Learning at a Distance

  • The School District is returning to school through eLearning because of the widespread cases of COVID – 19 in Broward County. The health, safety, and well-being of our employees, students, and their families are paramount. For information on COVID - 19 and the School District's response, please visit browardschools.com/Coronavirus. The School District is using the Canvas learning management system as our asynchronous classroom and Teams for our synchronous web conferencing tool. 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 SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 2

  • Innovative Learning will be providing professional learning and webinars the week of September 29 – October 2 including the following topics:

    WEBINARS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • Getting Started in Canvas
    • Getting Started with Discovery Education
    • Getting Started with Nearpod in Canvas
    • Getting Started with Mastery Connect
    • Getting Started with Vocabulary.com in Canvas
    • Getting Started with Newsela in Canvas
    • Getting Familiar with Canvas Studio
    • Top 10 Tips and Tricks in Canvas
    • Teams for Web Conferencing
    • The Interactive Classroom – Promethean Classflow
    • Beanstack Interactive Reading Log
      Best Practices for Web Conferencing
    • Creating Nearpod Lessons
    • Personalizing the Canvas with Playlists
    • Microsoft Class Notebook
    • Using Breakout Rooms in a Teams Web Conference
    • How to do Collaborative Team Projects Remotely for Gifted Learners
    • Course 2: Program Evaluation for Library Media
    • 8 Great Visual Elements and Design Ideas
    • Top 10 Tips and Tricks in Canvas
    • Program Evaluation for Library Media
    • Using Groups in Microsoft Teams Application – 4 in-service points.
    • Using Class Notebook and MS Tools in Teams App – 4 in-service points

    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 Tuesday Sept 29 Wednesday Sept 30 Thursday Oct 1 Friday Oct 2
    7:30 — 8:30 8 Great Visual Elements and Design Ideas
    Jacob Aronin / Lisa Paguaga
    Section# 45940
    Getting Familiar with Canvas Studio
    Karen Kaya / Susan Teller
    Section# 45942
    Best Practices for Web Conferencing
    Lisa Paguaga / Susan Teller
    CT# webinar_6243_15
    Getting Started with Vocabulary.com in Canvas
    Sarah Myhre / Laurie Mallis / Jacob Aronin
    CT# webinar_6243_13
    Teams for Web Conferencing
    Adam Rizzi / Zuzel Rodriguez
    Section# 45941
    Getting Started in Canvas
    Sarah Myhre / Jacob Aronin
    Section# 45943
    Teams for Web Conferencing
    Griselda Rodriguez / Zuzel Rodriguez
    Section# 45949
    Getting Familiar with Canvas Studio
    Susan Teller / Lisa Paguaga
    CT# webinar_6243_8
    2:30 — 3:30 Getting Started with Mastery Connect (Elementary)
    Kimberly Schell / LoriAyn Stickler
    Section #46046
    Getting Started with Mastery Connect (Elementary)
    Kimberly Schell / LoriAyn Stickler
    Section #46047
       
    2:30 — 4:00 Getting Started with Discovery Education
    Paula Jasser / LoriAyn Stickler
    CT# webinar_6243_20
    Getting Started with Newsela in Canvas
    Griselda Rodriguez / Lisa Paguaga
    CT# webinar_6243_16
    Creating Nearpod Lessons
    Adam Rizzi / Samantha Krantz
    CT# webinar_ 6243_22
    Creating Nearpod Lessons
    Ernesto Gonzalez / LoriAyn Stickler
    CT# webinar_ 6243_22
    Getting Started with Nearpod in Canvas
    Ernesto Gonzalez / Rhonda Weimann
    Section# 45939
    Top 10 Tips and Tricks in Canvas
    Samantha Krantz / Tamika Nelms
    Section# 45945
    Microsoft Class Notebook
    Tamika Nelms / Michele Rivera
    CT# webinar_ 6243_23
    Personalizing the Canvas Experience with Playlists
    Paula Jasser / Samantha Krantz
    Section# 46033
        The Interactive Classroom — Promethean Classflow
    Neena Grosvenor / Janice Brim / Lourdes Meyer
    Section# 46295
    The Interactive Classroom — Promethean Classflow
    Neena Grosvenor / Janice Brim / Lourdes Meyer
    Section# 46306
    2:30 — 5:30 Beanstack Interactive Reading Log
    Neena Grosvenor / Lourdes Meyer / Janice Brim
    Section# 43621
    FOR MEDIA SPECIALIST ONLY
    Course 2: Program Evaluation for Library Media
    (Day 1- Day 2 on Monday October 5)
    Neena Grosvenor / Lourdes Meyer / Janice Brim
    Section# 43600
       
    3:00 — 4:30   How to do Collaborative Team Projects Remotely for Gifted Learners
    Jacob Aronin / Susan Teller / Laurie Mallis
    Section# 46036
      How to do Collaborative Team Projects Remotely for Gifted Learners
    Jacob Aronin / Susan Teller / Laurie Mallis
    Section# 46239
      Microsoft Class Notebook
    Paula Jasser / Rhonda Weimann
    CT# webinar_6243_23
      Using Breakout Rooms in a Teams Web Conference
    Karen Kaya / Adam Rizzi
    Section# 46107
    3:00 — 6:00 Using Groups in the Teams Application
    Tamika Nelms / Michele Rivera
    CT# 39129586
      Using Class Notebook and Microsoft Tools in the Teams App
    Paula Jasser / Miriam Selevan
    CT# 39129587
    Using Groups in the Teams Application
    Tamika Nelms / Michele Rivera
    CT# 39129586
    Using Class Notebook and Microsoft Tools in the Teams App
    Miriam Selevan / Karen Kaya
    CT# 39129587
         
    4:00 — 5:00     Getting Started with Mastery Connect (Secondary)
    Kimberly Schell / LoriAyn Stickler
    Section# 46051
     

     

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

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    Phone: --

    Dr. Daryl Diamond

    Director


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