Learning at a Distance

  • The School District is now in Phase III of a hybrid model of instruction giving families the option of continuing to receive instruction remotely, while encouraging students to return to school; especially students who are not making academic progress. 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. An emphasis is being made to return to in-class instruction, while keeping socially distant and using the Poly Studio USB Video Bar to enable remote students to participate in the in-class activities. This is a change from Phase II when instruction was delivered virtually to both in-class and remote students using the digital tools mentioned above.  

    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.

Seasons of Learning VI - We're Blooming Year Round

  • Innovative Learning will be providing professional learning and webinars the weeks of July 5 – July 30 as part of Seasons of Learning VI

    Seasons of Learning VI - We're Blooming Year Round

     

    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.com.

  • Week of July 5 - July 9

    Date Section Title Time Facilitator
    Tues
    July 6
    48700 Beginner’s Guide to eLearning (Day 1) 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Adam Rizzi, Jaclyn Sherman
    35472 Discovery Certified Educator 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Lisa Paguaga, Laurie Mallis
    49131 Integrating Digital Tools into Classroom Instruction 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Rhonda Weimann, Samantha Krantz
    Wed
    July 7
    48700 Beginner’s Guide to eLearning (Day 2) 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Adam Rizzi, Jaclyn Sherman
    49010 Discovery Certified Educator 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Lisa Paguaga, Laurie Mallis
    48689 Integrating Digital Tools into Classroom Instruction 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Rhonda Weimann, Samantha Krantz
    Thurs
    July 8
    48702 Microsoft Academy (Day 1) 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Adam Rizzi, Jaclyn Sherman
    46580 Vocabulary.com Certified Educator 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Lisa Paguaga, Laurie Mallis
    49132 Integrating Digital Tools into Classroom Instruction 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Rhonda Weimann, Samantha Krantz
    Fri
    July 9
    48702 Microsoft Academy (Day 2) 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Adam Rizzi, Jaclyn Sherman
    49011 Vocabulary.com Certified Educator 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Lisa Paguaga, Laurie Mallis
    49133 Integrating Digital Tools into Classroom Instruction 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Rhonda Weimann, Samantha Krantz

  • Week of July 12 - July 15

    Date Section Title Time Facilitator
    Mon
    July 12
    49144 Discovery Education Certified Educator 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Samantha Krantz, Lisa Paguaga
    49151 Microsoft Academy (Day 1) 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Miriam Selevan, Laurie Mallis
    49134 Integrating Digital Tools into Classroom Instruction 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Rhonda Weimann, Jacob Aronin
    48704 TIM for Observers 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Jaclyn Sherman, Sasha Behm, Brandee Harris
    48631 Deepen Student Inquiry with Effective Questions and Interactive Learning Experiences (Elementary) Day 1 of 4 8:30-11:30 Janice Brim, Lourdes Meyer
    49154 Deepen Student Inquiry with Effective Questions and Interactive Learning Experiences (Secondary) Day 1 of 4 12:30-3:30 Janice Brim, Lourdes Meyer
    Tues
    July 13
    49145 Discovery Education Certified Educator 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Samantha Krantz, Lisa Paguaga
    49151 Microsoft Academy (Day 2) 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Miriam Selevan, Laurie Mallis
    49135 Integrating Digital Tools into Classroom Instruction 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Rhonda Weimann, Jacob Aronin
    45280 Using Groups in the Teams App 8:30-11:30 Jaclyn Sherman, LoriAyn Stickler
    48703 Intro to Microsoft OneDrive and OneNote 12:30-3:30 Jaclyn Sherman, LoriAyn Stickler
    48631 Deepen Student Inquiry with Effective Questions and Interactive Learning Experiences (Elementary) Day 2 of 4 8:30-11:30 Janice Brim, Lourdes Meyer
    49154 Deepen Student Inquiry with Effective Questions and Interactive Learning Experiences (Secondary) Day 2 of 4 12:30-3:30 Janice Brim, Lourdes Meyer
    Wed
    July 14
    49152 Nearpod Certified Educator 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Samantha Krantz, Lisa Paguaga
    35537 Microsoft Trainer Academy 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Miriam Selevan, Laurie Mallis
    49136 Integrating Digital Tools into Classroom Instruction 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Rhonda Weimann, Jacob Aronin
    48631 Deepen Student Inquiry with Effective Questions and Interactive Learning Experiences (Elementary) Day 3 of 4 8:30-11:30 Janice Brim, Lourdes Meyer
    49154 Deepen Student Inquiry with Effective Questions and Interactive Learning Experiences (Secondary) Day 3 of 4 12:30-3:30 Janice Brim, Lourdes Meyer
    Thurs
    July 15
    49153 Nearpod Certified Educator 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Samantha Krantz, Lisa Paguaga
    49156 Microsoft Trainer Academy 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Miriam Selevan, Laurie Mallis
    49137 Integrating Digital Tools into Classroom Instruction 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Rhonda Weimann, Jacob Aronin
    48631 Deepen Student Inquiry with Effective Questions and Interactive Learning Experiences (Elementary) Day 4 of 4 8:30-11:30 Janice Brim, Lourdes Meyer
    49154 Deepen Student Inquiry with Effective Questions and Interactive Learning Experiences (Secondary) Day 4 of 4 12:30-3:30 Janice Brim, Lourdes Meyer

