Stipends for Stipend Eligible Courses
Effective January 1, 2016, stipends for stipend eligible courses will be paid to eligible employees (full time instructional personnel under contract) upon completion of all required elements for inservice credit.
NOTE: Substitute teachers are not eligible for stipends due to the guidelines of the Title IIA Grant.
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.
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 2017 Seasons of Learning.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVES
Online Professional Learning Opportunities for renewal of professional certificate and the recertification requirement related to students with disabilities. Available for registration and free to Florida Educators. These facilitated online professional learning modules include high-quality content and activities, classroom-related assessment tasks, and are designed to assist educators with various instructional and behavioral needs of individual learners in order to maximize achievement for all students. Registration is easy! See the flyers for more information (courses meet the new ESE Renewal Requirement unless otherwise indicated on the flyer). Contact Carol Beitler, FDLRS PDA Coordinator for more information 754.321.3400 firstname.lastname@example.org
BCPS MOBILE APPLICATION
Stay connected with Broward County Public Schools via the mobile app!
The App Features: Secure, personalized access to student-specific information.
Pertinent and timely information. And communication preference settings.
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
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 2017 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.
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.