DonorsChoose: Double Your Impact on PD Projects

Starting October 18, 2017, your professional development project can come to life at half the cost thanks to matched donations from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation! Recognizing that teachers need access to continuing education so that they can be effective educators, the Gates Foundation is thrilled to support professional development opportunities and looks forward to hearing about teachers’ experiences. When teachers invest in their development, they help to create student-ready schools.

Here’s how to qualify:

  • You’re a full-time public school educator who spends at least 75% of the day directly working with students.
  • Create a professional development project by clicking Professional Development on the HI screen.
  • Request the resources or experiences you need to develop your craft as an educator.
  • Everything you request in this project should directly benefit you as an educator, rather than be used in the classroom instructionally.
  • Keep your total project goal under $1200, including all taxes, fees, shipping, and the suggested donation to support DonorsChoose.org.

Learn more at DonorsChoose.org.

Casita Institute

Want to travel to Guatemala and improve your Spanish? Spend three weeks at our partner language school taking one-on-one classes and stay with a local family! Don’t worry about planning your travels – our full itinerary includes all travel details and daily excursions to interesting and beautiful places. All expenses are included, apart from flights.

Casita Institute exposes educators to the realities of life in Latin America and builds their linguistic proficiency through travel, intensive language instruction, and total immersion to foster empathy, promote meaningful connections with students and their families, and ignite a desire to explore the world.

For more information, visit www.casitainstitute.org.