  • Week of July 19 - July 22

    Date Section Title Time Facilitator
    Mon
    July 19
    49146 Discovery Certified Educator 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Rhonda Weimann, Susan Teller
    49155 Microsoft Trainer Academy 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Miriam Selevan, Laurie Mallis
    49157 Aligning Digital Tools to the FTEM 8:30-11:30 Sarah Myhre, Samantha Krantz
    47486 Meet the Needs of All Learners 12:30-3:30 Sarah Myhre, Samantha Krantz
    48703 Intro to OneDrive and OneNote 8:30-11:30 Ernesto Gonzalez, Jacob Aronin
    49170 Celebrating Student Success with Digital Badges 12:30-3:30 Ernesto Gonzalez, Jacob Aronin
    49166 Deepen Student Inquiry with Effective Questions and Interactive Learning Experiences (Elementary) Day 1 of 4 8:30-11:30 Janice Brim, Lourdes Meyer
    49167 Deepen Student Inquiry with Effective Questions and Interactive Learning Experiences (Secondary) Day 1 of 4 12:30-3:30 Janice Brim, Lourdes Meyer
    Tues
    July 20
    49147 Discovery Certified Educator 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Rhonda Weimann, Susan Teller
    40428 Nearpod Certified Educator 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Miriam Selevan, Laurie Mallis
    49158 Aligning Digital Tools to the FTEM 8:30-11:30 Sarah Myhre, Samantha Krantz
    49165 Meet the Needs of All Learners 12:30-3:30 Sarah Myhre, Samantha Krantz
    49161 Intro to OneDrive and OneNote 8:30-11:30 Ernesto Gonzalez, Jacob Aronin
    49171 Celebrating Student Success with Digital Badges 12:30-3:30 Ernesto Gonzalez, Jacob Aronin
    49166 Deepen Student Inquiry with Effective Questions and Interactive Learning Experiences (Elementary) Day 2 of 4 8:30-11:30 Janice Brim, Lourdes Meyer
    49167 Deepen Student Inquiry with Effective Questions and Interactive Learning Experiences (Secondary) Day 2 of 4 12:30-3:30 Janice Brim, Lourdes Meyer
    Wed
    July 21
    49178 Nearpod Certified Educator 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Miriam Selevan, Laurie Mallis
    48698 Custom Creation with Canva 8:30-11:30 Sarah Myhre, Samantha Krantz
    49168 Using Groups in the Teams App 12:30-3:30 Sarah Myhre, Samantha Krantz
    49162 Intro to OneDrive and OneNote 8:30-11:30 Ernesto Gonzalez, Jacob Aronin
    49174 Celebrating Student Success with Digital Badges 12:30-3:30 Ernesto Gonzalez, Jacob Aronin
    49176 Class Notebook and MS Tools in the Teams App 8:30-11:30 Rhonda Weimann, Susan Teller
    48688 Active Learning with MS SWAY & Forms 12:30-3:30 Rhonda Weimann, Susan Teller
    49166 Deepen Student Inquiry with Effective Questions and Interactive Learning Experiences (Elementary) Day 3 of 4 8:30-11:30 Janice Brim, Lourdes Meyer
    49167 Deepen Student Inquiry with Effective Questions and Interactive Learning Experiences (Secondary) Day 3 of 4 12:30-3:30 Janice Brim, Lourdes Meyer
    Thurs
    July 22
    49179 Nearpod Certified Educator 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Miriam Selevan, Laurie Mallis
    49159 Custom Creation with Canva 8:30-11:30 Sarah Myhre, Samantha Krantz
    49169 Using Groups in the Teams App 12:30-3:30 Sarah Myhre, Samantha Krantz
    49163 Intro to OneDrive and OneNote 8:30-11:30 Ernesto Gonzalez, Jacob Aronin
    49175 Celebrating Student Success with Digital Badges 12:30-3:30 Ernesto Gonzalez, Jacob Aronin
    49177 Class Notebook and MS Tools in the Teams App 8:30-11:30 Rhonda Weimann, Susan Teller
    49188 Active Learning with MS SWAY & Forms 12:30-3:30 Rhonda Weimann, Susan Teller
    49166 Deepen Student Inquiry with Effective Questions and Interactive Learning Experiences (Elementary) Day 4 of 4 8:30-11:30 Janice Brim, Lourdes Meyer
    49167 Deepen Student Inquiry with Effective Questions and Interactive Learning Experiences (Secondary) Day 4 of 4 12:30-3:30 Janice Brim, Lourdes Meyer

