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 JANUARY 25 – 29

  • Innovative Learning will be providing professional learning and webinars the week of January 25 – January 29 including the following topics:

    WEBINARS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • NEW Getting to Know the New Rich Content Editor (RCE) in Canvas
    • NEW Aligning Digital Tools with Focused Teacher Evaluation Model (Week 1 of 2)
    • NEW Adding Creative Strategies to your Courses (Gifted)
    • NEW Creating Ownership with Calendars, Contracts, and Rubrics for Gifted Learners
    • Getting Started with Poly Studio Video Bar
    • Digital Resources Help
    • Student Education Plans and Accommodations (SEPA) App
    • Making Canvas Assignments Interactive
    • Getting Proficient with Mastery Connect (Secondary Science)
    • Getting Proficient with Mastery Connect (Secondary Math)
    • Whiteboard 101
    • Using Breakout Rooms in a Teams Web Conference
    • Creating Nearpod Lessons in Canvas
    • Microsoft Class Notebook
    • Microsoft Sway and Forms
    • Getting Started with Canvas Substitutes Only
    • Teams for Web Conferencing Substitutes Only

    Fully Online Professional Development Options

    • Nearpod Certified Educator (Jan 11-Mar 8) Tamika Nelms / Griselda Rodriguez – 8 in-service points Section# 47581
    • Canvas for Teachers (Feb 15-Apr 2) Ernesto Gonzalez / Samantha Krantz – 16 in-service points Section# 45269
    • Discovery Certified Educator (Feb 15-Mar 8) Paula Jasser / Miriam Selevan – 8 in-service points Section# 47584

    Professional Development Options via Webinar

    • Intro to OneDrive and OneNote - Section# 47843 – 4 in-service points
    • Beginner’s Guide to e-Learning (Substitutes Only) (Week 3 of 4) Section#47522 – 16 in-service points
    • Collaborative Projects with Canvas 2.0 - Section# 47857 – 4 in-service points
    • Aligning Digital Tools with the Focused Teacher Evaluation Model (Week 1 of 2) Section# 47730 – 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 Monday Jan 25 Tuesday Jan 26 Wednesday Jan 27 Thursday Jan 28 Friday Jan 29
    7:30 — 8:30   Student Education Plans and Accommodations (SEPA) App
    Karen Kaya / Kim Punzi-Elabiary
    Section# 47838
    Digital Resources Help
    Griselda Rodriguez / Karen Kaya
    Section# 47851
      Digital Resources Help
    Miriam Selevan / Sarah Myhre
    Section# 47852
    7:30 — 9:00 Making Canvas Assignments Interactive
    Sarah Myhre / Samantha Krantz
    Section# 47840
      Getting Proficient with Mastery Connect (Secondary Science)
    Rhonda Weimann / Tracy Collucci
    Section# 47853
    Whiteboard 101
    Samantha Krantz / Sarah Myhre
    Section# 47860
    Getting to Know the New Rich Content Editor (RCE) in Canvas
    Paula Jasser / Samantha Krantz
    Section# 47836
          Getting Started with Poly Studio Video Bar
    Janice Brim / Lourdes Meyer
    Section# 47806
     
          Getting Proficient with Mastery Connect (Secondary Math)
    Rhonda Weiman / Megan Haywood
    Section# 47855
     
    3:00 — 4:00         Student Education Plans & Accommodations
    LoriAyn Stickler/Kim Punzi-Elabiary
    Section# 47839
    3:00 — 4:30 Using Breakout Rooms in Teams Web Conferencing
    Miriam Selevan / Adam Rizzi
    Section# 47845
    Creating Nearpod Lessons in Canvas
    Tamika Nelms / Michele Rivera
    Section# 47847
    Getting Proficient with Mastery Connect (Secondary Math)
    Rhonda Weimann / Megan Haywood
    Section# 47854
    Microsoft Class Notebook
    Miriam Selevan / Adam Rizzi
    Section# 47861
     
    Adding Creative Strategies to your Courses (Gifted)
    Zuzel Rodriguez / Jacob Aronin / Susan Teller
    Section# 47819
      Microsoft Sway and Forms
    Lisa Paguaga / Samantha Krantz
    Section# 47858
    Getting Proficient with Mastery Connect (Secondary Science)
    Rhonda Weimann / Tracy Collucci
    Section# 47856
     
        Getting Started with Poly Studio Video Bar
    Janice Brim / Lourdes Meyer
    Section# 47805
    Making Canvas Assignments Interactive
    Paula Jasser / TBD
    Section# 47841
     
        Creating Ownership with Calendars, Contracts, and Rubrics for Gifted Learners
    Jacob Aronin / Zuzel Rodriguez / Susan Teller
    Section# 47818
       
    3:00 — 6:00 Intro to OneDrive and OneNote
    Michele Rivera / Rhonda Weimann
    Section# 47843
    Beginner’s Guide to e-Learning
    Substitutes Only
    Week 3 of 4

    Lisa Paguaga / Karen Kaya
    Section# 47522
    Collaborative Projects with Canvas 2.0
    Adam Rizzi / Griselda Rodriguez
    Section# 47857
       
    3:30 — 4:30   Digital Resources Help
    Ernesto Gonzalez / Griselda Rodriguez
    Section# 47848
      Student Education Plans & Accommodations (SEPA) App
    Michele Rivera / Kim Punzi-Elabiary
    Section# 47842
     
          Digital Resources Help
    Lisa Paguaga / Ernesto Gonzalez
    Section# 47862
     
    3:30 — 5:00 Getting Started with Canvas
    Substitutes Only
    Griselda Rodriguez / Tamika Nelms
    Section# 47846
    Aligning Digital Tools with Focused Teacher Evaluation Model
    Week 1 of 2
    Sarah Myhre / Samantha Krantz
    Section# 47730
    Getting Started with Canvas
    Substitutes Only
    Miriam Selevan / Tamika Nelms
    Section# 47859
    Teams for Web Conferencing
    Substitutes Only
    Jacob Aronin / Susan Teller
    Section# 47850
     
      Teams for Web Conferencing
    Substitutes Only
    Adam Rizzi / Miriam Selevan
    Section# 47849
         
    4:00 — 5:30   Getting Started with Poly Studio Video Bar
    Janice Brim / Lourdes Meyer
    Section# 47804
         

     

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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