JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Local educators are teaming up with One Spark to jump start ideas that students and teachers have to change education.
"What the whole One Spark experience does is expose people to five days of interacting with ideas and one idea sparks another," said Deborah Gianoulis who heads up the Schultz Center, a professional development center for educators on the First Coast.
In April, One Spark brought hundreds of entries from creative mindsto Jacksonville as they competed for prize money and the chance to expose their ideas to the market place.
"We've been looking fora while for a good fit in the education world, really important we engage students and engage teachers," said Joe Sampson, Executive Director of One Spark.
Dewitt Robinson is a teacher at Andrew Jackson High who is all for teachers and students developing ideas that could lead to change.
He recently got involved in crowd funding to get support for his efforts to better equip his classroom with technology. His work paid off as a local couple stepped up and responded picking up the bill.
Entries for EdSpark can be submitted starting December 1. The Schultz Center on January 7 will have an open house to bring interested people together to help them get their ideas off the ground.