The 23rd Annual Broward Education Foundation Innovative Teacher IDEA EXPO presented by Broward Teachers Union was held on Saturday, February 8 at Nova Southeastern University in the Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center.
More than 450 Broward County Public School teachers attended the expo which enabled them to experience first-hand more than 60 original curriculum projects developed by teachers in Broward County Public Schools and funded through Broward Education Foundation grants. (Among those attending were 12 teachers and three presenters from Coral Springs schools.)
The innovative projects, designed to engage and motivate students, focused on STEM, social-emotional learning, reading and comprehension, the environment, nutrition and much more. Educators in attendance received all of the tools needed to bring projects to life.
Following the exhibition, teachers congregated in the arena to hear remarks from Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and keynote speaker U.S. Navy SEAL Sean Rosario (ret.); Jamie Manburg, Associate Dean of the Fischler College of Education at Nova Southeastern University; Broward Education Foundation Board Member Sue Colton; Broward Education Foundation Executive Director Shea Ciriago; Broward County School Board Member Chair Donna Korn; and Dr. Valerie Smith Wanza, Chief School Performance & Accountability Officer for Broward County Public Schools.
Partners in the Broward Education Foundation Innovative Teacher IDEA EXPO, presented by Broward Teachers Union, included State of Florida District Education Foundation Matching Grants Program, Broward Teachers Union, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, City of Hollywood, BrightStar Credit Union, State Farm, Education First Employee Giving Campaign, Office Depot, Verizon, Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice at Nova Southeastern University, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association – Broward Chapter, Macy’s, SharkDining, Museum of Discovery & Science, BECON TV and the Museum of Science-Boston.
About Broward Education Foundation:
The nonprofit Broward Education Foundation aligns with Broward County Public Schools by providing grants for teachers who develop innovative curriculum that increases student outcomes; vitally needed school supplies for students and teachers in Title I schools; scholarships for qualified high school seniors; and support for programs and initiatives like Debate, Scholastic Chess, TurnAround Arts, STEM and more. Each year, Broward Education Foundation contributes more than $3 million to Broward County schools, serving as the catalyst for educational excellence.
In 2018, and responding to the Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy, Broward Education Foundation initiated a GoFundMe, established the official Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund and raised $10.5M for victims’ families, survivors and those impacted. Broward Education Foundation is proven agile, adept and responsive to shifting needs in education and our community.
For more information visit: Broward Education Foundation.