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Renewal & Recertification
Renewal & Recertification

Is your teaching certificate expiring June 30, 2023? If so it’s time to look at your credit bank in MyPGS. Not sure how to view your in-service/ESE credits to renew? You may find this clicksheet useful

Feel free to access professional learning opportunities through our weekly PL Announcement email. Additionally, you can search for professional learning opportunities in MyPGS (click sheet). Our Professional Learning website is also updated regularly with opportunities. 

40 HR Reading
Recertification Requirement 40-hour Reading Instruction

 

Recertification Requirement 40-hour Reading Instruction

--Reading Requirements (this requirement is separate from Reading Endorsement) for Certification effective for 2020 and after (House Bill 7069)

HB 7069 includes specific in-service requirements for renewal of a professional certificate. Beginning with a validity date of July 1, 2020, or thereafter, Educators who hold certification in an area that includes reading instruction or intervention for any students in Pre-kindergarten through grade 6, will be required to earn a minimum of two college credits or the equivalent of 40 in-service points in the use of explicit, systematic and sequential approaches to reading instruction, developing phonemic awareness, and implementing multisensory intervention strategies. Here is a Flyer with more information.

Option 1:   The BEESS Portal offers two free independent study courses: 

  • Reading Difficulties, Disabilities and Dyslexia (20 hours)
  • Structured Literacy through a Multi-Sensory Approach (20 hours)

To enroll in one of the BESE Portal courses:

  1. Go to:  www.fl-pda.org
  2. Under the Independent Study Courses heading, click Sign In.
  3. Click on Register as a New User if it is your first time on the site. If you are returning to this site to get back into a course, type in your email username and password.
  4. Click on a course title to expand the course to view the description, enroll or continue in a course, and to check your status.
  5. Upon completion of all required coursework, send your Certificate of Completion to Wanda Conley in the Professional Learning office for your in-service to be awarded in MyPGS.

Step by step, visual directions for registering and enrolling into these courses can be found HERE.

Option 2: RDGESECR PDA Exploring Structured Literacy Online Course (40 ESE Hours) Free and offered multiple times throughout the school year.

Option 3:  Beacon ​Educator Professional Learning Options

  • Reading Challenges 1: Dyslexia and More (SWD) (20 hours) These courses require payment by participant
  • Reading Challenges 2: Structured Literacy (20 hours)      These courses require payment by participant

Option 4: Florida Literacy Micro-Credentials

Created in partnership with the Florida Department of Education and the Division of Early Learning, the UF Lastinger Center for Learning’s Flamingo Literacy Micro-Credentials are available at no cost to Florida instructional personnel in an effort to create accessible and on-demand reading professional development. They give instructional personnel an opportunity to work at their own pace while implementing new instructional strategies in real-time and receiving individualized feedback and one-on-one support from an assessor. For more information, visit https://lastinger.center.ufl.edu/work/literacy/flamingo-literacy/literacy-microcredentials/

Option 5:  To search for professional learning sessions, which you are part of the identified target audience, that count towards this 40 -hour requirement, type in RDGESECR in the course title box in MyPGS.  You will then see a list of sessions that you can register for that count towards the 40 hours of reading (which also count towards ESE) in-service points. 

Additional courses will be announced throughout the year.

If you have questions. please contact Robin King, Certification Specialist: Teacher-Certification@volusia.k12.fl.us

 

Stay in the Know with Reading Endorsement Updates

Click HERE to self-enroll in the VCS Reading Endorsement Informational Canvas page so you can stay up-to-date with reading endorsement information. Questions? Contact Stephanie Gaudio @ sagaudio@volusia.k12.fl.us  


Professional Learning Opportunities
2024 Administrative Institute Sponsorship

Volusia County Schools’ Professional Learning Department is pleased to extend our heartfelt appreciation to our Platinum level sponsors for their exceptional support in bringing the 2024 Administrative Institute to life! Each sponsor’s generous contributions have been instrumental in elevating this event into a transformative experience for all school-based and district leaders alike. Their unwavering commitment to fostering professional growth and excellence in educational leadership is truly commendable, and we are honored to have them as our partners.

Let's raise our voices in gratitude to our esteemed sponsors for their invaluable support and dedication to shaping the future of educational leadership!

 

 

Performing Arts

Performing Arts: Wednesday, June 5 – 3 Hour sessions:

  • Dance (African Dance with Margo Blake)
    June 5
    9am-12noon
    Spruce Creek High School Dance Room
    MyPGS Section #108161
     
  • Theatre (Lighting and Sound with Dylan Molitor)
    MyPGS Section #:10932
    9am-12noon
    Spruce Creek High School Theatre (this may change due to an air conditioning repair scheduled for that time)
     
  • Elementary Music (Lessons for the New Year with Emily Lopez)
    MyPGS Section #:109319
    9am-12noon
    Sweetwater Elementary School Music Room

Please let me know if you need any further information.

performing arts

 

Guidance and Counseling for the Gifted Endorsement Course
Spring Youth Mental Health First Aid
2024 Volusia LEARNS!

