Register Now for the South Florida Gifted and Talented Symposium
Broward County Public Schools presents the South Florida Gifted and Talented Symposium: Passport to Innovation – Personalized Learning for Gifted Students on Friday, October 27, 2017, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Pompano Beach High School, 600 NE 13th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. Participants can attend more than 40 workshop sessions with regionally and nationally recognized presenters, which focus on strategies and practices that are critical to teaching and parenting gifted and talented learners. All are welcome to register and attend the symposium. To register and learn more about the South Florida Gifted and Talented Symposium, visit sfgtsymposium.com
Make Your Voice Count! Attend Ed Talk 2017/18
Registration is now open for the District’s annual Ed Talk event on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Ed Talk 2017/18, a public forum designed to engage the community in discussing educational strategies and advancing the District's Strategic Plan, will be held from 9 a.m. – noon with networking breakfast at 8 a.m., at Hollywood Hills High School, 5400 Stirling Road, Hollywood, Florida 33021. To register for this exciting and engaging event, visit browardschools.com/edtalk
Mark Your Calendar for Next Gen Engage Student-Led Community Series
Mark your calendar and join School Board Member, Nora Rupert, (District 7), Superintendent Runcie, elected officials, and community partners on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. for the Next Gen Engage student-led community event at Monarch High School, 5050 Wiles Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073. For upcoming Next Gen Engage dates, visit browardschools.com/bcpsnextgen
Old Dillard Museum Celebrates Bold, Brave & Black
For the 2017/18 school year, Old Dillard Museum’s theme is titled, Bold, Brave & Black: African Americans in Times of War. The theme is in celebration of the national 2018 Black History Theme, African Americans in Times of War, announced by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). Events and activities will incorporate literature, music, and cultural events highlighting enslaved freedom fighters and freeman in the military. Topics for the theme include, “Buffalo Soldiers,” Blacks in the Seminole Wars, Tuskegee Airmen, Black Pirates, and more. For a detailed calendar of events, visit OId Dillard Museum
Get Ready to Read! BCPS is Excited to Join Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to participate in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® and join millions of people across the nation by reading the book “Quackers” by author Liz Wong. The national event takes place on Thursday, October 19, 2017; however, this year BCPS is expanding activities and guest readings to take place between October 17 - 20, 2017. In addition, through a partnership between BCPS, the Children's Services Council, and multiple Broward County early childhood stakeholders, a free copy of “Quackers” will be provided to each pre-kindergarten and kindergarten child in Broward County – 40,000 books for 40,000 children!
Hundreds of Students Put their Robots to the Test During “Mission Mayhem”
It’s a battle of the “bots” as student teams and their specially designed robots compete during the annual “Mission Mayhem” Robotics Competition. The “Mission Mayhem” competition, a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) and FIRST Lego League off-season event, is organized by Dillard High School’s Emerging Technologies Magnet Program and includes robotics teams from schools across South Florida.
BCPS files lawsuit against HB 7069
The School Board of Broward County, Florida joined 12 other Florida school boards in filing a lawsuit challenging portions of House Bill (HB) 7069. Governor Rick Scott signed HB 7069 into law in June 2017. The legal challenge centers on whether the law oversteps the School Board’s constitutional authority to oversee its local district. It also addresses whether it is legal to force a district to share capital dollars with charter schools.
BCPS Partnership with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and South Florida TechGateway Receives National Spotlight
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and South Florida TechGateway are among select school districts and organizations from across the nation featured during the 2017 Computer Science for All (CSforAll) Summit. The event, which was organized by the CSforAll Consortium
, took place October 16-17, 2017, and included computer science educators, researchers and industry leaders dedicated to providing inclusive, rigorous and sustainable computer science education for all students.
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