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. 

Digital Citizenship Resources October 19 - October 22

  • Nearpod is empowering students to use technology safely, responsibly, and effectively. Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week with Nearpod and Flocabulary lessons on digital citizenship, technology applications, keyboarding, media literacy, and coding for all ages. Click here for more information.

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 OCTOBER 19 – 23

  • Innovative Learning will be providing professional learning and webinars the week of October 19 – October 23 including the following topics:

    WEBINARS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • Getting Started with Canvas
    • Teams for Web Conferencing
    • 8 Great Visual Elements and Design Ideas
    • Getting Started with Nearpod in Canvas
    • Getting Started with Discovery Education in Canvas
    • Getting Started with Mastery Connect Instructional Coaches and Facilitators
    • Using Breakout Rooms in a Teams Web Conference
    • Microsoft Class Notebook
    • Course 4: Collection Development
      Media Specialists Only – 8 in-service points
    • Beginner’s Guide to eLearning
      Substitutes Only – 16 in-service points
    • Class Notebook and Microsoft Tools in the Teams Application – 4 in-service points
    • Using Groups in the Teams Application – 4 in-service points
    SEASONS OF LEARNING
    Monday, October 19, 2020 Only 8:30 – 3:30
    • Canvas Champions
    • Microsoft Trainer
    • Discovery Education Certified Educator
    • Newsela Certified Educator
    • Nearpod Certified Educator
    • Vocabulary.com Certified Educator

    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 Oct 19 Tuesday Oct 20 Wednesday Oct 21 Thursday Oct 22 Friday Oct 23
    7:30 — 8:30 SOL Courses 8:30 – 3:30

    Canvas Champion
    Griselda Rodriguez / Adam Rizzi
    Section #46574

    Microsoft Trainer
    Miriam Selevan / Lisa Paguaga
    Section# 46576

    Newsela Certified Educator
    Karen Kaya / Samantha Krantz
    Section# 46577

    Nearpod Certified Educator
    Tamika Nelms / Ernesto Gonzalez
    Section# 46578

    Discovery Education Certified Educator
    Paula Jasser / Michele Rivera
    Section# 46570

    Vocabulary.com Certified Educator
    Sarah Mhyre / Rhonda Weimann
    Section# 46580

    Getting Started with Canvas
    Susan Teller / Zuzel Rodriguez
    Section# 46662
    Teams for Web Conferencing
    Jacob Aronin / LoriAyn Stickler
    Section# 46155
    8 Great Visual Elements & Design Ideas
    Sarah Myhre / Jacob Aronin
    Section# 46204
    Teams for Web conferencing
    Samantha Krantz / LoriAyn Stickler
    Section# 46156
    Teams for Web Conferencing
    Substitutes Only
    Lourdes Meyer / LoriAyn Stickler
    Section# 46520
    Getting Started with Canvas
    Substitutes Only
    Tamika Nelms / Sarah Myhre
    Section# 46667
    Teams for Web Conferencing
    Substitutes Only
    LoriAyn Stickler / Susan Teller
    Section# 46663
    Getting Started with Canvas
    Substitutes Only
    Griselda Rodriguez / Tamika Nelms
    Section# 46666
    2:30 — 3:30 Analyze Student Outcomes with Reports in Mastery Connect
    Lisa Paguaga / Kimberly Schell
    Section #46582
      Getting Started with Mastery Connect (Instructional Coaches and Facilitators)
    Michele Rivera / Kimberly Schell
    Section #46513
     
    2:30 — 4:00 Getting Started with Nearpod in Canvas
    Ernesto Gonzalez / Tamika Nelms
    Section# 46167
    Getting Started with Discovery Education in Canvas
    Paula Jasser / Samantha Krantz
    Section# 46206
      Using Breakout Rooms in a Teams Web Conference
    Adam Rizzi / Janice Brim
    Section# 46209
      Microsoft Class Notebook
    Paula Jasser / Laurie Mallis
    Section# 46023
         
    2:30 — 5:30 Course 4: Collection Review for Library Media
    Media Specialists Only Must attend both days Monday and Wednesday
    Section# 43604
      Course 4: Collection Review for Library Media
    Media Specialists Only Must attend both days Monday and Wednesday
    Section# 43604
       
    3:00 — 4:30   Using Breakout Rooms in Web Conferences
    Sarah Myhre / Miriam Selevan
    Section# 46670
    Using Breakout Rooms in Web Conferences
    Adam Rizzi / LoriAyn Stickler
    Section# 46210
    Microsoft Class Notebook
    Miriam Selevan / Janice Brim
    Section# 46025
     
    SEL and the Gifted Learner
    Jacob Aronin / Susan Teller / Zuzel Rodriguez / Laurie Mallis
    Section# 46243
      SEL and the Gifted Learner
    Jacob Aronin / Susan Teller / Zuzel Rodriguez / Laurie Mallis
    Section# 46451
       
    3:00 — 6:00   Class Notebook and Microsoft Tools in the Teams Application
    Griselda Rodriguez / Michele Rivera
    Section# 46197
    Using Groups in the Teams Application
    Lisa Paguaga / Michele Rivera
    Section# 46189
    Class Notebook and Microsoft Tools in the Teams Application
    Lisa Paguaga / Karen Kaya
    Section# 46196
     
      Beginner’s Guide to eLearning
    Substitutes Only
    Karen Kaya / LoriAyn Stickler
    Section #46669
    4:30 — 6:00   Teams for Web Conferencing
    Substitutes Only
    Samantha Krantz / Adam Rizzi
    Section# 46664
    Getting Started with Canvas
    Substitutes Only
    Ernesto Gonzalez / Rhonda Weimann
    Section# 46667
    Teams for Web Conferencing
    Substitutes Only
    Ernesto Gonzalez / Samantha Krantz
    Section# 46665
     

     

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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