Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology
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    The Instructional Technology team assists in opening the digital doorway for all learners in the district, including students, teachers, and staff, through customized training, modeling, and ongoing support.  Instructional Technology Facilitators work with schools to develop pathways to personalized learning through the various digital programs, tools, and resources throughout the district.

  • Canvas Learning Management System (LMS)

    Broward County Public Schools has selected Canvas as our K-12 Learning Management System (LMS).

    Teachers and students can log on to Canvas through their Clever dashboard using their Active Directory username and password.

    Learn More About Canvas this Year!
    Training opportunities will be posted in Learning Across Broward (LAB) for teachers, administrators, and district personnel.

    The following Canvas Courses will be offered multiple times throughout the school year. Check Learning Across Broward (LAB) for the most current offerings.

    • Canvas for Teachers, F2F & Online
    • Blended Learning Tips & Tricks in Canvas, F2F & Online
    • Formative & Summative Assessments in Canvas, F2F & Online
    • Collaborative Projects in Canvas, F2F
    • Best Practices for Creating Online Assignments, Office365 & Canvas, F2F
    • Canvas Champions: Looking for a Canvas Champion at every school!
    • Getting Started w/Canvas - Substitutes (Webinar)

    Want to keep up with what's new in Canvas and the Digital Resources available? Check out this course available in Canvas.

    DIGITAL RESOURCES - EASY AS...1-2-3!

  • Digital Textbook Access

    Click here for Student Resources Digital Textbooks & Digital Resources

    Click here for DIGITAL RESOURCES - EASY AS...1-2-3!

    (Online repository for Broward County Public School's instructional materials, Canvas resources, and all kinds of really cool learning tools is just what you need.)

  • Discovery Education

    Discovery Education

    Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for grades K-12. Featuring tens of thousands of standards-aligned and searchable videos, images, primary source documents, podcasts, audiobooks, articles and more. Discovery Education has long been a “must-have” cross-curricular K-12 digital content resource for educators across the country. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students. With its new Streaming interface, Discovery Education continues to transform teaching and learning with award-winning multimedia content. In addition to an updated look and feel, the content creation tools within the services’ new Studio feature will allow teachers and students to collaborate in real-time on virtual projects. These features can be controlled by the teacher to monitor interactions, provide instant grading feedback, review progress, and more.

    Accelerate student achievement in your classroom by capturing the minds and imaginations of students with the fascination of Discovery, tapping into students’ natural curiosity and desire to learn.

  • Mastery Connect

    MasteryConnect is an online Assessment Tool that allows teachers to administer standards-based assessments to their students and provides the following features:

    • Assessments that can be delivered through Canvas with Gradebook Passback
    • A place for all your Formative, Summative and Benchmark Assessments to be housed
    • Reports from those Assessments that include data to drive instruction
    • Easy identification of students and groups of students who need intervention or remediation

    MasteryConnect is available for all K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Instructional Coaches and Facilitators. BCPS has recently purchased the Certica Navigate Item Bank within MasteryConnect which includes multiple question types. These items can be used to create Assessments and added to Trackers.

    To learn more about MasteryConnect, click the link below to enroll in the Canvas course that has been created as a resource for Teachers and Staff using MasteryConnect. https://browardschools.instructure.com/enroll/WFXHMH. Trainings for Teachers and Administrators using MasteryConnect will be continuing through September. Registration will be through LAB. Please watch the BCPS Alerts for more information about these trainings.

    Learn about all the features available in MasterConnect here! Using MasteryConnect is a simple process of:

    1. Activating MasteryConnect accountPreview the document
      You will need to activate your MasteryConnect account to get started. 

    2. Setting up Course "Trackers"Preview the document
      • A tracker is basically a class roster.
      • A tracker is needed to create and deliver classroom assessments or district benchmarks.

    3. Creating an Assessment (Links to an external site.)
      • Classroom Assessments can be created from an uploaded document or from an online item bank.
      • Any assessment a teacher creates in MasteryConnect is called a formative assessment.

    4. Delivering an Assessment through Canvas (Links to an external site.) or through a Web Browser (Links to an external site.)
      • You may need to log into MasteryConnect from Clever prior to connecting to and delivering an assessment through Canvas. Benchmark tests can also be delivered through MasteryConnect. Benchmarks will automatically be added to a teacher's tracker during open testing windows.

