Applied Learning Department
(Updated September 26, 2023)
Academic Electives, Specials, and Magnet Programs
Applied Learning strives to provide students with opportunities in engaging activities that will generate interest, spark passion, increase the application of skills and knowledge, and facilitate a community of students who will graduate prepared to tackle the challenges of the world around them.. We do this through seven areas: Civic Engagement, Driver's Education, Music & Performing Arts, Physical Education, STEM & Computer Science, Visual Arts, and Magnet Programs.
Applied Learning is Experiential Learning
Experiential learning is learning through doing. It encompasses critical thinking and reflection, student initiative and accountability, student engagement on intellectual, creative, social, emotional, and physical levels, and recognizes the ability to learn and grow from these experiences.
The graphic below demonstrates student-centered learning which focuses on putting students’ well-being and interests at the center of their educational journey. Electives and Specials provide an environment that supports social-emotional learning while ensuring the retention of core skills through experiential learning. Encouraging social-emotional learning, strong core-content subject matter, and innovative electives acknowledge student voice to ensure a well-rounded educational experience.
Applied Learning's Five Year Plans
The links below provide summaries for each Applied Learning program available to students throughout Broward County. We are working in conjunction with all schools to provide these learning opportunities to as many students as possible.
2022 Broward Education Foundation Hall of Fame Honoree
Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Milenkovic, BCPS STEM+Computer Science Curriculum Supervisor, who has been named an Honoree for the Broward Education Foundation 2022 Hall of Fame.
2023 Florida Leadership Award for Music Education
Congratulations to Kimberly Annis, BCPS Instructional Facilitator for Music & Performing Arts. She has been named the recipient of the 2023 Florida Leadership Award for Music Education by the Florida Music Education Association.