Hundreds attended Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) sixth annual Ed Talk today, Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Hollywood Hills High School. Students, parents, teachers, staff, business leaders, elected officials and community members joined School Board members and BCPS
Superintendent Robert W. Runcie to engage in dialogue around educational strategies and advancing the District’s Strategic Plan – and its goals of high-quality instruction, continuous improvement and effective communication.
This year, the more than 400 participants participated in panel and group discussions centered around personalized learning, social and emotional life readiness, literacy and early learning, and reimagining middle years learning. The overarching focus is on helping all students reach their full potential.
In years past, Ed Talk community forums provided input and feedback to shape, update and recalibrate the District’s Strategic Plan. Today’s community forum focused on giving students every opportunity to broaden their horizons and their understanding of the world in which we live. Student participation during Ed Talk is a vital component to the robust discussions.
“Ed Talk affords us the opportunity to engage our diverse community in rich and meaningful dialogue focused on helping our students succeed, both in school and throughout their lives,” said Superintendent Runcie. “I’m always inspired by the dedication of our hardworking teachers, staff and school leaders – and the excitement for learning by our students. Hearing directly from our students today about their educational experiences, and receiving the incredible feedback and support from the community, helps us ensure we are on the right track for preparing our students for their futures.”
ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has more than 271,500 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 234 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 93 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 204 different countries and 191 different languages. To learn more, visit browardschools.com. Follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.