    5. Analyze student data in a variety of reports and display views (Links to an external site.)!

  • Meet the Team

    Jaclyn Sherman
    Jaclyn Sherman
    Project Manager


    The Instructional Technology unit of the Department of Innovative Learning provides instructional support to all Broward schools in the integration of technology and the shift to personalized learning, offering a variety of professional learning opportunities, both online and face to face. The 2023-2024 school year brings many digital applications to Broward schools, teachers and students, along with a menu of support options.

    Douglas Satran Karen Kaya Kymarie Mcewan
    Danielle Gillett Chambers
    Instructional Technology Facilitator
    Douglas Satran
    Instructional Technology Facilitator
    Karen Kaya Instructional Technology Facilitator Kymarie McEwan
    Instructional Technology Facilitator
    Margartia Malpica Nashira Moore Nathan Clock
    Margarita Malpica
    Instructional Technology Facilitator
    Nashira Moore
    Instructional Technology Facilitator
    Nathan Clock
    Instructional Technology Facilitator

    Look for your Instructional Technology Facilitator (ITF) in the table below.
    Please email your ITF for additional information and school support.

  • Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE)

    Microsoft Certified Educator LogoThe Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) certification validates that educators have the global educator technology literacy competencies needed to provide a rich, custom learning experience for students. MCE certification is ideal for educators-in-training, faculty of teacher training colleges, and in-service educators..

    April Beaumont, Nova Dwight D Eisenhower Elementary
    Kimberly Bencie, Croissant Elementary School
    Rachelle Blain, Croissant Elementary School
    Vitra Boodoosingh, Crystal Lake Middle School
    Brandon Boswell, Cypress Bay High School
    Jessica Burns, Deerfield Beach Elementary
    Monica Alfonso Cepeda, Pembroke Lakes Elementary School
    Traci Cohen, Crystal Lake Middle School
    Charlene Franklin, McNicol Middle School
    Paula Gardenhire, Croissant Elementary School
    Jenna Gentile, McNicol Middle School
    Andrew Gerlach, Deerfield Beach Elementary
    Remona Hammonds, Nova Dwight D Eisenhower Elementary
    Sarah Harriott, Croissant Elementary School
    Elayne Hollander, Instructional Technology Department
    Drupatie Jawahir, Nova Dwight D Eisenhower Elementary
    Karen Kaya, Innovative Learning Department
    Nicole Kridos, Deerfield Beach Elementary
    Aaron LaPlante, Deerfield Beach Elementary
    Dr. Simone Lewis, Crystal Lake Community MiddleV
    Melissa Macrina, Croissant Elementary School
    Jennifer Monnin, Pembroke Lakes Elementary School
    Nashira Moore, Innovative Learning Department
    Lisa Paguaga, Information Technology Department
    Donna Parise, Nova Dwight D Eisenhower Elementary
    Dana Paz, Nova Dwight D Eisenhower Elementary
    Clarel Amure Rankins, Nova Dwight D Eisenhower Elementary
    Tyler RaphaelPembroke Lakes Elementary School
    Sarah Rose Rappaport, Seminole Middle School
    Jessica Rivero, Pembroke Lakes Elementary
    Candace Rodriguez, Croissant Elementary School
    Nancy Rubin, Cypress Run Education Center
    Jaclyn Sherman, Innovative Learning Department
    Amando Soeder, Deerfield Beach Elementary
    Lily SuarezPembroke Lakes Elementary School
    Celia Taylor, Innovative Learning Department
    Guillermo Rodriguez Vazquez, Crystal Lake Community Middle
    Rosemarie Winston, Walker Elementary
    David Yaussy Jr, Croissant Elementary School
    Jennifer Young, Crystal Lake Community Middle

  • Microsoft Incubator Schools

    "incubator"

    Our Showcase Incubator Schools have committed to partner with Microsoft on their transformation journey to becoming a Microsoft Showcase School. We are excited to partner with and recognize these schools.

     

    1. Cypress Run Education Center
    2. McNicol Middle School
    3. Pompano Beach High School
    4. Crystal Lake Middle School
    5. Plantation Elementary School
    6. Mirror Lakes Elementary School

  • Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE)

    microsoft innovative educator badge Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) programs are designed to help educators move along a pathway from those who are just beginning to integrate Microsoft tools into the classroom to becoming leaders of innovation in education. Microsoft has developed these programs to recognize global educator visionaries who are using technology to pave the way for their peers for better learning and student outcomes. This is the first step on a journey of joining a professional learning network of enthusiastic educators who come together to learn, share, and grow.

