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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 $173,205.00 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...

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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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Lean into Learning 2019

ITEF awarded twenty-eight grants worth $100,674 to Lean into Learning educators who chose inspiring projects, conferences, and innovation-related activities to deepen their professional growth.  ITEF salutes the educators represented by these fourteen...

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Lean into Learning 2018

Our 2018 “Lean Into Learning” professional development grant initiative was a huge success.  We awarded $127,937 to educators from 17 districts and many more schools. Here are a few examples of their ITEF PD experience:   conference and symposium...

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