The Teacher to Teacher/School to School Connection seeks out teachers that have developed and successfully used innovative teaching practices in their classrooms. These teachers called “Developers” work with the Foundation over the course of a school year to first help produce the Idea Catalog of Excellence in which their program is highlighted, and then participate in the Idea Expo.
All PreK-8 teachers from Polk and Hardee Counties are invited to attend the Idea Expo to network with the Developers, learning more about their innovative practices. Developer Grants are worth $600- $400 as a gift to the teacher and $200 to be used for surplus classroom supplies. Starting in 2005, the School to School Program allows teachers to develop a grant that incorporates a school-wide initiative. If selected, the teacher and school receives $1,000- $800 for school supplies and a $200 gift.
The Teacher to Teacher/School to School Connection does not end there. The Foundation then provides the opportunity for teachers that have seen an idea that they would like to use in their own classrooms or schools to apply for the funds needed to purchase the necessary supplies. Potential Adapters may apply for up to $200 (Classroom) or $800 (School) to purchase supplies they need to implement a Developer’s program.
Congratulations to our 2013 Adapter Grant Recipients! Click Here to view the winners list.
Adapter Applications are currently closed.
Developer Applications due April 5, 2013