Broward Education Foundation Hosts Broward Teachers Union

Broward Education Foundation hosted the Broward Teachers Union 27th Annual Innovative Teacher IDEA EXPO Presented by Office Depot at Fort Lauderdale High School. Horacio Sanchez, President and CEO of Resiliency, Inc., was the dynamic keynote speaker who shared techniques on how educators can apply neuroscience to improve educational outcomes. Attendees had opportunities to interact with more than 35 grant-winning innovative teachers in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), who displayed projects illustrating effective and dynamic teaching strategies. All participants received access to links featuring each project that includes course outlines, lesson plans, resource lists, student worksheets and tools to help adapt projects to their classroom. Broward Education Foundation awards monetary grants to innovative teachers who have developed classroom curriculum that engages and propels BCPS students to succeed and increase their learning outcomes. Funding for these grants is made possible through public-private partnerships, business and community leaders, and contributors to the Education First Employee Giving Campaign. Adapter grants are available for BCPS teachers, who want to adapt these award-winning programs in their classrooms. In addition to Broward Teachers Union and Office Depot, other partners in the Broward Education Foundation Innovative Teacher Idea Expo include the State of Florida District Education Foundation’s matching grants program, Education First Employee Giving Campaign, City of Hollywood, Bank of America, BrightStar Credit Union, JM Family Enterprises, Museum of Discovery & Science, State Farm, Regions Bank, Grand Canyon University, Saint Thomas University, Seacoast Bank, University of West Florida and WahooBay. The non-profit 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, TurnAround Arts, STEM and more. Each year, Broward Education Foundation contributes nearly $5 million to Broward County schools, serving as the catalyst for educational excellence. In 2018, in 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.