We are thrilled to for you to attend the Volusia LEARNS! 2024 Summer Professional Learning Institute.  This exciting event will take place June 17th, 18th, 20th, and 21st at University High School.  Please note that June 19th is a non-workday due to the Juneteenth Holiday.

Registration and Program Details: Updates have been made to Program Information

We look forward to seeing all participants!

Mark your calendars and get ready for a dynamic and enriching learning experience! Let’s make this summer a time of growth, collaboration, and inspiration as we continue to “Empower Through Instructional Impact”.

Volusia County Schools’ Professional Learning Department is thrilled to extend our deepest gratitude to our distinguished sponsors for their invaluable support in making the upcoming Volusia LEARNS! 2024 Summer Professional Learning Institute a reality! Thanks to their generous donations, we can provide an enriching educational experience for all attendees. Each sponsor’s commitment to empowering learning and innovation is truly inspiring, and we are honored to have them on board. Together, we are shaping the future of education and making a lasting impact in our community!

Join us in giving a round of applause to our incredible Platinum sponsors for their unwavering dedication to education!

 

 

   

 

CTE TEACHERS!

UCF’s Career and Workforce Education Programs and Engineering Department are collaborating on an NSF grant proposal to offer Florida’s CTE teachers the opportunity to conduct research and develop research-related curriculum during a Summer 2024 professional development with stipends and CEUs. Check out our flyer for more information. To give us the best opportunity for grant selection, we could use your support to volunteer with marketing the program to CTE teachers, advisory board activities, and/or attend the informal participant poster presentation session. A short message (see attached template – NSF is particular) on your letterhead will show NSF that Florida’s schools and industry partners support our CTE teachers.

*If you can think of any industry partners that would be interested in our proposed project, please share this email.*

Lisa Martino, Ph.D.
Associate Lecturer, Academic Program Coordinator
Career and Workforce Education Programs
Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education
College of Community Innovation and Education

Education Complex, Room 220C
Office Hours: Email for appointment
Email: Lisa.Martino@ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-6184

 

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) Training Schedule 2023 – 2024

View the flyer for training dates and times.

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) trains school personnel in a proactive systematic approach to crisis management. Participants must attend both days of the 2-day initial training course (total of 12 hours) for certification. Participants will be required to attend an annual recertification training course after the initial certification training course. 

 

Para to ESE Teacher Program

DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE - SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Now offering a Florida state-approved bachelor’s program for full-time paraprofessionals in public schools!


Courses are offered online and in the evenings. Graduates earn a Bachelors in Exceptional Student Education and their full Reading and ESOL Endorsement. Click HERE to open the flyer. 

 

Tuition Reimbursement
ESE Endorsement Tuition Support Program

The ESE Tuition Support Program provides financial assistance to ESE teachers or speech-language pathologists who are teaching students identified as having autism spectrum disorder or Pre-K/ESE in Florida public schools. BEESS is advertising tuition support to assist teachers seeking an endorsement in autism and Pre-K/ESE. Please include announcements of the ESE Endorsement Tuition Support Program in regional notices, listservs or newsletters for teachers. To view the application, go to the Florida’s Personnel Development web page. For questions, contact Ms. Melanie Morales at ESESupport@fiu.edu.

 

Florida’s Tuition Support Programs for Exceptional Student Educators

The Tuition Support Programs for Exceptional Student Educators (ESE) provide financial support to ESE teachers earning an endorsement in autism, severe/profound, or prekindergarten disabilities; paraprofessionals earning a bachelor’s degree in special education; and educators earning a master’s degree in speech/language pathology. Upon completion of the program, recipients must fulfill a service obligation.

Prior to requesting tuition support, an applicant must enroll in a college or university of his or her choice. The applicant should follow the admission policy and course registration procedures for that institution. Upon successful completion of that institution’s registration process, an applicant may apply for the tuition support program. 

For more information, click on this link:

https://florida-ese.org/tuition-support

Reading Endorsement
Updated Reading Endorsement Offerings

Updated Reading Endorsement OfferingsBeginning in January 2024, the pathway to Reading Endorsement option will be through the UF Flamingo Literacy Matrix. Completion of the Reading Endorsement allows instructional personnel to provide Tier 3 reading intervention for students.