    Start your journey by becoming a Microsoft Innovative Educator. MIEs are educators that are using Microsoft tools in the classroom and have learned the fundamentals of some of these tools, such as Windows 10, Edge, OneDrive, Word online, PowerPoint online, Excel online, Sway, One Note, and OneNote Class Notebook. Participants will learn how to use the Office 365 applications for student collaboration and about 21st Century Learning Design to help set the foundation for technology integration in their classrooms.

    To become a Microsoft Innovative Educator, you need to attend a 2 day, face-to-face training and join the Microsoft Educator Community. To register, please go to  Learning Across Broward and search for “Microsoft Academy.” Upon completion, participants will receive a MIE certificate and digital badge.

    To learn more about the Microsoft Innovative Educator programs, please click on the following link,  https://education.microsoft.com/microsoft-innovative-educator-programs/overview

    Microsoft Innovative Educators

    Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainers

  • Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE)

    MIEE 2022-23Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) MIE have adopted 21st century teaching and learning, take risks, and strive to improve their pedagogy to integrate technology tools that improve student outcomes. MIE Experts share their learning with colleagues and other educators through local training programs in their own school systems, presentations at conferences, blogs, social channels, and more. Resourceful and entrepreneurial, they relish the role of change agent, and work to achieve excellence in education using Microsoft technologies coupled with their innovative teaching practices.

    Monica Alfonso Cepeda, Pembroke Lakes Elementary School
    Ashley Chaput, Pembroke Lakes Elementary School
    Brandon Boswell, Cypress Bay High School
    Britini Diaz, Pembroke Lakes Elementary School
    Jawahir Drupatie, Nova Eisenhower Elementary School
    Tania Fernandez, Pembroke Lakes Elementary School
    Katrina Fossella, Pembroke Lakes Elementary School
    Andrew Gerlach, Deerfield Beach Elementary School
    Maite Hernandez, Falcon Cove Middle School
    Elayne Hollander, Gator Run Elementary
    Bibi Hussain, Glades Middle School
    Lauren Sanchez (Imber), Pembroke Lakes Elementary School
    Suzan Johnson, Fairway Elementary School
    Latoya Jones, Sanders Park Elementary School
    Kaylee Kramer, Pompano Beach High School
    Lisa London, Fort Lauderdale High School
    Shawn Maas, Cypress Bay High School
    Jennifer Monnin, Pembroke Lakes Elementary
    Monika Moorman, Central Park Elementary
    Lisa Paguaga, Innovative Learning Department
    Donna Parise, Nova Dwight D Eisenhower Elementary
    Dana Paz, Nova Dwight D Eisenhower Elementary
    Bailey Pearlman, Pompano Beach High School
    Nadia Peshimam, Pembroke Lakes Elementary School
    Tyler RaphaelPembroke Lakes Elementary School
    Sarah Rappaport, Seminole Middle School
    Jessica Rivero, Pembroke Lakes Elementary
    Lindsay Ryder, Pembroke Lakes Elementary School
    Miriam Selevan, Innovative learning Department
    Christina Shearer, Pembroke Lakes Elementary School
    Jaclyn Sherman, Innovative Learning Department
    Lily SuarezPembroke Lakes Elementary School
    Celia Taylor, Seminole Middle School
    Rosemarie Winston, Walker Elementary
    Stephanie Ziccardi, Pembroke Lakes Elementary School

  • Microsoft Showcase School

    microsoft innovative educator badge Microsoft Showcase Schools are a global community of schools engaged in an innovative change to improve teaching and learning using Microsoft’s K-12 Education Transformation Framework. With the support and guidance of Microsoft, Showcase Schools create immersive and inclusive experiences that inspire lifelong learning, stimulating the development of essential life skills so students are empowered to achieve more.

    Showcase School leadership teams are part of a professional community that amplifies the use of technology to drive school-wide transformation and efficiencies. Microsoft Showcase Schools emphasize personalized learning for their students through the use of 1:1 and 1:many learning devices with current technology such as Windows devices, Azure, Office 365, OneNote, Minecraft: Education Edition, and more.

