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. 


  • 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 will be providing professional learning and webinars the week of April 12 – April 16 including the following topics:

    • NEW Reading and Writing in the Gifted Classroom
    • NEW “No More, I’m Finished! What do I do now?” Open the Floodgates and Let your Gifted Students Soar!
    • Student Education Plans and Accommodations (SEPA) App
    • Getting Started with Nearpod
    • Creating Lessons in Nearpod
    • Getting Started with Poly Studio
    • Microsoft Immersive Reader
    • Getting Started with Canvas Substitutes Only
    • Teams for Web Conferencing Substitutes Only
    • Microsoft Whiteboard 101
    • Getting to Know the Technology Integration Matrix (TIM)

    Fully Online Professional Development Options

    • Celebrating Success with Formative and Summative Assessments (March 15 – May 14) Rhonda Weimann / Lisa Paguaga – Section# 48307 – 16 in-service points
    • Vocabulary.com Certified Educator (April 5 – May 7) Sarah Myhre / Karen Kaya – Section# 48655 – 8 in-service points

    Professional Development Options via TEAMS

    • Beginner’s Guide for e-Learning (Substitutes Only – Week 1 of 4) – 16 in-service points
    • Microsoft Academy (Week 4 of 4) – Section# 48331 – 8 in-service points
    • Simplified Design Tools (Week 1 of 2) – Section# 48672 – 4 in-service points
    • Intro to OneDrive and OneNote (Week 1 of 2) – Section# 48733 – 4 in-service points
    • Hybrid Learning with Multiple Digital Tools – Section# 48739 – 4 in-service points
    Project Basen Learning

    Want to add engaging projects to your PBL’s? Introducing the new Broward PBL Portal @SciStarter LTI in Canvas
    This new external tool is now available to all BCPS K-12 Teachers and Students!! Join us for the webinars and learn how to assign these engaging projects to your students!

    Elementary School April 12th – 3:30 – 5 pm Section# 48635
    Middle School April 14th – 3:30 – 5 pm Section #48680
    High School April 15th – 3:30 – 5 pm Section# 48681

    Please download The day-to-day full Schedule of the Webinars



    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.

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


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