Educators from Polk and Hardee Counties were invited to learn about innovative classroom program ideas during the 2012 Teacher to Teacher/School to School Connection IDEA Expo. Held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Nora Mayo Hall in Winter Haven, 70+ teachers 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. 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 5, 2013 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 click here to contact via email.
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