What is UnlockED?

UnlockED provides teachers the support, time and space to hone and execute big ideas in the best interest of their students. After a competitive selection process, UnlockED competitors will propose to make their ideas a reality!

Who Can Apply?

We will be accepting concepts from teachers, teacher teams or schools. We are looking for innovative teacher leaders who cultivate authentic ties to the community to benefit their students and take advantage of emerging technology tools.

How Does One Participate?

If you’re interested in applying, please submit a concept proposal. After we review all proposals, A committee will score and select the fifteen big ideas to proceed to the next level. At that level each team will be partnered with an accountant, public relations expert and a business CEO to develop and expand the idea. The fifteen selected concepts and business teams will meet once in July of 2017 and once in August of 2017 to develop the idea. Submission forms for concepts are now available and are due back to the foundation no later then June 15th.

Congratulations to the 2016 Unlocked Grant recipients!

Our board was so impressed with the passion and dedication displayed by our presenters that they voted to award an unrestricted classroom grant of $1,000 to each of the three teachers who were not funded by UnlockED:

Mount Dora Middle

Umatilla Middle

Leesburg High

Shannon Parker

Dennis Robinson

Melissa Padilla

2017 UnlockEd Grant Information