Learning at a Distance

  • The School District is returning to school through eLearning because of the widespread cases of COVID – 19 in Broward County. The health, safety, and well-being of our employees, students, and their families are paramount. For information on COVID - 19 and the School District's response, please visit browardschools.com/Coronavirus. The School District is using the Canvas learning management system as our asynchronous classroom and Teams for our synchronous web conferencing tool. If you are looking for activities and resources for you and your children while learning at a distance, please visit browardschools.com/learningnevercloses.

    For information regarding learning at a distance, follow the steps at 8 Steps to Getting Started with eLearning in ENGLISH - in SPANISH - in HAITIAN CREOLA -in PORTUGUESE.

Overview

  • Innovative Learning

    The Innovative Learning Department is an integral part of Broward County Public Schools' Learning Division within the Office of Academics, focusing on supporting and implementing innovations in teaching and learning to assist BCPS students, teachers, and administrators with transitioning to personalized learning environments. There are several units within the department: Gifted and Talented Students, Global Scholars, Instructional and Digital Materials, Instructional Technology, and Library/Media.

    Our Mission

    Innovative Learning is committed to empowering all learners to achieve their highest potential through customized learning, creativity, collaboration, and the infusion of digital tools and resources.

    Our Vision

    Through this emphasis on innovation and personalization, we see our vision coming to life: sparking creative ideas one learner at a time.

INNOVATIVE LEARNING WORKSHOP SERIES SEPTEMBER 21 – 25

  • Innovative Learning will be providing professional learning and webinars the week of September 21 – September 25 including the following topics:

    WEBINARS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • Teams for Web Conferencing
    • Teams Updates/Microsoft Teams Q & As
    • Microsoft Class Notebook
    • Getting Started with Canvas
    • Getting Started with Mastery Connect
    • Mastery Connect for Administrators
    • Canvas Q & As
    • Creating Nearpod Lessons
    • New Media Specialist Training
    • Using Breakout Rooms in a Teams Web Conference
    • Creating Nearpod Lessons
    • Getting Started with Nearpod
    • Personalizing the Canvas Experience with Playlists
    • Getting Started with Discovery Education
    • Getting Started with Newsela in Canvas
    • Best Practices in Content Creation
    • Top 10 Tips and Tricks in Canvas
    • How to Increase the Rigor in Online Assignments for Gifted Learners
    • Integrating Vocabulary.com in Canvas
    • Using Groups in Microsoft Teams Application – 4 in-service points.
    • Class Notebook and MS Tools in Teams App – 4 in-service points
    • Beginner’s Guide to eLearning – 16 in-service points

    REGISTER IN LAB

    Facilitators will be sending out an email from LAB with the join links to the web conference the day before the event. Look for an email from “noreply@pl.powerschool.comAll professional learning for in-service points only. Webinars are informational only

    Time Monday Sept 21 Tuesday Sept 22 Wednesday Sept 23 Thursday Sept 24 Friday Sept 25
    7:30 — 8:30 Getting Started with Canvas
    Zuzel Rodriguez / Susan Teller
    Section# 44877
    Teams Updates/Microsoft Teams Q & A
    Zuzel Rodriguez / Susan Teller
    Section# 43320
    Canvas Q & A
    Zuzel Rodriguez / Susan Teller
    CT# webinar_ 6243_7
    Teams Updates/Microsoft Teams Q & A
    Zuzel Rodriguez / Susan Teller
    Section# 43321
    Teams Updates/Microsoft Teams Q & A
    Zuzel Rodriguez / Susan Teller
    Section# 43324
    Teams for Web Conferencing
    Adam Rizzi / Griselda Rodriguez
    CT# webinar_ 6243_2
    Integrating Vocabulary.com in Canvas
    Sarah Mhyre / Neena Grosvenor
    Section# 44875
    Teams for Web Conferencing
    Sarah Mhyre / Adam Rizzi
    CT# webinar_ 6243_2
    Getting Started with Canvas
    Jacob Aronin / Neena Grosvenor
    Section# 44880
    Integrating Vocabulary.com in Canvas
    Samantha Krantz / LoriAyn Stickler
    Section# 45266
    2:00 — 3:00   Getting Started with Mastery Connect
    Kimberly Schell / Elizabeth Kushner
    Section #43759
      Mastery Connect for Administrators
    Kimberly Schell / Elizabeth Kushner
    Section #43762
     
