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Educators from Polk and Hardee Counties are invited to attend the annual Teacher to Teacher/School to School Connection IDEA Expo to network with other educators and learn about innovative classroom program ideas. The T2T/S2S Idea Expo takes place every fall. New Developers join previous Developers to share winning classroom ideas and best practices that enhance learning for students at this year's Idea Expo. The Expo is open to PreK-8th grade educational stakeholders to drop in between 3:30-6:30 PM and admission is FREE. Door prizes and light refreshments will be available. The event is hosted each year by the Polk Education Foundation and other local businesses.


Looking forward to the 2023 Teacher to Teacher Idea Expo whereAdmission is FREE!

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 of 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 $700 for a classroom grant or $1,200 for a school grant, if chosen.

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, 863-534-0519 X209 or[email protected]



Consortium of Florida Education Foundations, GEICO, Grand Canyon University, Publix Super Markets Charities, and the School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program.

GEICO Philanthropic Foundation Logo

Publix Super Markets Charities Logo

Grand Canyon University

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School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program logo

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

4Rivers Restaurant Group, Badcock Home Furniture & More, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Coco Key Resort, Firehouse Subs, Frescos Southern Kitchen, Fun Spot America, Joanne Fabric, MOSI, Orlando Family Stage, Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf, Publix, TreeUmph! Adventure Course, Zaxby’s & more!

Photos from the IDEA Expo

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