Training

FDLRS Human Resources  Development (HRD) function personnel  collaboratively plan and provide information, professional development, technical assistance/consultation and resources related to effective instructional strategies and models for the education of children and youth who are exceptional and/or have unique needs based on locally assessed needs and established priorities.
HRD services include needs assessments and personnel development with multi-level professional development activities at the awareness, comprehensive, integration, application, and follow-up levels.
For more information on HRD services in your area, contact FDLRS Gulfcoast Associate Center HRD Specialist.
 

Florida Department of Education Online Courses

 

 

 

FDLRS Gulfcoast  Professional Development Courses

 

 

     Professional Development Calendar 

  

 

 July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

 
Independent Study Course (Self Paced): Supporting Twice Exceptional Students 

Contact Information: Jessica Rey - reyj@pcsb.org

The course focuses on strategies to help instructional staff:  (1) Implement Visuals to Support Instruction (2) Keep Motivation Levels High and Active (3) Provide Sufficient and Appropriate Sensory Breaks (4) Meet the Needs of All 2e Students

[Pinellas Registration]

 
Independent Study Course (Self Paced): Maximizing Associates in your Classroom

Contact Information: Jessica Rey - reyj@pcsb.org

The course focuses on strategies to help instructional staff work more effectively with their MBA and/or Paraprofessional by:  (1) Developing effective communication strategies  (2) Understanding the differences in roles and responsibilities (3)  Developing shared expectations and mechanisms

 

 


SEPTEMBER

 
Differentiated Instruction: An Introduction
September 26, 2022

5:00pm-7:00pm

Contact Information: Anne Fouda - afouda@pasco.k12.fl.us

Differentiated Instruction: An Introduction introduces participants to the theory and benefits of differentiated instruction, as well as reviewing student's individual needs and differentiated instructional techniques to meet those needs.

[Pinellas Registration]     [Hernando Registration]

 

Technology for Inclusive Classrooms: Organization
September 26, 2022
5:00pm-6:00pm
Contact Information: Kelly O'Malley - omalley@pcsb.org

Participants will explore organizational tools that can benefit students with and without disabilities in inclusive classroom settings. Using these tools, teachers can provide multiple means of representation, expression, and engagement in alignment with Universal Design for Learning guidelines. Instructional and assistive technology tools will be explored in organization. Assistive Technology devices will range in complexity from low-tech to high-tech tools.

[Pinellas Registration]     [Pasco Registration]     [Hernando Registration]

 

The Art and Science of Positive Interaction
September 27, 2022
5:00pm-7:00pm

Contact Information: Jessica Rey - reyj@pcsb.org

This course is based on "I" in STOIC (Interact Positively) and is aligned with the behavior management principles in CHAMPS and Discipline in the Secondary Classroom. It will focus on:   (1) teacher / student interactions and (2) impact on school / classroom  environment

[Pinellas Registration]     [Pasco Registration]     [Hernando Registration]

 


OCTOBER

 

PDA Online Facilitated Course: PBS Understanding Student Behavior
October 6, 2022 - January 12, 2023
Virtual Meeting Dates:
  • October 6, 2022 5:00pm-6:30pm
  • December 1, 2022 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • January 5, 2023 5:00pm-6:00pm
Contact Information: Kelly O'Malley - omalley@pcsb.org

This course provides information on how to assess, design, and implement and monitor positive behavior supports. It enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge of the components within the positive behavior support process and provides intensive supports to teachers to help them address the needs of students with more challenging behaviors.

[Registration]

 

PDA Online Facilitated Course: Differentiating Math Instruction
October 6, 2022 - December 13, 2022
Virtual Meeting Dates:
  • October 6, 2022 5:00pm-6:30pm
  • October 27, 2022 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • November 29, 2022 5:00pm-6:00pm
Contact Information: Kelly O'Malley - omalley@pcsb.org

This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge about how to apply the guidelines of differentiating instruction to mathematics instruction. Emphasis is on evidence-based practices structured by a responsive decision-making framework in order for all students to achieve at the highest possible level. Content includes how to use pre-assessment, continuous assessment, and summative assessments to design and deliver effective lessons for initial instruction in mathematics and how to effectively use flexible small group instruction to respond to individual learner needs.

[Registration]

 

PDA Online Facilitated Course: Differentiating Science Instruction
October 6, 2022 - January 12, 2023
Virtual Meeting Dates:
  • October 6, 2022 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • November 10, 2022 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • January 5, 2023 5:00-7:00pm
Contact Information: Kelly O'Malley - omalley@pcsb.org

This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge about applying the guidelines of differentiation to science instruction for the purposes of increasing student achievement for all learners. Content and activities emphasize how to use pre-assessment, continuous assessment, and summative assessments to design and deliver effective science lessons for whole group initial instruction and how to effectively use flexible small group instruction and individualized instruction, when needed, to respond to each student's needs.

[Registration]

 

Accommodations Assisting Students with Disabilities: An Introduction
October 11, 2022
5:00pm-7:00pm
Contact Information: Anne Fouda - afouda@pasco.k12.fl.us

Participants will:

  • Define accommodations and modifications
  • Determine who is eligible for accommodations
  • Identify types of accommodations
  • Select, use and evaluate accommodations

[Pinellas Registration]     [Hernando Registration]

 

Behavioral Contracts
October 25, 2022
5:00pm-7:00pm
Contact Information: Jessica Rey - reyj@pcsb.org

This course is designed to help with the understanding of how a behavioral contract intervention strategy can help with:

  • Defining behavior expectations
  • Setting goals
  • Specifying rewards
  • Clarify consequences in writing

[Pinellas Registration]    [Pasco Registration]     [Hernando Registration]

 

Disability Awareness, Executive Function and Classroom Strategies
October 27, 2022
5:00pm-7:00pm
Contact Information: Anne Fouda - afouda@pasco.k12.fl.us

Participants with:

  • Understand the impact of disabilities on executive function
  • Understand the basics of what executive function is
  • Choose and implement strategies to use to assist students in the classroom

[Pinellas Registration]     [Hernando Registration]

 

 

 

Sampling of FDLRS Gulfcoast PD Opportunitites

  • Access to the General Curriculum

  • Accommodations

  • Behavior Management Strategies
  • Classroom Management
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Disability Awareness
  • ESE 101
  • Evidence Based Instructional Strategies for all Content Areas
  • Explicit Instruction
  • Facilitated IEP
  • Gifted
  • IEP Guide
  • Matrix of Services
  • Multisensory Learning
  • Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) (Content Enhancement, Learning Strategies)
  • Sustained Coaching and Modeling
  • Universal Design for Leaning
  • Virtual Instruction

FDLRS Gulfcoast Technical Assistance

• Classroom Observations and Demonstrations

• Professional Learning Communities

 


Teachers Rocking Technology Livebinder

Teachers can now access our one stop shop for quick tutorials and resources to help in:

  • Accessing Canvas and the Resource Center
  • Accessing and exploring Nearpod
  • Using Microsoft Learn Tools (Dictation, Immersive Reader, Math Tool, Word Predication)
  • Exploring math and reading virtual manipulatives
  • Exploring resources on how to virtually support mental health for your students