Bringing Innovation to Your Classroom

The 2021-2022 Innovation Grant is Coming Soon.

Get your application ready. Think big. Think outside of the box.

Learn How to Apply

Professional Development

Dive deep into a learning area or strategy you wish to bring to your school with the Lean into Learning grant.

Attend a Writing Workshop

New to proposal writing or are you rethinking a previous application? Join a writing workshop for help.

Start Writing Your Grant Early

Check out the application, questions, and required information in advance so you have plenty of time to prepare.

Professional Development

Dive deep into a learning area or strategy you wish to bring to your school with the Lean into Learning grant.

Attend a Writing Workshop

New to proposal writing or are you rethinking a previous application? Join a writing workshop for help.

Start Writing Your Grant Early

Check out the application, questions, and required information in advance so you have plenty of time to prepare.

Our Mission

With a keen eye on underserved schools and communities, the
Innovative Technology Education Fund seeks to accelerate learning in
K-12 spaces through the innovative uses of technology.

TOTAL
AWARDS

$399,979

GRANT
REQUESTS

134

EDUCATORS BENEFITTED

1,328

SCHOOL
DISTRICTS

65

More than $3 Million in Grants to St. Louis area Schools

“While virtual learning has presented some unique challenges to education, we have also been pleasantly surprised by some unexpected benefits this year. ITEF has allowed us to provide an equitable learning environment for our students. With the return to school, we will be able to pilot this program as it was originally intended so we are grateful for this partnership.” 
– 
Shannon S., Hazelwood East High School

+400 Professional Development Grants Awarded

“I had the opportunity to virtually attend the Institute for Personalized Learnings National Convening with the benefit of the Lean Into Learning 2020 grant funded by ITEF.  My mind was bursting with ideas that I couldn’t wait to get on paper, share with others, and begin implementing in my classroom.”
  – Sarah B., MOSAIC Elementary

Latest News

Innovative Community Partnership:  September 2021

K-3 Forder educator and ITEF grant recipient Amanda Wyatt shared this update: All because of our wonderful connection with ITEF, Forder has continued to foster relationships within the community. The match-up with our mentor from Boeing has been amazing. Our mentor...

Innovative Reading Suggestions for Educators

Because we are always seeking different perspectives on innovation and what innovation in K-12 education could look like, ITEF invited former board member and current emeritus board member, Robert Cole, Ph.D to share with us his picks for books on the subject of...

Lean into Learning 2021

ITEF awarded sixteen grants worth $48,148 to Lean into Learning educators who chose inspiring and innovation-related activities to deepen their professional growth.  Although travel was limited by Covid-19, educators hosted virtual learning sessions that deepened...