  • UF Flamingo Literacy Matrix courses approved updated criteria and working directly with FLDOE
  • Unlimited seats available
  • Possible stipends available for eligible personnel (see attached flyers and information below)
  • Fully online, self-paced 5-week (accelerated) and 6-week course offerings for all competencies
  • Earn professional learning in-service credit for certification renewal
  • Pre-enroll today! https://lastinger.center.ufl.edu/work/literacy/flamingo-literacy/literacy-matrix/

 

Literacy Micro-Credentials – What are they and why should I think about getting one or more micro-credentials? (see attached flyers for more information about each)

https://lastinger.center.ufl.edu/work/literacy/flamingo-literacy/literacy-microcredentials/

  • Three Literacy Micro-Credentials: Emergent (Birth through Pre-K), Elementary (Pre-K through 5th grade), Secondary (6th grade through 12th grade)
  • Possible stipends available for eligible personnel (see attached flyers and information below)
  • Allows instructional personnel to teach intensive reading intervention AND satisfies Competency 1 of the Reading Endorsement (Elementary and Secondary options)
  • Satisfies the 40-hour reading requirement for renewal (Elementary and Secondary)
  • Earn professional learning in-service credit for certification renewal

 

Literacy Matrix Stipends

Literacy Matrix Completion Stipend ($2,000)

  • $2,000 completion stipend is available for instructional personnel as defined in s. 1012.01(2), F.S., Public LEA, including Public Charters
  • Must begin Competencies 2-5 with UF Lastinger Center for Learning on or after July 1, 2023, and complete by June 16, 2024
  • Must be employed at a Local Educational Agency (LEA) public school or publicly funded charter school
  • See website for full eligibility and completion guidelines 

Literacy Matrix Competency 1 satisfies Elementary Micro-Credential. Learners who successfully complete Competency 1 of the Literacy Matrix on or after July 1, 2023, may be eligible to apply for the Elementary Micro-Credential stipend ($1,000). See website for full eligibility and completion guidelines.

 

Literacy Micro-Credential Stipends

Emergent Micro-Credential Completion Stipend ($2,000)

  • $2,000 completion stipend for eligible early child care personnel and early learning instructional staff (public or private)
  • Eligibility determined by instructional role and completion on or before June 30, 2023, and on or after July 1, 2023
  • See website for full eligibility and completion guidelines

Emergent-Literacy-Flyer

Elementary Micro-Credential Completion Stipend ($2,000 or $1,000)

  • $2,000 completion stipend for eligible early child care personnel and early learning instructional staff (public or private); OR
  • $1,000 completion stipend for eligible K-12 instructional personnel as defined in s. 1012.01(2) (public schools, including charters)
  • Eligibility determined on instructional role and completion on or before June 30, 2023, and on or after July 1, 2023
  • See website for full eligibility and completion guidelines 

Elementary-Flyer

Secondary Literacy Micro-Credential Completion Stipend ($1,000)

  • $1,000 completion stipend for eligible K-12 instructional personnel as defined in s. 1012.01(2) (public schools, including charters)
  • Eligibility determined on instructional role and completion on or after July 1, 2023
  • See website for full eligibility and completion guidelines

Secondary-Flyer

Stay in the Know with Reading Endorsement Updates

Click HERE to self-enroll in the VCS Reading Endorsement Informational Canvas page so you can stay up-to-date with reading endorsement information. Questions? Contact Stephanie Gaudio @ sagaudio@volusia.k12.fl.us  

Reading Endorsement Fee Reimbursement

The Volusia County Schools Professional Learning office has received approval to continue offering the opportunity to all eligible teachers to be reimbursed for costs associated with meeting reading endorsement requirements. The following fees are eligible for reimbursement if completed between January 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024: 

1.      $150 registration fee for successfully passing the Reading K-12 Subject Area exam

2.      $75 fee for adding the reading endorsement or certification to their professional certificate.
 
If you believe you are eligible for the reading endorsement fee(s) reimbursement, complete the form using This LINK .

 

UF Lastinger Center 2023-2024

Florida K-12 educators can earn their Reading Endorsement for The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) and Just Read, Florida! fund online professional development to help more than 1,100 certified public educators earn their Reading Endorsement and improve their reading instruction skills.

Please view this pre-enrollment flyer for more information or click this LINK to register!

The Literacy Matrix is based on the science of reading and prepares educators to:

  • effectively teach reading
  • diagnose reading issues
  • intervene appropriately using research-based strategies

Participants will demonstrate evidence of their learning and receive personalized feedback from expert literacy navigators.

  • The Literacy Matrix is made up of eight online modules that can be completed within one year.

 We are happy to support educators in obtaining their Reading Endorsement. Email p.alfaro@coe.ufl.edu  with questions or to provide more details about the Literacy Matrix.