    2:30 — 4:00 Getting Started in Canvas
    Tamika Nelms / LoriAyn Stickler
    Section# 43337
    Getting Started with Newsela in Canvas
    Griselda Rodriguez / Lourdes Meyer
    Section# 43273
    Getting Started with Discovery Education
    Paula Jasser / Michele Rivera
    CT# webinar_ 6243_20
    Best Practices in Content Creation
    Sarah Myhre / Lourdes Meyer
    CT# webinar_ 6243_9
    Getting Started with Nearpod in Canvas
    Michele Rivera / Neena Grosvenor
    Section# 43277
    Top 10 Tips and Tricks in Canvas
    Paula Jasser / Jacob Aronin
    CT# webinar_ 6243_6
    Microsoft Class Notebook
    Paula Jasser / Janice Brim
    CT# webinar_ 6243_23
    Creating Nearpod Lessons
    Ernesto Gonzalez / Adam Rizzi
    CT# webinar_ 6243_22
    Personalizing Canvas with Playlists
    Adam Rizzi / Michele Rivera
    CT# webinar_ 6243_11
    Creating Nearpod Lessons
    Ernesto Gonzalez / Janice Brim
    CT# webinar_ 6243_22
    Using Breakout Rooms in a Teams Web Conference
    Michele Rivera / Lisa Paguaga
    Section# 43325
    Using Breakout Rooms in a Teams Web Conference
    Miriam Selevan / Neena Grosvenor
    Section# 43324
      Microsoft Class Notebook
    Tamika Nelms / Janice Brim
    CT# webinar_ 6243_23
    Using Breakout Rooms in a Teams Web Conference
    Adam Rizzi / Lourdes Meyer
    Section# 43326
    2:30 — 5:30 New Media Specialist Training
    Neena Grosvenor / Lourdes Meyer / Janice Brim
    Section #43603
      New Media Specialist Training
    Neena Grosvenor / Lourdes Meyer / Janice Brim
    Section #45651
       
    3:00 — 4:30 How to Increase the Rigor in Online Assignments for Gifted Learners
    Jacob Aronin / Susan Teller / Laurie Mallis
    Section# 43084
    How to Increase the Rigor in Online Assignments for Gifted Learners
    Jacob Aronin / Susan Teller / Laurie Mallis
    Section# 43195
    How to Increase the Rigor in Online Assignments for Gifted Learners
    Jacob Aronin / Susan Teller / Laurie Mallis
    Section# 43196
    How to Increase the Rigor in Online Assignments for Gifted Learners
    Jacob Aronin / Susan Teller / Laurie Mallis
    Section# 43081
    How to Increase the Rigor in Online Assignments for Gifted Learners
    Jacob Aronin / Susan Teller / Laurie Mallis
    Section# 42959
    3:00 — 6:00   Using Groups in the Teams Application
    Karen Kaya / Michele Rivera
    CT# 39129586
    Using Groups in the Teams Application
    Tamika Nelms / LoriAyn Stickler
    CT# 39129586
    Using Groups in the Teams Application
    Karen Kaya / Lisa Paguaga
    CT# 39129586
     
    Class Notebook and MS Tools in Teams App
    Miriam Selevan / Karen Kaya
    Section# 43195
      Class Notebook and MS Tools in Teams App
    Miriam Selevan / Lisa Paguaga
    Section# 43081
       
    Beginner’s Guide to eLearning (Monday – Thursday) Must attend all four 3-hour sessions to get in-service points
    Rhonda Weimann / Samantha Krantz
    Section# 43341
     
    4:00 — 5:00   Getting Started with Mastery Connect
    Kimberly Schell / Elizabeth Kushner
    Section #43763
    Getting Started with Mastery Connect
    Kimberly Schell / Elizabeth Kushner
    Section #43765
    Getting Started with Mastery Connect
    Kimberly Schell / Elizabeth Kushner
    Section #43767
     

     

Canvas Online Training Opportunity

  • Teachers can learn how to utilize the Canvas learning management system to create online courses for teaching and learning. This course will be offered online for the duration of the school year and throughout the summer. Teachers can earn in-service points and will have an Instructional Technology Facilitator working with them as they go through the coursework. It is a great way for teachers to learn about Canvas and practice creating assignments, quizzes, discussions and interactive lessons with Nearpod, Newsela, and Discovery Education (to name a few applications). See more information on the course below.

    Learning Across Broward
    Log into LAB to sign up for the online course by going to your Clever Single Sign On Dashboard and clicking on the LAB icon

    or go to https://tinyurl.com/w7bn9sg.
    Canvas Panda

    Canvas for Teachers

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Participants can to take this course fully online or face-to-face. Offered online and face to face. This workshop is the first in a series of professional development experiences that will aid instructional personnel K-12 to impact pedagogy implementing blended and flipped learning principles into their everyday classroom teaching through the use of the Canvas Learning Management System. In a 12-hour course, participants will learn how to use Canvas to deliver curriculum, manage curriculum content, and track student performance. Mastery of course content requires creation and implementation of modules for classroom usage, or content-specific lesson plan using Canvas. Hours: 16

    COURSE NUMBER

    39122111

     

Contact Information

  • Innovative Learning

    600 SE Third Avenue

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

    Phone: 754-321-2620

    Fax: 754-321-2766

    TTL: --

    Phone: --

    Dr. Daryl Diamond

    Director


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