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Acer 11" Chromebook for Classrooms - Touchscreen 32GB - refreshed, $1020.00, 0.00% raised
Acer 11" Chromebook for Classrooms - Touchscreen 32GB - refreshed Rank:
Single Unit Why I need this:
Keep students engaged It's green-less paper use! Close the achievement gap- https://edpolicy.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/scope-pub-using-technology-report.pdf
Quantity: 12 Price: $85.00

Luxor Laptop, Chromebook, Tablet Charging Cart for 12,18 or 24 Devices, Black Rank:
12 slot Why I need this:
Keep Chromebooks charged to: keep students engage use less paper close the achievement gap - https://edpolicy.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/scope-pub-using-technology-report.pdf
Quantity: 1 Price: $429.00

XYZPrinting da Vinci 1.0 3D Classroom Printer Rank:
Single Unit Why I need this:
Cross-curricular units- my students have a unit in ELA all about the adolescent brain. I would love to create a brain to tie into my Science lessons for them to have a concrete example. Models- create scientific models and prototypes of the engineer design solutions
Quantity: 1 Price: $399.00

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 Brandi Sawyers has added the lesson plan Nature of Science, Like a Scientist Aug 05, 2017

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Ms. Brandi Sawyers
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ACE Empower Academy Charter
Class Information:
Room Number: 14
Students per Class: 36
Class Description:
My students are are proud to be 1st generation of language learners, collegebound, and barrier breakers. They are, primarily, from lower income neighborhoods who qualify for free/reduced lunch, with limited experiences outside of their neighborhood, much less the city. They crave knowledge and always want to learn more but learn in non-traditional ways. Often the classroom is a place of struggle and frustration. They want to be successful and creative as they explore new ideas and new places.
Lead Teacher
We need technology! Paper, pencils, and textbooks do not meet the learning styles of my students. They are, mostly, visual learners who enjoy seeing the lesson unfold right before their eyes. Tablets and Chromebooks will connect my students to the world and give them access to engaging online activities.
My Philosophy:
"There are five important things for living a successful and fulfilling life: never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning." ~Roy T. Bennett
Personal Information:
About Me:
In July 2015, I relocated North Carolina to California to continue teaching our future scientists. I spent 2 years teaching all subjects in 2nd grade, but found the joy in the crazy that is middle school. So, I earned my certification to teach grades 7-12 in Science. As a middle school teacher, I have taught Science, History, and Health Education in grades 6th-8th.
College and Degrees:
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (K-6) with a concentration in English Communications from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Certificationto teach grades 7-9 in Science
Favorite Books:
My love for reading includes books ranging from comic books to teen dystopian novels to contemporary to unfamiliar playwrights.
Favorite Quotes:
"There are five important things for living a successful and fulfilling life: never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning." ~Roy T. Bennett
Reading, hiking, movies, my dog
Why Do I Teach?:
I decided at 7 years I wanted to change the world! I played “teacher” every afternoon, with my stuffed animals learning everything I had that day. From 7 years old until I graduated from college, I took advantage of every opportunity that allowed me the ‘teacher experience’; I helped my aunt in her classroom, volunteered as a teacher assistant during Summer School, and participated as a Teacher Cadet in high school. I graduated from college and knew changing the world of one student who have a ripple effect of good in the world. I LOVE learning and want to share knowledge. I want to inspire conversations, build confidence, and nurture diverse thinkers- foster a love of learning. I enjoy being a part of a community that develops the future. Grow every one, every day.
Percent of Students are:
     White/Caucasian : 1 %
     Hispanic: 98 %
     Asian: 1 %
Free/Reduced Lunch Program Enrollment:: 93 %
ESL Enrollment:: 55 %
Average number of students in class:: 33 students
Number of students I teach:: 120 students