The Teacher, the UK, and the Donation
Check out my fundraiser. Click here for my GoFundMe page. I am trying to raise funds to help buy my airline ticket to England for a summer study abroad fellowship I was selected for.
Below is the narrative on my GoFundMe fundraiser page.
Help send me (Meg) to the UK.
I am a Special Education Language Arts teacher in North Carolina with 15 years teaching experience. I am going to England because I want to evolve with educational technology.
Students with learning disabilities often feel stupid; they are not. They just learn differently, technology embraces that. When actively engaged with technology, students with learning disabilities flourish.
When Thomas Edison was six years old his teacher sent the following note, “He is too stupid to learn.
I will be blogging and social media-ing on my own social media channels about my trip, as well as completing graduate level course work on our class Weebly website. You can follow my academic work in the course here: Surrey Teachers 2014.
This brings me to asking you for a donation to help me so I can help my students, (please with British Cheerio on top). The fellowship pays for lodging, some meals, and travel/entrance fees to some of the sites. I am asking for $1600 for my airline ticket and $400 for food allowance.
I don’t have a lot to offer here, but in exchange for your donation of $100 or more, I will dedicate a blog entry or social media post to you or your company on my social media channels. I have a social media Klout score of 44 and a Kred Influence score of 675 (out of 1,000) and a Kred Outreach Level of 7 (out of 12). I have an MA in Creative Writing and I'm pretty clever with a camera. You can view my work at memomuse, The Original Journal, and Community Kitchen. I am active on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Google+, Instagram, Talenthouse, and Pinterest.
To all that took the time to read this, whether you donate or not, Hope. Wish. Dream. Be.
Thank you for your support.
Hope. Wish. Dream. Be.