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2014 Teacher to Teacher/School to School Connection Idea Expo to be held November 6th!


Educators from Polk and Hardee Counties are invited to learn about innovative classroom program ideas during the 2014 Teacher to Teacher/School to School Connection IDEA Expo. The T2T/S2S Idea Expo is scheduled for Thursday, November 6 at Highland Park Church in Lakeland. 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 other 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 December 3, 2014. 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 March 20, 2015 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 .

Sponsor Brochure 2014-2015

Adapter Grants are due December 3, 2014.

**You must attend the 2014 Idea Expo to be eligible to apply.

T2T Adapter Grant application

S2S Adapter Grant application

Thank You to Vendors & Door Prize Contributors!

Vendor Booths at 2014 Expo:

Explorations V, FDLRS, Florida Southern Colege, Geico, Polk County Reading Council, Polk Education Association, Florida Southern oOllege, SunTrust, Teacher's Exchange, Wells Fargo, and Woodmen of the World

Program Sponsors

Sun Trust Foundation, Wells Fargo, Rays Foundation, Hardee Education Foundation, Consortium of Florida Education Foundations, Publix Supermarket Charities, and Geico

Wells Fargo Publix Supermarket Charities GeicoSun Trust FoundationRays FoundationCFEF

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

Publix, Chick-fil-A, Wells Fargo, Supior Car Wash, Target, Papa Johns, Advance Auto Parts, & many more!

Photos from the IDEA Expo

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