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Stipends for Stipend Eligible Courses
Effective January 1, 2016, stipends for stipend eligible courses will be paid upon completion of all required elements for inservice credit.
The PLC Digital Toolbox
The PLC Digital Toolbox provides information, tools, and resources to support the facilitation of collaborative professional learning communities in schools. These tools can be used as educators continue their Journey to Authentic PLCs.
Seasons of Learning Summer Institute
Broward County Public Schools Seasons of Learning Summer Institute was a week long institute of integrated learning that included core content standards, ESOL Strategies, ESE Strategies, pedagogy and strategies for using virtual tools to collaborate and personalize learning. Learn more about the 2016 Seasons of Learning.
21st Century Learner Qualification Support Page
As part of the SMART Program, the 21st Century Learner Qualification: Level 1 will provide a baseline of technology integration across Broward Schools. Upon completion of Level 1, teachers will be awarded the 21st Century Learner Qualification. Visit the support page.
NEW WAY TO LEARN ONLINe
New professional learning opportunity that offers a wide range of interactive and well-crafted online courses accessible 24/7. All of the courses are facilitated by expert instructors and are discounted for Broward County Public Schools employees. Learn more
Professional Learning Facilitator
Professional Development Standards and Support, Office of Academics, and Office of School Performance and Accountability are seeking applicants who are interested in becoming content experts and professional learning facilitators in the Broward County School System. All teachers who are interested in facilitating professional development both online and face to face need to review the requirements and complete the application below. This includes those teachers who are currently or who have previously facilitated PD for the District and are interested in continuing to serve in that capacity.
Application deadline - February 19, 2016
Coursera's New Teacher Center Courses
First Year Teaching: Success From the Start - Success with your students starts on Day 1. Establishing new teachers' footing from the get-go is as important to developing key skills as it is to ensuring their students' success. New Teacher Center is offering two free MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) through Coursera that will allow beginning teachers to leverage strategies, resources, and support for professional growth. The courses, titled First Year Teaching: Success From the Start, are offered for both Elementary (grades K-6) and Secondary (Grades 6-12) beginning teachers. Each present research-based strategies in the following areas:
- Setting and communicating high expectations for students
- Building positive relationships with and between students
- Organizing the learning environment Behavioral preventions and interventions
- Establishing and maintaining routines and procedures that support student learning
Courses include 2-3 hours of rich On-Demand video content, including multiple classroom-specific video examples. Certificates of completion will be presented when concluding the course.
New Teacher Academy 2016 Classes
The New Teacher Academy (NTA) is a high quality professional learning event designed collaboratively by Teacher Professional Learning and Growth, Instruction and Interventions Department and Instructional Technology. The NTA is a four-day intensive quality professional learning opportunity designed for new educators and teachers new to Broward County Public Schools. NTA provides new educators with effective educational practices through the Marzano Art of Teaching Framework exploration of the Florida Common Core State Standards and its implementation in the classroom. Teachers will also learn classroom management strategies, professionalism practices and technology integration to make their initial classroom experience successful, positive and rewarding. Learn more
Requirement for Renewal of Professional Educator Certificates
These options will meet the requirement for SB1108 and renewal of a teaching certificate. For Information, go to http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/talentdevelopment/html/ese_renewal.html.
VAM Scores Released by Florida Department of Education
• District Response to DOE VAM Release - Read Now
• Florida DOE website link to view frequently asked questions about VAM:
NEW: AdvancEd (formerly SACS and SACS-CASI) is the accreditation agency for Broward County Public Schools, the nation’s largest fully accredited K-12 school district. Broward County became the first school district to become district-wide accredited school system in 2006 and then the first to achieve this feat a second time in 2011. Broward County Public School is preparing to become the first to achieve district-wide accreditation three times in 2016. For more information, click here.
About Broward County Public Schools (BCPS)
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Floridaís first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 260,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 237 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 100 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 204 different countries and speak 135 different languages. For more information about BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @Browardschools, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.
The School Board of Broward County, Florida, prohibits any policy or procedure which results in discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. Individuals who wish to file a discrimination and/or harassment complaint may call the Director, Equal Educational Opportunities/ADA Compliance Department at 754-321-2150 or Teletype Machine (TTY) 754-321-2158.
Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, (ADAAA) may call Equal Educational Opportunities/ADA Compliance Department at 754-321-2150 or Teletype Machine (TTY) 754-321-2158.
• BROWARD VIRTUAL UNIVERSITY – The summer BVU course catalog will be posted in mid-April. Please log into MyLearningPlan to view upcoming courses and register.
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