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.
 
 
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The BEESS Portal to Professional Development Alternatives (PDA) offers a variety of online courses for Florida educators that will increase their ability to respond to the needs of students with disabilities. 

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

 

 


J A N U A R Y

 

Learning Ally, Bookshare, and PAR (2 points)
January 23, 2023
5:00pm-6:00pm
Contact Information: Kelly O'Malley - omalleyk@pcsb.org

Participants will learn what Learning Ally, Bookshare, and PAR are, how to access them, determine how to assign and enroll qualifying students in Learning Ally and Bookshare, how to assign books in Bookshare and Learning Ally, and how to assess students with the Protocol for Accommodations in Reading to make appropriate reading support decisions.  Participants will be required

pinellas registration     pasco registration     hernando registration

 

F E B R U A R Y 

Hernando Staff: Dealing with Differences: Disability Awareness
February 3, 2023
8:30am - 3:30pm
Contact Information: Janeen Goben - Goben_j@hcsb.k12.fl.us

Participants will:

  • Understand disability history and the Florida eligibility categories as required in Fl. Statute 1003.4205
  • Receive an overview of Exceptional Student Education (ESE) eligibility categories in Florida
  • Understand the impact of each disability on students
  • Be able to identify evidence-based practices

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Preventing Challenging Behaviors (3 points)
February 7, 2023
5:00pm-7:00pm
Contact Information: Jessica Rey - reyj@pcsb.org

This course will help staff:
• Identify characteristics of a student whose challenging behavior is escalating
• Identify the impact of our verbal and non-verbal behavior when working with a student whose challenging behavior is escalating
• Identify strategies to utilize when approaching and redirecting a student whose behavior is escalating.

pinellas registration     pasco registration     hernando registration

 

Technology Tools for Writing (2 points)

February 7, 2023
5:00pm-6:00pm
Contact Information: Kelly O'Malley - omalleyk@pcsb.org

Participants will explore reading 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 writing. Assistive Technology devices will range in complexity from low-tech to high-tech tools. Participants will be required to implement a tool with students and collect data on students as the second hour of training to receive credit for the course.

pinellas registration     pasco registration     hernando registration

 

Brain Power (5 Points)
February 9, 2023
5:00pm-8:00pm
Contact Information: Janeen Goben - Goben_j@hcsb.k12.fl.us

Participants will:

  • Develop an understanding of the basic anatomy of the brain​
  • Learn to identify the 4 lobes of the brain
  • Model the 4 parts of the brain with your hands ​
  • Learn strategies to activate learning and store the learned material to long term memory
  • Submit Student Impact Data to monitor your implementation of strategies learned

registration

 

Brain Power (5 Points)
February 13, 2023
5:00pm-8:00pm
Contact Information: Janeen Goben - Goben_j@hcsb.k12.fl.us

Participants will:

  • Develop an understanding of the basic anatomy of the brain​
  • Learn to identify the 4 lobes of the brain
  • Model the 4 parts of the brain with your hands ​
  • Learn strategies to activate learning and store the learned material to long term memory
  • Submit Student Impact Data to monitor your implementation of strategies learned

registration

 
Accommodations (3 points)
February 14, 2023
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

 

Technology Tools for Reading (2 points)
February 15, 2023
5:00pm-6:00pm
Contact Information: Kelly O'Malley - omalleyk@pcsb.org

Participants will explore reading 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 reading. Assistive Technology devices will range in complexity from low-tech to high-tech tools. Participants will be required to implement a tool with students and collect data on students as the second hour of training to receive credit for the course.

pinellas registration     pasco registation     hernando registration

 

Executive Function (3 Points)
February 16, 2023
5:00pm-7:00pm
Contact Information: Janeen Goben - Goben_j@hcsb.k12.fl.us

 Participants will:

  • Develop an increased awareness of the impact of Executive Functioning (EF) Difficulties
  • Learn teaching strategies to develop EF skills in the classroom
  • Increase knowledge of interventions and strategies designed to promote academic skills and increase social interactions
  • Improve behavior through EF strategy use
  • Submit Student Impact Data to monitor your implementation of strategies learned

registration

 

Technology Tools for Organization (2 points)
February 21, 2023
5:00pm-6:00pm
Contact Information: Kelly O'Malley - omalleyk@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. Participants will be required to implement a tool with students and collect data on students as the second hour of training to receive credit for the course.

pinellas registration     pasco registration     hernando registration

 

Behavior Contracts (3 points)
February 28, 2023
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 expectation
• Setting goals
• Specifying rewards
• Clarify consequences in writing

pinellas registration     pasco 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