I'm Mr. Brown. I am a Wall Street convert working in Bridgeport Public Schools. The education of children is my passion and vocation. I am the only mainstream Language Arts teacher for the 7th grade at Cesar A Battala school. 100% of students at our school receive free and/or reduced lunch. Our school feeds the students breakfast, ensuring that they are physically ready to focus. My students don't have much, but they are bright and eager to learn. This particular group of students are some of the bravest and strongest human beings I have ever met.
My classroom is special because I bring a wealth of real world knowledge and experience to every story I teach. My students in turn bring diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences to enrich our classroom. I don't just teach Language Arts, I act as a role model of how to dress, act, and communicate in a professional manner.
My classroom library has grown to over 500 volumes. Students have constant access to reading material which they are trusted to borrow and return with no due dates or late fees.
Teaching writing is difficult without the computers we need. The students' ability to communicate in writing is behind their peers in other districts. The gap can be bridged with the level of individualized instruction available with access to Chromebook technology. I am trained in the Columbia Writer's Workshop model and I have taught over 300 students. Access to computers will directly impact our ability to combat the achievement gap. Chromebooks would be used for SRBI, virtual writing conferences, Kahoots, NewsELA, CommonLit, and Google Classroom to name just a few applications.
With a vibrant classroom library and a full set of Chromebooks, these students will have a more equitable chance to catch up. I have ensured an endless supply of reading material, we need your help acquiring the necessary technology to teach writing.
We currently have 13 Chromebooks for classes of up to 28.
$200 per Chromebook x 15 Chromebooks
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