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We’re proud to support innovative approaches to teaching and learning through professional development. Innovation requires fresh thinking that will inspire excitement and curiosity in your classroom or school.

Professional Development

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

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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.









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

Seven Area Schools Receiving $160,843.07 in Grants from ITEF

St. Louis, MO. – The Innovative Technology Education Fund (ITEF) awarded $160,843.07 to seven area schools, grants ranging from $14,162 to $30,000. These competitive Catapult Grants allow schools in our region to obtain basic technology and elevate the technological...

Impact Report 2022

The Innovative Technology Education Fund Impact Report for 2022 is now available for download. Check it out >> ITEF-Impact-Report_2022Download