Everyone has great ideas--TEF helps teachers make great ideas happen in the classroom.
TEF awards Founders Grants to schools for student-centered projects that take place school-wide, not just in a specific classroom.
Encore Grants can be awarded to previous Great Idea and Founders Grant recipients that can show growth opportunities in their funded projects.
The Windows on the World (WOW) travel grant provides a teacher (or teacher team) with $3,500 to complete an educational travel experience to a domestic or international destination. The intent is for the teacher to experience a subject matter in another culture and bring that experience back to Thompson School District (TSD), enhancing the teacher’s classroom skills and/or curriculum and benefiting the teacher’s students. Travel must be completed after school has ended in the spring semester and before the teacher’s contract begins in the fall semester. PreK-12 classroom teachers at a public school located within the boundaries of Thompson School District will be eligible.