Leading and Learning
PD Offerings- Secondary Teachers

Beginning in January we launched asynchronous and synchronous learning related to Florida’s B.E.S.T standards. The focus of the sessions will be to:

  • Build knowledge of the B.E.S,T standards in conjunction to the Common Vision of Instructional Excellence by unpacking the standards, diving deep into the standards spiral, the 6-12 Foundational Reading Intervention Standards, and K-12 Expectations while connecting the learning to what matters most.
  • Build knowledge, supports, and connections regarding leading and learning in Literacy, diving deeper into where the standards really live in the text and utilizing standards to create quality, grade-aligned tasks and questions with a focus on identity, skills, building knowledge, and social contexts.
  • Make connections of the learning and application since January then reflecting on what practices of the Common Vision of Instructional Excellence you will continue or focus on for the 21-22 school year.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ELA AND READING FLORIDA’S B.E.S.T. STANDARDS PD

English General Paper (High School)

Bi-Weekly EGP Professional Collaborative Communities with PLC support provided by site-based coaches and district specialists.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR CAMBRIDGE SCHOOLS AND EGP TEACHERS

We have an opportunity for Professional Development covering “Cambridge: Active Learning for Cambridge Teachers”. This training will take place on February 1st from 4:30-6:30 PM and on February 8th from 4:30-6:30 PM. Please register for the course in myPGS with the following information: (Course Number: 3608) (Section Number: 2804). A stipend will be provided.

Training objectives:

  • To explore what active learning is and understand how to cultivate it in a classroom and virtual context.

  • To investigate how active learning can maximize student engagement.

  • To experience and share a range of practical strategies and approaches to active learning.

Overview of the sessions

Ensuring that we cultivate great learning opportunities that have a positive impact on students’ personal and academic development is our primary motivation as educationalists. The World Economic Forum has identified active learning as one of the top 10 skills that students will need in 2025. Placing active learning at the heart of what we do will support students to flourish and thrive both now and in the future. This session will help leaders and teachers to build a common understanding about what active learning looks like in both a classroom and virtual context. Drawing on a combination of theory and best practice in terms of what we know about active learning, this training will enable leaders and teachers to construct an effective toolkit of practical strategies to implement active learning successfully.

*Please contact Cassie Hernandez for more information.

Please register for the appropriate grade level(s) for Course #3593

  • 6th grade Regular/Accelerated: Section - 28127
  • 7th grade Regular/Accelerated: Section - 28160
  • 8th grade Pre-Algebra: Section – 28161

We are excited to offer a new Professional Development opportunity to MS Math teachers. Join us on February 9th from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm via Zoom (link will be sent after registration). During our time together, we will look at student work sample data, some helpful resources for MLRs and then spend time in grade level PLC’s collaborating around a problem of practice and unit protocols. We would love to hear from you concerning a challenge we can collaborate on. In the registration link, please submit a problem of practice you are facing and we will plan around the most common one per grade level. We will also have time for Q & A at the end. You will also receive stipend pay for the 2 hours of participation ($30). Please use this link to register, registration is limited to the first 50 participants, then stay tuned for Zoom links and more information. We can’t wait!

*Please contact Odalis Tavares for more information.

Please register in myPGS: Developing Mathematical Thinkers (Course #3575)

9th grade – Algebra 1 teachers: Habits & Practices of Mathematical Thinkers (Section #28069)

All other Math Courses: Habits & Practices of Mathematical Thinkers

(Section #28114)

*Please contact Odalis Tavares for more information.

SCIENCE ACADEMIES

Another round of Science Academies are here!

  • Middle School Science Academies (Grades 6, 7, and 8) - 2/18 5:00-7:30pm

Check MyPGS to sign up. All participants will receive points and a stipend.

*Please contact Mark Butler for more information.

SCIENCE ACADEMIES

Another round of Science Academies are here!

  • BIOLOGY - 2/23 4-6:30pm
  • ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE - 2/24 4:00-6:30pm
  • EARTH & SPACE - 2/25 4-6:30pm

Check MyPGS to sign up. All participants will receive points and a stipend.

*Please contact Mark Butler for more information.

*Please contact Tina Stavrou-klem for more information.

*Please contact Alexia Martinez Nieto for more information.