For more information, visit bit.ly/Literacy-Matrix

Tammy Perez-Njezic, MA (she/her/hers)

Learning Services Specialist
UF | Lastinger Center for Learning, College of Ed​ucation 

http://lastingercenter.com  
(352) 448-9450 (c)  

tammyperez@coe.ufl.edu  

Reading Endorsement Fee Reimbursement Opportunity: Timeline Extension

The Volusia County Schools Professional Learning office has received approval to extend the opportunity to provide fee reimbursements to all eligible teachers for costs associated with meeting reading endorsement requirements. The following reading endorsement fees are eligible for reimbursement

  1. $150 registration fee for successfully passing the Reading K-12 Subject Area exam
  2. $75 fee for adding the reading endorsement or certification to their professional certificate

You are eligible for reimbursement(s) if:

  • the above fees were incurred anytime between March 13, 2020 to the present and you have not previously been reimbursed for these costs.
  • passing score is earned on the Reading K-12 Subject Area exam between now and June 30, 2024.
    • Please note the registration fee to take the exam is the responsibility of each individual who chooses this option. The district will only reimburse after verification of a passing score is received.
  • the reading endorsement or reading certification is added to your professional certificate between now and June 30, 2024.

If you believe you are eligible for the reading endorsement fee(s) reimbursement using THIS LINK.

Reading Endorsement up-to date information

 

Reading Endorsement up-to-date information

Stay in the Know with Reading Endorsement Updates

Click HERE to self-enroll in the VCS Reading Endorsement Informational Canvas page so you can stay up-to-date with reading endorsement information. Questions? Contact Stephanie Gaudio @ sagaudio@volusia.k12.fl.us  

New Teachers
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The TEST CAMP

 

This is just a reminder that The Test Camp, used by hundreds of teachers

to pass certification exams, is sponsored and available via this shortcut
... through the end of this year!

Passgate

https://TheTestCamp.com/FL-Volusia

Your passgate provides free 365-day, all-inclusive passes this semester
for you, your colleagues, pre-service teachers ... everyone you invite.
Training materials are online and accessible from any electronic device
Also found on the VCS HR Certification Department Resources page


 The Test Camp flyer!

The Learning Liaisons

Great News! The Recruitment, Support and Retention office has partnered with The Learning Liaisons company to offer comprehensive teacher certification support for teachers needing additional instruction and guidance to pass the FTCE Professional or Subject Area Exam

The Learning Liaisons (TLL) will give you the knowledge, skill & attitude you deserve to pass on your next attempt.  Their pass rate is over 90%...finish the course with fidelity and you're in a position to pass.

 

For inquiries please reach out to the Recruitment, Support and Retention Office by phone at Ext: 20115 or 20541 or by email lbtroutm@volusia.k12.fl.us. or tnfuller@volusia.k12.fl.us

 

*Please Note: Licenses are limited.

 

ESOL
ESOL State Requirements

To see the state requirements for ESOL click on this flyer to view a simplified table. 

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Literacy Symposium 2024

Visit webpage for more information.  UCF Literacy Symposium - College of Community Innovation and Educa

Our 2024 theme is Connect-Ignite-Grow: Keys to Fostering Academic Language, Literacy, and Learning (in grades preK-12).

In this May 2024 issue, I chose to focus on sample research and resources on the role of academic language in students’ literacy and learning. I hope that this material supports your instructional plans for the upcoming school year.

During the summer months, we will continue to support you through our monthly newsletter. We will announce our Fall 2024 Webinars soon.

Congratulations on soon wrapping up your 2023-2024 school year and best wishes for a restful summer!

UCF Literacy Symposium: https://ccie.ucf.edu/teachered/litsymposium/ 

Email: LitSymposium@ucf.edu

 Until next time,

Vicky Zygouris-Coe, Ph.D.

Professor, Reading Education
Founder & Organizer, UCF Literacy Symposium
College of Community Innovation & Education,
School of Teacher Education

 

 

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Center for Autism

The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities "Card" at University of Central Florida is offering professional learning this summer. Please click the links for more information. 

July 29-8/1: https://asd2024.eventbrite.com  (this link covers Boot Camp, and all the other days)

 

Thu/Fri 8/1-8/2 Spanish TEACCH   https://PepsaMT.eventbrite.com

 

Friday 8/2 Practical Functional Assessment   https://bit.ly/4ae7pmD

 

UCF Practical Functional Assessment Flyer

UCF Practical Functional Assessment Summer Institute

UCF Practical Functional Assessment-Structuring Instruction for the Success of students with ASD-Spanish flyer

 

ESE Reading Endorsement Tuition Support Program

 Click Here for the Application

ESE Endorsement Tuition Support Program

The ESE Tuition Support Program provides financial assistance to ESE teachers or speech-language pathologists who are teaching students identified as having autism spectrum disorder or Pre-K/ESE in Florida public schools. BEESS is advertising tuition support to assist teachers seeking an endorsement in autism and Pre-K/ESE. Please include announcements of the ESE Endorsement Tuition Support Program in regional notices, listservs or newsletters for teachers. To view the application, go to the Florida’s Personnel Development web page. For questions, contact Ms. Melanie Morales at ESESupport@fiu.edu.

