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The Schultz Center for Teaching & Leadership announced a new initiative called #EdSpark, a One Spark venue specifically for creators of education-related projects during One Spark on April 9-13, 2014. #EdSpark creators can be educators, students or family members with innovative ideas for propelling student learning in the classroom.

Projects exhibited at the #EdSpark venue will be eligible to compete for One Spark's $300,000 crowd fund and bonus prizes. Hats off to Deborah Gianoulis Heald and the Schultz Center board for creating a great way to stimulate innovation in education and generate excitement about great education ideas at the annual One Spark event.

Visit the Schultz Center to learn more! We encourage all of our Duval County public school teachers with innovative projects on PowerUP Jax to submit expanded projects to #EdSpark.

While education innovators anxiously await the opportunity to compete for prize money through #EdSpark, PowerUP Jax can help fund innovation in classrooms today!

PowerUP Jax is for Duval County Public School teachers to create innovative projects that will excite students about learning. As of today, over 50 new projects have been posted and eight of them are already fully funded. Thanks to community members, businesses and matched funds from the Community First Cares Foundation, over $7,000 has already been invested to support teacher innovation through Power Up Jax!

A small donation can spark a classroom revolution. Community members can donate as little as $5 to $100 toward one or multiple projects from science to community gardening.

Check out all of the Duval County Public School teachers who presented at the regional PowerUP Jax launches…

Rosalind Hoffman, Edward H. White High School

Rebecca Cook, Pine Estates Elementary School

Blair Nolan, First Coast High School

Crystal Parker, Sandalwood High School

Stephen Brown, Alfred I. duPont Middle School is now fully funded!

John Meeks, Mayport Middle School is now fully funded!

Adrienne Lodico of San Jose Elementary School is now fully funded!

Our organization encourages all Duval County Public School teachers to post an innovative project today and learn more about #EdSpark!

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Ale'ta Turner