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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...

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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...

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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...

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Catapult 2020

ITEF awarded a total of $225,038.46 to eight area schools, ranging from $22,073.74 to $30,000.00. These competitive grants are provided to allow schools in our region to obtain basic technology and level the playing field for students K-12. DeSoto School District...

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Lean into Learning 2020

ITEF awarded twenty-eight grants worth $77,487.55 to Lean into Learning educators who chose inspiring and innovation-related activities to deepen their professional growth.  Although travel was limited by Covid-19, many educators hosted virtual learning sessions that...

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Art of the Possible 2020 Postponed

At the core of ITEF’s mission are people: educators and young learners. Therefore, we have to consider the health and wellness of our innovators, would-be-innovators, and students.We feel that in order to thwart opportunities for the virus to spread, we must...

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Catapult 2019

ITEF awarded a total of $158,205 to seven area schools, ranging from $12,375 to $29,923. These competitive grants are provided to allow schools in our region to obtain basic technology and level the playing field for students K-12. Carr Lane Visual and Performing Arts...

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Visting an Art Teacher

In November of this year, Alex Heyl and Nikita Depue utilized their Professional Development grant for the Creative Arts and Character Development Event. Alex created a blog to share their experience: Why did We choose this Professional Development experience? Nikita...

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