The Florida Education Foundation (FEF), with the help of our generous partners, supports many programs and events year-round. These programs emphasize the importance of civics and debate, literacy, leadership and STEAM education. As a valued partner in public education, FEF invests in high achievement for Florida students, recognizing and encouraging the development of teachers, learners, and leaders.

Commissioner's Business Recognition Awards

Florida's school districts partner with local business to provide students with hands on learning experience and enhance the learning environment, providing students with the necessary resources to prepare them for the future workforce.

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Florida Charter School Conference (CHOICE)

The Florida Charter School Conference is an annual event presented by the Florida Department of Education’s Office of K12 School Choice and the Florida Education Foundation.

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Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!

Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! was created to promote literacy and excellent reading habits in the students of Florida.

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Healthy Schools Summer Academy

The Healthy Schools Summer Academy is a professional development opportunity for teachers and administrators of health education and physical education content with special emphasis on other subject area courses with integrated health education benchmarks.

Check back soon for location and registration information for our 2021 event.

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Educational Strategies and Student Engagement Institute (ESSEI)

ESSEI unites professionals from schools districts, agencies and other sectors of the community to build knowledge and enhance skills on educational strategies proven to promote student achievement and college and career readiness.

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The STEAMposium program was developed to support and connect educators across the state of Florida who share a passion for STEAM education.

Event will take place June 22 – 24, 2021. Check back soon for location and registration information.

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Sunshine State Scholars

Each of Florida’s school districts selects their top 11th grade students in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or Mathematics (STEAM).

This year's event will take place June 28 - 29, 2021.

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Florida Teacher of the Year Program

Florida’s approach to the Teacher of the Year program is more than the glitz, glamour and grandeur of the gala and the announcement of the state’s most celebrated educator.

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Brian Dassler’s Leadership Academy – Commissioner’s Leadership Academy Graduation

The Dr. Brian Dassler Leadership Academy is a year-long, job-embedded and research-based program for principal professional development with three anticipated outcomes.

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Florida Future Educators of America Conference

Florida Future Educators of America (FFEA) is a pre-collegiate and collegiate teacher recruitment program. The program provides a forum for students to become aware of career opportunities in education nurtures their interest in teaching as a career.

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