so that I can personalize their lessons.I strive on transforming my classroom and pedagogy to be an effective teacher for our future leaders.

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The Spring Branch Education Foundation is committed to helping Spring Branch ISD realize its mission: to provide every student a quality education in a safe environment. Who is the Spring Branch Education Foundation?
The Spring Branch Education Foundation was founded in 1993 to create voluntary financial support for Spring Branch ISD and to support its mission of quality education. The Foundation provides donors with a vehicle for making approved, tax-deductible gifts to SBISD. In 20 years, the Foundation has raised over $8,000,000, and has received a Houston Business Promise Award from the Greater Houston Partnership.

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