DonorsChoose.org makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and the community can give any amount to the project that they would like to provide.
Mrs. Kovach, a teacher at Mooney Elementary School in Cleveland, Ohio, was looking for a way to continue Formative Loop with her class. She used the Free Trial last year and wanted to start the year off with her students.
She describes her class like this,
“We are an inner-city classroom in a large, urban district in Ohio. My class is an eclectic mix of students who are bilingual, over-age, accelerated, regular ed. and/or with special needs. Their academic abilities are as diverse as their personalities.”
We spoke to her about the process, and it’s simple:
- Sign up at www.donorschoose.org
- Learn about their "Special requests" projects (you will need to qualify first) here
- Work with us to get an accurate quote for your class needs
- Enter a compelling pitch for your classroom. You can use her excellent example here as a template: Formative Loop Doubled our Math Skills, Let's Loop Again!
- Reach out to local businesses who might be willing to help. Kovach received much of her funding from Staples office supplies store!
Investing in your students is a cause that many in your community might be willing to help with, and DonorsChoose makes it easy.
Mrs. Kovach sees Formative Loop as an important part of her classroom. She says,
“The kids love the challenge and the way it is individually tailored to their level…every day the kids notice something that they learned to master from Formative Loop that helps them in class.”
Big thanks to Staples for funding the Formative Loop math program for the students of Mooney Elementary in Ohio!