    Pembroke Lakes Elementary School - Microsoft Showcase School

    Pembroke Lakes ES

    Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School - Microsoft Showcase School

    Dwight D. Eisenhower ES

    Croissant Park Elementary School - Microsoft Showcase School

    Deerfield Beach Elementary School - Microsoft Showcase School

  • Nearpod

    Nearpod The District has purchased Nearpod for all K – 12 teachers to use to teach students about digital citizenship and literacy. Nearpod's Digital Citizenship & Literacy Library Lessons empower students to use technology safely, responsibly, and effectively.

    Nearpod's Digital Citizenship & Literacy Library:

    • Empower students to use technology safely, responsibly, and effectively with Nearpod's Digital Citizenship and Literacy supplemental curriculum.
    • Developed in partnership with Common Sense Education
    • Support instruction in computer science including digital citizenship, coding, applications of technology, keyboarding, and media literacy
    • 400+ learning experiences
    • Integrate Nearpod lessons using the Canvas LTI. Learn more about this integration here.

    College and Career Exploration:

    • Increase access and exposure to college and career opportunities with Nearpod's College and Career Explorations supplemental curriculum.

    Nearpod Social and Emotional Learning (SEL):

    • Build positive, safe, and empowering learning environments with Nearpod's Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) supplemental curriculum.

    Nearpod for English Learners (EL):

    • Reach our English Learners with immersive, relevant instructions with Nearpod's English Learners supplemental curriculum.

    Accessing Nearpod:

    • BCPS Teachers access Nearpod via the Clever Launchpad, or the LTI link in the Canvas Course Navigation.
    • BCPS Students can access the following self-paced Nearpod's lessons via the Student Textbooks and Resources Canvas Course.
      • Nearpod (K-12)
      • Nearpod Keyboarding (K-12)
      • Nearpod Social & Emotional Learning (K-12)
      • Nearpod Microsoft (K-12)
      • Nearpod College & Career Exploration (K-12)
      • Nearpod Virtual Reality Career Tours (6-12)

  • Newsela

    NEWSELA Newsela is an innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that is always relevant: daily news. It is easy to use and has amazing articles for students to read. Every article is written at five (5) reading levels and is Common Core-aligned.  Please click here to view a document that serves as a crosswalk between the Common Core standards used for Newsela articles and the Florida Standards.

    Articles are high-interest topics, leading students toward a deeper examination of content through interactive annotations and editable written-response questions. From astronomy to zoology, there is something for every student’s taste and every teacher’s subject area. The program automatically assigns articles to students and teachers are able to see who read the story, passed the quiz and took notes, all in a single screen. The teacher and administrator binder record student results and displays reading-level achievement in a crystal-clear, visual format.

  • Technology Integration Matrix (TIM)

    Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) Training Application

    What is the Technology Integration Matrix?

    The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells, each with a description of the types of activities and technology tools used.

    What is the Technology Integration Matrix Observation (TIM-O) Training?

    The TIM-O is a flexible tool for classroom walkthroughs that can be used for formative feedback, peer coaching, grant evaluation, or professional development planning. The TIM-O is a web-based system that works on any device and requires no software installation. It’s designed to guide principals, teachers, and others through the process of evaluating the level of technology integration within a particular classroom. When completed, the tool produces a profile for the observed lesson in terms of the Technology Integration Matrix.

    Broward County Public School is offering training opportunities for administrators, teachers, magnet coordinators, media specialist, and district support staff on how to effectively use the TIM- O tool when observing classrooms using technology. Participants in this training will learn how to identify the various technology integration levels and the different learning environments.

    What do you have to do to become a TIM-O Observer?

    1. Complete a 1-day TIM-O face-to-face training (Technology Integration Matrix Observer) at a location in Broward County Public Schools.
    2. Complete a 20-hour online training course (TIM for Instructional Design & Coaching) through Canvas.
    3. Complete the application below and obtain principal’s signature indicating approval of your training participation and ability to conduct observations during the year.
    4. Complete five (5) TIM-O observation/coaching cycles (Pre-Conference -> TIM Observation -> Coaching Session -> Follow-Up Observation). These observations can be done at your home school or any school in Broward County.

    TIM-O Observer Application

    Please fill out the following application to indicate your interest in becoming a TIM-O Observer.

    District Certified TIM Observer

    These are the individuals that have successfully completed BOTH the Technology Integration Matrix - Observers (F2F) and the TIM for Instructional Design and Coaching (Online) courses. 


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. Sherri N. Wilson

    Director

Technology & Instruction

  • Jaclyn Sherman
    Project Manager

    Phone: 754-321-2620