 

ESE Endorsements Tuition Support Program

 

The Exceptional Student Education (ESE)  Endorsements Tuition Support Program provides financial assistance to ESE teachers who are teaching students identified as having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Severe/Profound or PreKindergarten/ESE (PreK/ESE) in Florida public schools.  The purpose of the project is to increase the State’s capacity to prepare and retain highly qualified personnel that provide instructional services to children with disabilities. Funding is provided by Public Law 108-446, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA), Part B, Section 611, CFDA # 84.027.

In order to be accepted into this program, the applicant must have a Florida Educator Certificate in Exceptional Student Education, be currently employed in a Florida public school, and teach students identified as ASD, Severe/Profound, or PreK/ESE. Program recipients must agree to teach students identified as ASD, Severe/Profound, or PreK/ESE in a Florida public school for a minimum of one year for every six hours of tuition support received. The endorsement requires up to 12 credits of coursework.  The program provides up to $1,400 per course for tuition support.

The following is a brief description of the program.  If you would like to review the website for additional information or share the information, the link is as follows:

http://florida-ese.org/tuition-support

Thank you,

Melanie Morales, Associate Teaching Professor
Special Education Undergraduate Program Leader
Project Director, ESE Endorsements Tuition Support Program
School of Education and Human Development
11200 SW 8th Street, ZEB 340B

Eugenia Romero, College of Arts, Sciences & Education Graduate Assistant
Florida International University 
ESE Tuition Support Program
11200 SW 8th St, ZEB 349A
Miami, FL 33199
email: esesupport@fiu.edu
fax: 3053482086

 

Tourette CME

Heather Simpson, OTD, OTR/L | Occupational Therapist

UF Health Rehab-Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases

3009 SW Williston Road | Gainesville, FL 32608

Ph.  (352) 265-9992

Fax (352) 627-4961

Pronouns: She, Her

 

ESECR LRP Online Courses to Support Compliance for Students w/ Disabilities Open to ALL VCS Educators for ESE Points!!

LRP Media Courses offered FREE through FDOE provide evidence-based best practices, case law and compliance guidance to help serve and instruct students with disabilities.    
Earn ESE Credit while becoming a more compliant educator for students with disabilities.  Access & complete courses online following directions below. (NOT in MYPGS)
Send your Certificate of Completion to Wanda Conley for processing of in-service points in MyPGS.     
  Questions?  Please contact Melissa Bisesi   
     

Available Courses:     

Identifying Disabilities to Determine IDEA Eligibility   

Child Find: Understanding IDEA Provisions & Responsibilities   

Postsecondary Transition: IDEA Requirements for Processes, Procedures, and Implementation   

Required Components for Compliant IEPs   

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE): What Teachers Need to Know   

Independent Educational Evaluations: Responsibilities & Procedures   

Guidelines for IEP Team Composition 

Conducting Compliant IEP Team Meetings   

Evaluations & Reevaluations – Purposes, Standards, & Procedures   

Legal Requirements and Practical Tips to Develop Measurable Annual IEP Goals 

Legal Requirements & Best Practices for Prior Written Notice   

Practical Strategies & IDEA Requirements for Developing IEPs   

When to Review & How to Revise IEPs to Stay Compliant   

IEP Implementation Strategies to be IDEA Compliant   

Requirements & Strategies to Facilitate Parental Participation in IEPs   

Discipline & Placement Changes for Students w/ Disabilities who Exhibit Violent Behavior   

Developing and Implementing Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavioral Intervention Plans 

Eligibility & Development of a Student’s Extended School Year Services   

Early Intervention Services: Facilitating Transition from IDEA Part C to Part B  

Administrators’ Responsibilities for Meeting IDEA Parental Consent Rules  

Collaboration & Communication:  Guidelines & Strategies for Paraprofessional Participation in Instructional Teams   
     

In order to access the LRP courses, please follow the instructions below to create an account on the DirectSTEP® eLearning website:   

Go to HTTP://FLDOE2022-DS.LRP.COM.   

Please read the “Is This Your First Time Here?” section located on the right side of the screen.   

Click the “Create new account” button.   

Create a username (Recommended format:  John Sample = jsample).   

Create a password (Recommended format: J#sample1)   
Please write down your username and password and keep it somewhere secure for future reference.    
       This information will NOT be emailed to you after you register.   

