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 WORKSHOP SERIES NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 4

  • Innovative Learning will be providing professional learning and webinars the week of November 30 – December 4 including the following topics:

    WEBINARS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • NEW More Microsoft Apps for the K-12 Classroom
    • NEW Microsoft Sway and Forms for the Classroom
    • NEW Making Canvas Assignments Interactive
    • Microsoft Whiteboard 101
    • DIG Deeper to Learn – Social Studies
    • Getting Proficient with Canvas Quizzes
    • Student Education Plans and Accommodations
    • Getting Started with Canvas
    • Getting to Know the Technology Integration Matrix (TIM)
    • Teams for Web Conferencing
    • Analyze Student Outcomes with Reports in Mastery Connect
    • Getting Started with Nearpod
    • Getting Familiar with Canvas Studio
    • How to do Online Research Projects for Gifted Learners
    • Beyond the Choice Board- Using Playlists for Gifted Learners
    • Recordex Interactive Classroom Teacher
    • Canvas for Teachers (August 2 – December 11)
    • Vocabulary.com Certified Educator (October 26 – December 13)
    • Newsela Certified Educator (October 26 – December 13)
    • Discovery Education Certified Educator (October 26 – December 13)

    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 30 Tuesday Dec 1 Wednesday Dec 2 Thursday Dec 3 Friday Dec 4
    7:30 — 8:30   Student Educational Plans and Accommodations
    Karen Kaya / Kim Punzi-Elabiary
    Section# 47336
      Student Educational Plans and Accommodations
    Karen Kaya / Kim Punzi-Elabiary
    Section# 47337
     
    7:30 — 9:00   Getting Started with Canvas
    Substitutes Only
    Samantha Krantz / TBD
    Section# 47341
    Getting to Know the Technology Integration Matrix (TIM)
    Adam Rizzi / Paula Jasser
    Section# 47318
    More Microsoft Apps for the K-12 Classroom
    Miriam Selevan / Lisa Paguaga
    Section# 47349
    Microsoft Whiteboard 101
    Tamika Nelms / Sarah Myhre
    Section# 47331
      Getting Familiar with Canvas Studio
    Rhonda Weimann / Sarah Myhre
    Section# 47339
    Microsoft Sway and Forms for the Classroom
    Lisa Paguaga / Miriam Selevan
    Section#
    Teams for Web Conferencing
    Susan Teller / Zuzel Rodriguez
    Section# 47354
    Getting Started with Canvas
    Substitutes Only
    Lisa Paguaga / Miriam Selevan
    Section# 47342
        Teams for Web Conferencing
    Substitutes Only
    Griselda Rodriguez / Karen Kaya
    Section# 47350
       
    9:00 — 12:00       Beginner’s Guide to eLearning
    Substitutes Only
    Week 3 of 4 Thursdays
    Samantha Krantz / Griselda Rodriguez
    Section# 46928
     
    2:30 — 3:30         Student Educational Plans and Accommodations
    LoriAyn Stickler / Kim Punzi-Elabiary
    Section# 47338
    2:30 — 4:00 Microsoft Whiteboard 101
    Tamika Nelms / Griselda Rodriguez
    Section# 47329
    Getting Started with Nearpod
    Tamika Nelms / Michele Rivera
    Section# 47343
    Microsoft Whiteboard 101
    Samantha Krantz / Paula Jasser
    Section# 47330
    Getting Proficient with Canvas Quizzes
    Samantha Krantz / Rhonda Weimann
    Section# 47333
    Getting Familiar with Canvas Studio
    Ernesto Gonzalez / Griselda Rodriguez
    Section# 47340
    Getting Proficient with Canvas Quizzes
    Michele Rivera / Rhonda Weimann
    Section# 47332
    Making Canvas Assignments Interactive
    Ernesto Gonzalez / Adam Rizzi
    Section# 47344
      Recordex Interactive Classroom Teacher – Stand Alone Mode
    Neena Grosvenor / Janice Brim / Lourdes Meyer
    Section# 47321
    Recordex Interactive Classroom Teacher – Tethered Mode
    Neena Grosvenor / Janice Brim / Lourdes Meyer
    Section# 47321
    3:00 — 4:00     Student Education Plans and Accommodations
    Karen Kaya / Kim Punzi-Elabiary
    Section# 47347
       
    3:00 — 4:30 Microsoft Class Notebook
    Miriam Selevan/Samantha Krantz
    Section# 47334
    Microsoft Sway and Forms for the Classroom
    Lisa Paguaga/Miriam Selevan
    Section# 47346
    Getting Proficient with Canvas Quizzes
    Ernesto Gonzalez/Rhonda Weimann
    Section# 47348
    Making Canvas Assignments Interactive
    Paula Jasser / Lisa Paguaga
    Section# 47345
     
    How to do Online Research Projects for Gifted Learners
    Jacob Aronin / Zuzel Rodriguez / Laurie Mallis / Susan Teller
    Section# 46454
      Beyond the Choice Board- Using Playlists for Gifted Learners
    Jacob Aronin / Zuzel Rodriguez / Laurie Mallis / Susan Teller
    Section# 46873
       
    3:00 — 6:00 Beginner’s Guide to eLearning
    Substitutes Only
    Week 4 of 4 Mondays

    Karen Kaya / LoriAyn Stickler
    Section# 46969
        Beginner’s Guide to eLearning
    Substitutes Only
    Week 3 of 4 Thursdays

    Ernesto Gonzalez / Michele Rivera
    Section#
     
    3:30 — 4:30       DIG Deeper to Learn – Social Studies

    Section# 46837
     
    4:30 - 6:00   Getting Started with Canvas
    Substitutes Only
    LoriAyn Stickler / Susan Teller
    Section# 47352
    Teams for Web Conferencing
    Substitutes Only
    Janice Brim / Lourdes Meyer
    Section# 47355
    Getting Started with Canvas
    Substitutes Only
    Adam Rizzi / TBD
    Section# 47353
     

     

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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