  • Week of July 26 - July 30

    Date Section Title Time Facilitator
    Mon
    July 26
    49150 Microsoft Academy (Day 1) 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Adam Rizzi, Lourdes Meyer
    49140 Integrating Digital Tools into Classroom Instruction 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Jacob Aronin, LoriAyn Stickler
    49148 Discovery Certified Educator 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Ernesto Gonzalez, Susan Teller
    49180 Celebrating Student Success with Digital Badges 8:30-11:30 Samantha Krantz, Sarah Myhre
    49182 Custom Creation with Canva 12:30-3:30 Samantha Krantz, Sarah Myhre
    Tues
    July 27
    49150 Microsoft Academy (Day 1) 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Adam Rizzi, Lourdes Meyer
    49141 Integrating Digital Tools into Classroom Instruction 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Jacob Aronin, LoriAyn Stickler
    49149 Discovery Certified Educator 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Ernesto Gonzalez, Susan Teller
    49181 Celebrating Student Success with Digital Badges 8:30-11:30 Samantha Krantz, Sarah Myhre
    49183 Custom Creation with Canva 12:30-3:30 Samantha Krantz, Sarah Myhre
    Wed
    July 28
    47335 Canvas for Teachers (Day 1) 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Ernesto Gonzalez, Susan Teller
    49142 Integrating Digital Tools into Classroom Instruction 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Jacob Aronin, LoriAyn Stickler
    49172 Celebrating Student Success with Digital Badges 8:30-11:30 Samantha Krantz, Sarah Myhre
    49184 Custom Creation with Canva 12:30-3:30 Samantha Krantz, Sarah Myhre
    49189 Using Groups in the Teams App 8:30-11:30 Adam Rizzi, Lourdes Meyer
    49191 Class Notebook and MS Tools in the Teams App 12:30-3:30 Adam Rizzi, Lourdes Meyer
    Thurs
    July 29
    47335 Canvas for Teachers (Day 1) 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Ernesto Gonzalez, Susan Teller
    49143 Integrating Digital Tools into Classroom Instruction 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30 Jacob Aronin, LoriAyn Stickler
    49173 Celebrating Student Success with Digital Badges 8:30-11:30 Samantha Krantz, Sarah Myhre
    49185 Custom Creation with Canva 12:30-3:30 Samantha Krantz, Sarah Myhre
    49190 Using Groups in the Teams App 8:30-11:30 Adam Rizzi, Lourdes Meyer
    49192 Class Notebook and MS Tools in the Teams App 12:30-3:30 Adam Rizzi, Lourdes Meyer

Contact Information

  • Innovative Learning

    600 SE Third Avenue

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

    Phone: 754-321-2620

    Fax: 754-321-2766

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    Dr. Daryl Diamond

    Director


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