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Bringing Hands-on STEM Experiences to Life

Alex Fagundez with DonorsChoose


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This session aired at ScIC7 Science is Cool Virtual Unconference on Thursday, October 28, 2021.

Has your STEM budget ever limited the cool, hands-on science lessons you could bring to life in your classroom? Learn how to bring your wildest, most engaging, and fun science experiences to life with the support of the donor community on DonorsChoose, the leading education crowdfunding non-profit for K-12 public school teachers.

DonorsChoose staff member (and former science teacher) Alex Fagundez and three science teachers discuss how teachers across the country use DonorsChoose to fund the materials they need to bring science to life.

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Alex Fagundez Teacher Success Manager | DonorsChoose

Alex Fagundez taught elementary school in Newark, NJ before joining the DonorsChoose Team. Her work as the DonorsChoose Teacher Success Manager focuses on making sure that teachers have access to the funding they need, without paying out of their own pockets. When she’s not in the office, find her hiking, camping, kayaking, or adoring her one-eyed pitbull, Lucy.

Rachel Lytle Chemistry and Biology Teacher | Fiorello H. Laguardia High School

Monique Dewar-Dituri Chemistry Teacher & Robotics Coach | Clifton High School

Tina Alcain Agriculture Teacher | Konawaena High School

Annalisa Chamberlain Technology/STEAM Teacher | César Chávez Middle School

Notes and Resources:

Step by step instructions on how to use DonorsChoose: 

Tina’s classroom on DonorsChoose. Email her at if you have any agricultural-related questions about their classroom!

Email Monique Dewar-Dituri at 



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