As school funding options continue to dwindle, how can teachers provide students with the resources necessary to help students learn? Teachers often turn to their own pockets to buy important classroom supplies and instructional materials for students. According to recent studies, the average teacher spends approximately $750 of their own money to fund their classroom needs each year. Join Matt Bergman as he discusses several strategies you can use to help save money and survive in the cash-strapped classroom. You will also walk away with a list of websites and additional resources to help you raise funds for your classroom.

Presented by Matt Bergman

Dr. Matt Bergman is an award-winning educator, blogger, and consultant from Lititz, PA. Matt has a rich K-12 and higher education background, serving in various roles, such as teacher, digital learning coach, and professional development leader.


  • Describe strategies that teachers can use to save money and survive in the cash-strapped classroom.
  • List a variety of websites and other resources that can help teachers raise funds for the classroom.

Special Technology Instructions


Participants will join a collaborative backchannel chat and discuss ideas for classroom funding to demonstrate their understanding of the session objectives and reflect on their learning.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate SimpleK12 Certificate of Completion

Learning Credits

CEU 0.50


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25 points
On course completion