Department Units

Innovative Learning
  • The Innovative Learning department is dedicated to sparking innovation, one learner at a time. There are multiple units within the departmental including Gifted and Talented students, Global Scholars, Instructional and Digital Materials, Instructional Technology, and Library/Media.

    Gifted & Talented

    The Gifted and Talented team works to address the unique needs of students identified as "gifted and talented." "Giftedness" is a status determined by a formal mechanism that identifies a cohort of students who have processing differences that enable exceptional mastery and/or engagement with a domain of knowledge or demonstrable skill.

    Schools have an obligation to identify and provide services for gifted and talented students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. A student may be referred for screening for gifted and talented by a parent/guardian, a teacher or other staff member, the student themselves or any other individual with knowledge of the student. Broward County Public Schools universally screens all second-grade students for gifted and talented with the CogAT. The State of Florida defines a gifted and talented student as "one who has superior intellectual development and is capable of high performance." Teachers of the gifted and talented must be appropriately endorsed by the State of Florida or working towards endorsement.

    Global Learning

    Broward schools promote global learning to prepare students for their world.

    Instructional and Digital Materials

    The Instructional and Digital Materials team strives to provide Broward County Public Schools with information regarding instructional materials that support 21st Century teaching and learning. Instructional Materials personnel are dedicated to providing the highest quality instructional materials to students and teachers. We are driven to affect student achievement and to acquire, organize, and make available the sources of information needed to purchase and maintain the District’s instructional materials.

    Instructional Technology

    The Instructional Technology team mentors educators to develop pathways to personalized learning through the Lighthouse Schools, Digital Classrooms, and Digital Infusion Programs. The team also delivers professional learning workshops designed to help teachers meaningfully infuse technology into everyday teaching and learning experiences. 


    The Broward County School Library mission is to provide face-to-face and blended learning experiences for students and teachers to become effective consumers & producers of print and digital tools and resources; actively promote reading for learning and pleasure; provide high-level, personalized instruction and active learning experiences through 21st Century library media programs and spaces; and to support college and career readiness skills and digital inclusion for all students.

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

    Support Director