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Idea Expo - Virtual Teacher Conference

October 24 & November 7, 2020
Idea Expo - Virtual Teacher Conference

Earn Up to 14 Master Plan Points at these exciting days of professional development!

All workshops are live, online, and interactive with Q&A in real time!

Choose from 40+ brand new online workshops with FL standards!

Attend up to 6 virtual workshops - Take as many or as few as you want

Inspiring Guest Speakers on Both Days!

Workshops for ALL grade levels & subject areas, including STEM/STEAM, Distance Learning, and more!

Amazing Prize Giveaways!

While we can't be face-to-face this year, the 2020 Idea Expo Virtual Teacher Conference will still be an exciting 2 days of professional development, with more than 40 brand new workshops led by M-DCPS teachers and featuring guest speakers, prize drawings and more. Register for up to 6 workshops over 2 days - Saturday, October 24 and Saturday, November 7.  All 40+ workshops will be recorded and available exclusively for Idea Expo attendees. Earn up to 14 Master Plan Points for attending!

The first 250 to register will receive a gift bag from The Education Fund Ocean Bank Center for Educational Materials!

The Education Fund's Idea EXPO Virtual Teacher Conference is a teacher-to-teacher conference that showcases the sharing of "best practices" curriculum, featuring workshops for ALL K-12 teachers.

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Click here to download the workshops' schedule.

As an Idea EXPO attendee, you qualify for up to 14  Master Plan Points. To receive these M-DCPS professional development credits (MPPs), you must sign up on the M-DCPS My Learning Plan System at, fill out the Professional Conference/Seminar Form (#5739) at the Idea EXPO, and complete the My Learning Plan Evaluation. The title of the course is Ideas with IMPACT Idea EXPO of The Education Fund. 



October 24, 2020
The Transformation of Education

“We are on the brink of an educational revolution! Students are learning in a world that is quickly being transformed by technology and innovation, but the education system is struggling to keep up. I’ll highlight how student, teacher, parent, and community voices matter as we fight to propel our students to greatness.”

Featured on The Ellen Show and NBC Nightly News, educator, speaker, and
author Michael Bonner will share his “lessons learned” from teaching in a Title I school with students with high levels of trauma and adverse situations. Mr. Bonner is a fourth and sixth grade English teacher at the famed Ron Clark Academy.

November 7, 2020
Deconstructing Classroom Instruction

“Online instruction was challenging and stressful for students, teachers, and parents alike. The experience challenged me to deconstruct my entire pedagogy as well as the content I taught. In this talk, I will discuss the creative ways I changed my teaching and explore how it will influence my in-person instruction moving forward.”

Sari Beth Rosenberg is a New York City public school teacher who co-wrote the social studies curriculum for the NYC Department of Education. She was awarded the Paul Gagnon Prize from the National Council for History Education, wrote a 13-part series, "Teaching in the Age of Coronavirus,” for PBS Newshour Extra, and the #SheDidThat series on women’s history for A&E Television Networks/Lifetime. She currently hosts the "Zoom Teacher Series" for PBS Newshour Extra.