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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.
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 Summer Classes 2015
The New Teacher Academy (NTA) is a high quality professional learning event designed collaboratively by The Teacher Development Department, 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.
BVU IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Courses will be available for registration in
Broward's MyLearningPlan during their registration window. Click to view the BVU Course calendar.
Broward's MyLearningPlan is the district's new professional learning management system. We are no longer using ESS-Professional Development and you will be redirected from ESS-Professional Development to Broward's MLP.
Catch Any Webinar Session You May Have Missed
Marzano Center eBook and Webinar Recordings
Dr. Marzano invites you to download their new white paper, Teaching for Rigor: A Call for a Critical Instructional Shift, in which authors Robert J. Marzano and Michael D. Toth provide valuable research-based guidance to help today’s learners become acclimated to more rigorous instruction.
The collection of Marzano Center webinar recordings is up to date! They have added three new recordings to the webinar archive. Now you can access recent sessions, as well as ones from as far back as 2010 - FOR FREE!
The recent updates include:
• Introducing the Marzano Center Essentials for Achieving Rigor (recorded 3/26/2014)
• Monitoring for Student Learning to Implement College and Career Readiness Standards (recorded 2/26/2014)
• Critical Conversations for Growth (recorded 1/29/2014)
• Instructional Coaching Using the Marzano Model (9/30/2013)
If you have not already requested access to our webinar archive, just complete the registration form on iObservation.com and you can start impressing your friends and colleagues with the depth and breadth of your knowledge. Questions? Call at 1.877.411.7114 or contact iObservation. They will also provide copies of the slide presentations and handouts featured in these webinars upon request.
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 new BVU course catalog will be posted in early to mid-August. Please log into MyLearningPlan to view upcoming courses and register.
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