Seasons of Learning Summer Institute
Welcome to the Broward County Public Schools Seasons of Learning Summer Institute! This summer, over 1000 teachers participated in 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.
Art Contest: Artists Wanted
Artistic logo contest for the summer teacher learning conference is open to students Pre-K to Adult, now through February 28, 2017. See Rules and Guidelines.
Seasons of Learning: WIDA
In June, 2014, Florida's state board of education adopted WIDA (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment) English language proficiency standards to guide the instruction of English-language learners. In addition, WIDA's English-language-proficiency assessment (ACCESS for ELLs) may replace the current state-mandated assessment (CELLA).
Since 2003, the WIDA Consortium has been designing language development standards to provide support for both students and teachers. The WIDA standards framework incorporates multiple theories and approaches in an effort to describe language use in academic contexts. The focus is on the language that language learners must acquire and negotiate to participate successfully in school. Local and national experts were consulted to ensure consistency with linguistic and educational theories and to comply with Federal legislation.