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2013 Teacher to Teacher/School to School Connection Idea Expo was held October 22!


Educators from Polk and Hardee Counties were invited to learn about innovative classroom program ideas during the 2013 Teacher to Teacher/School to School Connection IDEA Expo. THe T2T/S2S Idea Expo was held Tuesday, October 22 at Nora Mayo Hall in Winter Haven. Over 70 current and previous Developers shared winning classroom ideas that enhance learning for students in the Central Florida area.

The Expo, held each year, is open to PreK-8th grade educational stakeholders to drop in between 3:30-6:30 pm. The admission is free, refreshments are served and door prizes awarded. Vendors from area businesses will also be present to highlight perks for educators. The event is held each year by the Polk Education Foundation through partnerships with the Hardee Education Foundation and local businesses.

All classrooms and schools can benefit from additional funding and the Expo makes it possible for teachers in grades PreK-8 to apply for Adapter Grants which provide the supply money to replicate a program exhibited at the Expo.The Adapter Grant deadline is November 15, 2013. Should a teacher have an innovative idea of their own and wish to apply for a developer grant, they could be awarded as much as $600 for a classroom grant or $1,000 for a School grant, if chosen. The Developer Grant deadline is April 2, 2014 for classroom/school grants.

For more details or to become a personal or business sponsor of this event – contact Shannan Combee, Program Director, Teacher to Teacher/School to School Connection, Polk Education Foundation, 1530 Shumate Drive, Bartow, Florida 33830, 863.534-0803 or .

Thank You to Vendors & Door Prize Contributors!

Vendor Booths coming to the 2013 Expo!

Dixon Ticonderoga, Explorations V, FDLRS, Geico, Grand Canyon University, Lintor Make A Book, Polk County Reading Council, Polk Education Association, Southeastern Univerisity, Teacher's Exchange, University of Phoenix, and Wells Fargo

Program Sponsors

Wells Fargo, Publix Supermarket Charities, Geico, and Consortium of Florida Education Foundations

Wells Fargo Publix Supermarket Charities Geico CFEF

Thank You to the Following Businesses for Door Prize and Goodie Bag Donations!

Polk Museum of Art, Burger 21, Bank of America, Supior Car Wash, Chalet Suzanne, Scholastic, Bok Tower & many more!

Photos from the IDEA Expo

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