TEACHER TO TEACHER/SCHOOL TO SCHOOL ANNUAL IDEA EXPO


Twenty-three years and counting! Educators from Polk and Hardee Counties are invited to attend the annual Teacher to Teacher/School to School Connection IDEA Expo to learn about innovative classroom program ideas. The T2T/S2S Idea Expo takes place every fall. Fourteen new Developers joined previous Developers to share winning classroom ideas that enhance learning for students at this year’s Idea Expo. Save the date: 2019 Idea Expo is set for October 8. 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. Attending the IDEA 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. Adapter and Developer grant applications will open after the 2019 Idea Expo.

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 shannan.combee@polk-fl.net.

Sponsor Brochure 2019-2020

2018-2019 IDEA Catalog

Developer Grants are currently closed.

Adapter Grants are currently closed.

Thank You to Sponsors, Vendors & Door Prize Contributors!

Vendor Booths at 2018 Expo:

City of Lakeland – Lakes and Stormwater Division, National Louis University, Saint Leo University, Skate World, and Teacher Created Materials

Program Sponsors

Badcock Home Furniture & More, Consortium of Florida Education Foundations, Hardee Education Foundation, Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc., Rays Foundation and Wells Fargo.

Consortium of Florida Education Foundations
Hardee Education Foundation Logo
Publix Super Markets Charities
Rays Foundation logo
Wells Fargo

Thank You to the following businesses for the door prize and goodie bag donations!

Badcock & More, Cobb Theater, Florida Museum of Natural History, Publix, Sonny’s North Lakeland, Walmart, & many more!

Photos from the IDEA Expo