Enter your email address as well as first and last name.   

Enter the letters/numbers pictured in the reCAPTCHA image.    

Click the “Create my new account” button.   

You will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to the website.     
     

To take a DirectSTEP® eLearning course:   

Login to HTTP://FLDOE2022-DS.LRP.COM  using your username and password.  Select the course you would like to access or have been assigned to complete.   You will enter your enrollment key and click onto “Enroll Me”.   

Click the course link next to the icon of a gold box.   

Click the “Enter” button to begin taking the course.   

You can use the arrow icons to move through the slides in the lower left-hand corner of the slide player.   

When you reach the Final Assessment, you will need to click the “submit” button after you select an answer. You will be directed to a new window which will inform you whether or not you answered each question correctly. You will need to score an 80% or higher to pass.   

When you have completed the assessment, it is important that you click the “Exit Activity” link in the upper right-hand corner of your screen to get credit for completing the course and to record your grade.   

Your “Course Completion Certificate” link will now be active. If you are required to print a Completion Certificate, you may do so from this page.             

To save your certificate as a PDF, click print and then select “adobe pdf” as your printer.  This will open a dialogue box for you to select the location and name of the file you are saving.  Please name your file – “last name, first name – name of course”     

BEESS Portal Free ESE Online Independent Courses

The Florida Department of Education Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS) Portal to Professional Learning Alternatives (PLA) offers a variety of FREE online courses for Florida educators that will increase their ability to respond to the needs of students with disabilities.  There are a wide variety of online, self-paced independent courses available for ESECR credit upon submission of your Certificate of Completion to the Professional Learning Office. These courses are ALWAYS available online.    

Independent study courses are available in a variety of topics, ranging from non-credit to 20 in-service credits.  
Two new courses are:    
Collaborative Teaching Partnerships (15 ESE Hours)   
Emotional/Behavioral Disability:  An Introduction (8 ESE Hours)    
   
An entire list of courses can be found in the BEESS Portal Independent Study Course Catalog

To enroll in any of these courses:  

·         Go to: https://fl-pla.org/#/home    

·         Under the Independent Study Courses heading, click Sign In.  

·         Click on Register as a New User if it is your first time on the site. If you are returning to this site to get back into a course, type in your email username and password.  

·         Click on a course title to expand the course to view the description, enroll or continue in a course, and to check your status.  

·         Upon completion of all required coursework, send your Certificate of Completion to Wanda Conley in the Professional Learning office for your in-service to be awarded in MyPGS.  

    

College/University Information
UF Computer Science

Rui Tammy Huang, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Educational Technology and Computer Science Education

Program Coordinator for Computer Science Education Program

Associate Editor, Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE)

School of Teaching and Learning | College of Education | University of Florida

2423 Norman Hall (Office: 0520I), PO BOX 117048,

Gainesville, FL  32611

Email: rui.huang@coe.ufl.edu

Learn more about our multi-tier fully online stackable Computer Science Education Program:

CS Ed Certificate (12-credit) | CS Ed MAE (30-credit) | CS Ed Ed.D. (90-credit)

FGCU Master's Degree in School Counseling Final Call for the 2024 Cohort

Do you want to work as a pK-12 school counselor? Attend our virtual open house on Tuesday April 23, 2024 to learn more. https://www.fgcu.edu/coe/programs/graduateprograms/schoolcounseling-ma

Program Facts

👉🏻 Two-Year Program including one summer semester

👉🏻 Virtual Synchronous Coursework

👉🏻 School Counseling Certification at Graduation

👉🏻 The College of Education is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

👉🏻 The school counseling program is approved by the Florida Department of Education. Once you graduate, you’ll be ready to work!

👉🏻 The FGCU School Counseling Program also meets the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) School Counselor Professional Standards & Competencies and the ASCA Standards for School Counselor Preparation Programs.

👉🏻 Students attend their courses in the early evenings so they would not have to quit their day jobs.

👉🏻 Except for internship, our courses are taught virtually (synchronously over Zoom). You can save money on housing, gas, parking, and more.

_________________________________________

Professor and Program Coordinator

College of Education
School Counseling Program 

rsabella@fgcu.edu

https://www.fgcu.edu/coe/

We are excited to announce Project ABA, a new Personnel Preparation Grant in UCF’s School of Teacher Education that offers the opportunity to financially support graduate students for 36 credit hours in Exceptional Student Education and/or Early Childhood Development and Education while pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

We are seeking to recruit teachers, behavior analysts, and other paraprofessionals within Exceptional Student Education in Orlando and the surrounding counties that are interested in pursuing a Masters' Degree at UCF. If you wouldn't mind passing along this information, along with the flyer, to teachers, faculty, and staff that might be interested in this program, this could be an excellent opportunity for ESE teachers and paraprofessionals to gain valuable education, experience, and personnel preparation. We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2023 semester and hope to receive applications from interested ESE professionals.

