Learning at a Distance

  • The School District is now in eLearning Phase II and is giving families the option of continuing to receive instruction remotely or return to school. The health, safety, and well-being of our employees, students, and their families remain paramount. The School District will continue to use the Canvas learning management system as our synchronous classroom and Teams for our asynchronous web conferencing tool.  The cadence of student grade level return to schools can be found at https://www.browardschools.com/Page/56065 

    For information on COVID-19 and the School District’s response, please visit browardschools.com/Coronavirus. 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's Virtual Tech Meet Up on November 19th

INNOVATIVE LEARNING WORKSHOP SERIES NOVEMBER 16 – 20

  • Innovative Learning will be providing professional learning and webinars the week of November 16 – November 20 including the following topics:

    WEBINARS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • Getting Started with Polycom Studio USB Video Bar
    • Classflow
    • SEL and the Gifted Learners
      How to Increase the Rigor in Online Assignments for Gifted Learners
    • Getting Started with Vocabulary.com
    • Making Canvas Assignments Interactive
    • Student Educational Plans and Accommodations (SEPA app)
    • Getting to Know the Technology Integration Matrix (TIM
    • Getting Proficient with Canvas Quizzes
    • Using Breakout Rooms in a TEAMS webinar
    • Getting Started with Canvas (Substitutes Only)
    • Teams for Web Conferencing (Substitutes Only)
    • Analyze Student Outcomes through Mastery Connect Reports (Teachers)
    • Getting Started with Mastery Connect (Instructional Coaches and Facilitators)
    • Microsoft Class Notebook
    • Creating Nearpod Lessons
    • Microsoft Whiteboard 101

    NEW VIRTUAL TECH MEET UP – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2020 – 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Virtual Tech Meet Up

     

    • Beginner’s Guide to eLearning (Substitutes Only - Weeks 2 and 3 of 4)
    • Microsoft Trainer Academy (Week 4 of 4)
    • Class Notebook and Microsoft Tools in the Teams App

    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 Nov 16 Tuesday Nov 17 Wednesday Nov 18 Thursday Nov 19 Friday Nov 20
    7:30 — 8:30     Student Educational Plans and Accommodations (SEPA App)
    Kim Punzi-Elabiary / Karen Kaya
    Section# 47210
      Student Educational Plans and Accommodations (SEPA App)
    Kim Punzi-Elabiary / Karen Kaya
    Section# 47217
    7:30 — 9:00 Getting Started with Vocabulary.com
    Sarah Myhre / Karen Kaya
    Section# 46266
    Making Canvas Assignments Interactive
    Ernesto Gonzalez / Sarah Myhre
    Section# 47198
    Getting Proficient with Canvas Quizzes
    Rhonda Weimann / Lisa Paguaga
    Section# 47212
      Using Breakout Rooms in a Teams Web Conference
    Miriam Selevan / Sarah Myhre
    Section# 47218
    Getting Started with Canvas
    Substitutes Only
    Jacob Aronin / Susan Teller
    Section# 47191
    Teams for Web Conferencing
    Substitutes Only
    Griselda Rodriguez / Tamika Nelms
    Section# 47199
    Getting Started with Canvas
    Substitutes Only
    Jacob Aronin / Susan Teller
    Section# 47213
      Getting Started with Canvas
    Substitutes Only
    Jacob Aronin / Lourdes Meyer
    Section# 47192
        Getting to Know the Technology Integration Matrix (TIM)
    Adam Rizzi / Michele Rivera
    Section# 47211
       
    9:00 — 12:00   Beginner’s Guide to eLearning
    Substitutes Only
    Week 4 of 4 Tuesdays
    LoriAyn Stickler / Lourdes Meyer
    Section# 46668
      Beginner’s Guide to eLearning
    Substitutes Only
    Week 2 of 4 Thursdays
    Samantha Krantz / Griselda Rodriguez
    Section# 46928
     
    2:30 — 3:30   Analyze Student Outcomes with Reports in Mastery Connect
    Kimberly Schell / Michele Rivera
    Section# 46942
      Getting Started with Mastery Connect (Instructional Coaches and Facilitators)
    Lisa Paguaga / Kimberly Schell
    Section# 46914
     
      Student Educational Plans and Accommodations (SEPA app)
    Kim Punzi-Elabiary / Karen Kaya
    Section# 47238
         
    2:30 — 4:00 Making Canvas Assignments Interactive
    Paula Jasser / Ernesto Gonzalez
    Section# 47193
    Microsoft Class Notebook
    Miriam Selevan / Laurie Mallis
    Section# 47200
        Creating Nearpod Lessons
    Janice Brim / Ernesto Gonzalez
    Section# 47219
    3:00 — 4:30 Getting to Know the Technology Integration Matrix (TIM)
    Adam Rizzi / Michele Rivera
    Section# 47194
    Getting Proficient with Canvas Quizzes
    Rhonda Weimann / Paula Jasser
    Section# 47010
    Microsoft Whiteboard 101
    Tamika Nelms / Griselda Rodriguez
    Section# 47214
      Microsoft Class Notebook
    Paula Jasser / Adam Rizzi
    Section# 47220
    SEL and the Gifted Learners
    Jacob Aronin / Zuzel Rodriguez / Laurie Mallis / Susan Teller
    Section# 46450
    Classflow
    Neena Grosvenor / Janice Brim / Lourdes Meyer
    Section# 47189
    How to Increase the Rigor in Online Assignments for Gifted Learners
    Jacob Aronin / Zuzel Rodriguez / Laurie Mallis / Susan Teller
    Section# 46872
       
        How to Create Enrichment Clusters Remotely for Gifted Learners
    Janice Brim / Lourdes Meyer / Neena Grosvenor
    Section# 47190
       
    3:00 — 6:00 Beginner’s Guide to eLearning
    Substitutes Only
    Week 3 of 4 Mondays

    Karen Kaya / LoriAyn Stickler
    Section# 46669
    Microsoft Academy
    Week 4 of 4 Tuesdays
    Sarah Mhyre / Samanta Krantz
    Section# 46838
    Class Notebook and Microsoft Tools in the Teams App
    Miriam Selevan / LoriAyn Stickler
    Section# 47215
    Virtual Tech Meet Up  
          Beginner’s Guide to eLearning
    Substitutes Only
    Week 2 of 4

    Ernesto Gonzalez / Michele Rivera
    Section# 46929
     
    3:30 — 4:30 Student Educational Plans and Accommodations (SEPA app)
    Kim Punzi-Elabiary / Samantha Krantz
    Section# 47253
           
    4:00 — 5:30     Getting Started with Polycom Studio USB Video Bar
    Janice Brim / Lourdes Meyer / Neena Grosvenor
    Section# 47190
       
    4:30 - 6:00 Getting Started with Canvas
    Substitutes Only
    Tamika Nelms / Griselda Rodriguez
    Section# 47208
    Teams for Web Conferencing
    Substitutes Only
    Susan Teller / TBD
    Section# 47209
    Getting Started with Canvas
    Substitutes Only
    Ernesto Gonzalez / Samantha Krantz
    Section# 47216
       
      Microsoft Trainer Academy
    Week 4 of 4 Tuesdays
    Miriam Selevan / Adam Rizzi
    Section# 46740
         

     

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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