- ESE Renewal Requirement Information
- Gifted and Talented Resources
- Face-To-Face Trainings
- BEESS Resource Listing for Educators
- Tuition Support Programs for Exceptional Student Educators
- How-To Videos for Teachers Providing Virtual Instruction
- Online Training
- Recorded Webinars for Teachers
F.S. 1012.585 refers to the section of the Florida legislative code that stipulates EVERY Florida educator desiring to renew a teaching credential must earn 20 inservice points in methods/strategies for teaching students with disabilities in EACH validity period. To find out more about this requirement, please view the presentation or brochure below:
Information on how to read transcripts and locate ESE coursework necessary to renew a Florida teaching certificate can be found below:
Civic Learning National Constitution Center: The National Constitution Center team is supporting remote learning with free lectures and civil dialogue sessions on the Constitution that students across America can access online. Beginning March 23, we will offer daily live constitutional conversations for middle school, high school, and college students, available through Zoom, and accessible on home computer, laptop, or phone.
Embry Riddle: Embry-Riddle, Aeronautical University is offering free online course offerings on topics ranging from aeronautics and meteorology, to computer applications, history and more. No-cost options are available for the general public as well as Embry-Riddle employees.
Gifted and Talented Enrichment: Includes listings by grade groupings for critical thinking, creativity, leadership, visual arts, drama, dance, music, language arts, math, science, and social studies.
GRE information: ETS has announced that the GRE has cancelled its April 4 national test date across the U.S. in response to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. All rescheduling fees are temporarily being waived until further notice. ETS is offering at home GRE testing beginning on March 27.
Ivy League College Courses Online: Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania are offering over 400 online courses ranging in categories from Computer Science, Humanities, Business to Engineering, Math and many more. Browse available courses here.
Khan Academy: Khan Academy is a nonprofit with a mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere to encourage continued education. Khan Academy is largely the #1 free resource during this time for students, teachers, districts and parents.
TOEFL iBT: ETS has announced that the TOEFL has cancelled its April 4 national test date across the U.S. in response to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. All rescheduling fees are temporarily being waived until further notice. ETS is offering at home TOEFL testing beginning on March 26.
UPDATE ON PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (PD) DURING SCHOOL CLOSURES:
During this time of school closure, FDLRS Emerald Coast is modifying how professional development is delivered. Watch the Online Training tab for more information on book studies and various mini-courses that we will post on electronic tools you can use to support virtual instruction. There will be nothing further posted on this sub-page as all events will be virtual, thus posting them on the Online Training tab. That tab is found just below where you went for this one; click on Educator Resources, then on Online Training.
Other PD questions?
Please email any of our staff; if you know to whom your question should be addressed, our email addresses are on the staff contact page, or you may contact email@example.com.
CLICK HERE to access a very comprehensive listing of resources culled for Florida educators by various discretionary projects and The Florida Department of Education. This listing is continuously updated, please visit again soon.
Google Classroom Resources
Online Etiquette Guides
Typical options for online learning are found in the links to the right (gray box). Links to events specific to supporting virtual learning are found below. If no links are visible, that means events have already happened. Check back to this page for future advertisements of events to support virtual learning.
Facilitated PDA courses will also be advertised here when registration periods are open. If no link to facilitated PDA courses appears on this page, it means the courses have already started. Watch this page for future advertisements for Winter and Spring course offerings. PLEASE NOTE that not all courses typically offered count for ESE points, and not all typical courses offered are eligible for inservice points. Review the PDA Portal Catalog document for specific information on course content and point eligibility.
Independent Study courses are available 24-7 on the BEESS PD Portal, www.fl-pda.org. Click on the INDEPENDENT STUDY link, complete the demographic information requested, and then the listing of courses available will appear. Please review the "Independent Study on the PDA Portal for ESE Requirement" document, in the gray box to the right, to determine which on-demand courses will count toward the requirement for 20 points in methods/strategies for teaching ESE students in every validity period.
Please click the links below to view a recording of these webinars:
MELD Flipped Materials: https://fdlrs.adobeconnect.com/ppl5j1m0ztxf/
Providing Accommodations in a Virtual Setting: http://www.fdlrs.org/providing-accommodations-virtual-environment
Setting Your Home's Learning Environment Up for Success: http://www.fdlrs.org/setting-your-home%E2%80%99s-learning-environment-success-understanding-needs-adults-and-children