Please Click HERE for the flyer on this exciting opportunity!

Best regards,

Jacqueline Towson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Kelly Schaffer, Ph.D., BCBA-D

 

UWF’s online education degree programs are designed with the busy teacher in mind. Our courses offer flexibility that allows for a healthy balance of work, life and learning.

Learn more about our online education programs and what offers may be available to you.

University of West Florida has engaged Wiley University Services to assist you in your education journey. Admissions standards and decisions, faculty and course instruction, tuition and fee rates, financial assistance, credit transferability, academic criteria for licensure, and the curriculum are the responsibility of the Institution and are subject to change. Education does not guarantee outcomes including but not limited to employment or future earnings potential. Learn more about Wiley University Services.

Do you have questions? I’m ready to speak with you! My contact information is below.

Sincerely,

Gloria Kotrady
Account Executive for University of West Florida
(954) 562-3100 (call/text)
gkotrady@uwf.edu
onlinedegrees.uwf.edu

Advance Your Career or Forge a New Path with an Education Master's Degree from the University of West Florida Online.

Please join me to learn more about select online graduate education programs available at the University of West Florida. You will hear about program details, admissions requirements, a possible tuition discount* and other benefits for the following programs:

  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary Education Comprehensive
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Middle Level Education Comprehensive
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Secondary Education Comprehensive
  • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership

 

Registration Link: Your future begins here

TeacherReady, through the University of West Florida, can help certify teachers on a temporary certification, paraprofessionals, TAs and members of your community.  Although normally a year of coursework, TeacherReady has a fast-track option for those nearing expiration or just eager to complete. Candidates and school districts choose us because:

 

  • Self-paced, online, flexible model (Daily start dates so no waiting on cohorts or semesters to begin)
  • Test prep resources included to prepare for the Florida Teaching Exams ($600 value completely free)
  • 6-15 graduate credit hours towards selected Masters options (up to 1/3 of their Master degree completed and paid for)
  • 36 areas of certification  (including ESOL & Exceptional Student Education)
  • Program includes a Florida Reading Endorsement
  • 1:1 support from application to certification
  • Program cost total cost is $5750 (monthly payments available)

 If you or anyone has any questions, please reach out to me at mcrummet@hcg.com.

Sincerely,

MaryEllen Crummet M.Ed
Partner Development Associate
Mobile (508) 404 3029 
mcrummet@hcg.com

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We wanted you to know that we just added another section of EDF4603 Critical Issues of Classroom Management, Ethics, and Law.  Any teachers on temporary certificate who need their coursework for certification, contact Dr. Donald May  at Donald.May@DaytonaState.edu The other courses we are offering include:

Fully online:

  • RED3012 Principles of Reading (covers competencies 1 & 2)
  • EDG4323 Professional Teaching Practices
  • EDF3214 Child and Adolescent Development and Growth
  • TSL3080 ESOL Issues and Strategies I

Hybrid evening:

  • EDF4430 Classroom Assessment

Of course, we have online courses for the Reading Endorsement and ESE recertification, too, if needed.

Please let me know if you need any additional information.

Best regards,

Dr. Donald May
Academic Chair, Sr. Professor
School of Education | Daytona State College

Nunamann Hall (200/301A)
1200 W. Int’l. Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: (386)506-3442
Fax: (386)506-3966

Donald.May@DaytonaState.edu

 

Florida International University was recently awarded $1.25 million from the USDOE Office of Special Education Programs for Project ASPIRE  (Autism Specialization Preparation for Inclusive, Responsive Educators). This project will provide full tuition support to teachers to receive a 36-credit master’s degree in special education. ASPIRE is designed to prepare special educators to work with students with autism from culturally and linguistically diverse background. Specialized training will be provided on using evidence-based practices and tiered supports within the context of a culturally responsive curriculum. All classes will be held virtually. Students who complete the program will be eligible to add the Florida Autism Endorsement to their teaching certificate. Five cohorts of nine teachers each will be supported. Recruitment is currently underway for Cohort 1 who will begin in August 2023. Please check out the flyer. If you or they have any questions, please contact fiuaspire@fiu.edu.

​Best wishes, 

Enzo Everett

Grant Assistant, Project ASPIRE
Department of Teaching and Learning
Florida International University

fiuaspire@fiu.edu 

Synchronous Remote Delivery

All courses and the three semester school-based internships are delivered synchronously via Zoom to accommodate the busy schedules of working teachers who are outside of the FAU service area. Classes are offered Saturday mornings and Tuesday and Thursday evenings, a decision based on the same reason. The entire program is completed over six semesters, beginning in Spring 2023 and concluding in Fall 2024.

