Designed to recognize and reward innovative teachers, IMPACT II is an investment in success that brings out the entrepreneur in our classroom teachers. IMPACT II provides teachers who have developed successful classroom teaching methods with grant money to package and export their curriculum. IMPACT II also provides grants to teachers who wish to adapt and franchise these winning ideas in their own classrooms. By cultivating teacher leaders, convening teachers to share best practices and creating opportunities for teachers' professional growth, IMPACT II creates a network of support for teachers focused on improving student instruction and meeting student needs. The beneficiaries are the students who received classroom instruction proven to excite learning and increase achievement.
An essential component to the IMPACT II program is the Ideas With IMPACT catalog, which is published and distributed annually to every teacher in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. This catalog is a resource of teachers' proven ideas, with each page containing a different teaching strategy, information on the students for which it is appropriate, standards met when implementing the lessons and contact information for the each Disseminator teacher. The teaching ideas, created by teachers for teachers, in the Ideas With IMPACT catalog can be used exactly as they are, or modified to meet a classroom's special needs. Subject areas covered include language arts, math/science, social studies, health, technology, varying exceptionalities, and interdisciplinary. Teachers are encouraged to use the catalog as an idea file and keep it handy for reference throughout the year. IMPACT II catalogs are available for every year since 1990.
One of the largest "by-teacher, for-teacher" conferences in South Florida, the Idea EXPO brings more than 700 educators together once a year to network and share teaching strategies. The EXPO features more than 90 workshops led by teachers, a keynote address and master teaching session by a nationally renowned educator, free curriculum Packets, a networking lunch, door prizes and much more.
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Application Deadline: Dec. 10
All Miami-Dade County Public Schools teachers receive an Ideas With IMPACT catalog, which features projects created by the teachers who receive Disseminator Grants. To purchase materials to adapt one of these ideas, teachers can apply for an Adapter Grant of up to $300. All Miami-Dade County Public Schools teachers are eligible. Here's how to qualify:
Application Deadline: April 1
IMPACT II awards $750 Disseminator grants to
educators who are willing to share the successful teaching strategies
that they have designed and implemented in their own classrooms. To
qualify as a Disseminator and to become a member of the IMPACT II local
and national network, an educator must complete a Disseminator
application and be willing to:
An Idea Packet containing course outlines, lesson
plans, resource lists, bibliographies, student worksheets, student
samples, and other tools is available free of charge for each
Disseminator Grant. To obtain one, contact the Disseminator listed on
that profile page in the catalog. To see Idea Packets from previous years, click on the button on the right.
For more information, contact:
Lorna Valle, Program Manager
The Education Fund
305-892-5099 ext. 18
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