Completion of the degree,and passing the Florida Educational Leadership Exam (FELE), leads to Florida Educational Leadership Certification (Level I), which qualifies an individual to serve as an assistant principal in public, charter, alternative, or independent schools.

Attached you will find our recruitment flyer , a copy of our admissions handout, and a program overview. I would be pleased to discuss the program at greater length with you at your convenience, and would be most appreciative if you could consider sharing these materials with your school administrators and faculty. I am the direct contact for anyone interested in discussing the program requirements and expectations, and I’d be happy to schedule an information session via Zoom if desired.

Yours sincerely, 

John Hardman, PhD
Senior Instructor

Whardma1@fau.edu

Coordinator, IDEAL Program

Student Advisor, ACE Program

Dear VCS,

I am thrilled to inform you that Grand Canyon University is offering an increase in scholarship funding for students pursuing initial teacher licensure in our Bachelor's and Master's programs. This increase in scholarship funding is specifically for those who are seeking to become a licensed teacher and are not already certified.

We believe that investing in the education and development of future educators is crucial in ensuring a strong and successful educational system. By increasing scholarship funding, we hope to make it more accessible for aspiring teachers to pursue their dreams and make a positive impact in the classroom.

If you have any students who are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please encourage them to apply for our Bachelor's or Master's programs at Grand Canyon University. I am committed to providing a high-quality education and support system to help our students succeed in their academic and professional endeavors.

Bachelor’s Program (32% scholarship) off tuition for your program

 

  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (any emphasis)
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies
  • Bachelor of Science/Arts in Secondary Education (any emphasis)

 

Master’s Program (25% scholarship) off tuition for your program

 

  • Master of Education in Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education
  • Master of Education in Elementary Education
  • Master of Education in Elementary Education and Special Education
  • Master of Education in Secondary Education (any emphasis)
  • Master of Education in Special Education (any emphasis)

Check out our Flyers for: 

NES/Praxis General Knowledge Exam Preparation March & April

ParaPro Assessment Test Prep Session

2024 Teaching and School Administration 

National Center for Teacher Preparation 

Amy Creasman

University Development Counselor

Bio Flyer______________________________________

Grand Canyon University

3300 W. Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85017

(888) 885-0441 ext. 2473339 Toll Free

602- 247-3530 Office

(866) 920-3143 Toll Free Fax

Amy.Creasman@gcu.edu

Refer someone to attend Grand Canyon University at: http://www.gcu.edu/c/Amy.Creasman

 

 

Join NLU’s Florida Educational Leadership program–customized for Florida, and experience:

Accelerated Cohort Model

Complete your M.Ed. or Ed.S. in 18 months

Convenience — Classes start this September and will meet 100% online with weekly live virtual class meetings

Leadership Role Preparation — Leadership- focused curriculum customized for Florida prepares you for administrative roles, including principal positions

Scholarships for Teachers Volusia County educators who join the cohort receive a 20% tuition scholarship

Explore other advanced degrees from NLU:

•  Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)

•  Curriculum & Instruction with Advanced Professional Specializations (M.Ed./Ed.S.)

•  School Psychology (Ed.S.)

•  CMHC certificate for School Counselors

•  Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.S.)

•  Teaching and Learning in multiple disciplines (Ed.D.)

•  Counselor Education & Supervision (Ed.D.)

•  NEW!! M.A.T. Elementary or Secondary Education - Florida EPI

 

Click  HERE for National Louis University flyer. 

Click HERE for MAT Summer Flyer 

Let me know if have any questions.

Thank you

Middalia Carpio
National Louis University
Outreach Development Specialist
Office-407-381-3313
Mobile-407-968-5460
mcarpio@nl.edu
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A referral is the highest form of compliment: www.nl.edu/referral
 

 

I’m happy to share that we will be adding Closing the Gap: Focusing on Critical Reading and Math Skills (K-5) to our plethora of courses within the next two months. We are so proud of what this course has to offer. Stay tuned!

Our site has all the latest courses, so be sure to take a look.

Another bit of exciting news before I sign off. In the next couple of weeks, I will be sending an additional email out of the normal once-per-month cycle to introduce our Pathway to the Classroom course bundle designed for those transitioning into the classroom from an administrative or paraprofessional role as well as outside professionals with expertise in certain subjects.

 

Caryn Chavez, M.S. 
Vice President

Professional Development Institute
www.webteaching.com
949-263-4931

 
Professional development institute

**Below is the promotional email that may be forwarded to teachers. When sending to teachers, be sure to remind them to use the special discount code assigned to your district. If you prefer that I send the promotional email in a separate email or as an attachment, please let me know.