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Highlight of the Month

April is School Library Month

Each year, our school districts and Florida citizens take time to recognize the programs, services and resources provided by school libraries. This celebratory month provides opportunities across the state to highlight school library contributions to Florida public education.

School library programs prepare students for lifelong learning, make a measurable difference in student academic achievement and enhance their reading enjoyment. Additionally, School Library Month coincides with National Library Week, which highlights the resources and contributions of all types of libraries.

Your support of activities planned by your district is needed to make School Library Month in Florida a success.

For more information, visit the websites for both the Florida Department of Education's Library Media Services and the American Library Association's Celebrate National Library Week.

Upcoming Webinars

Invitation for Florida Partnership Algebra I Webinar

The Florida Partnership for Minority and Underrepresented Student Achievement will be hosting two webinars highlighting free resources designed to help teachers prepare students for the upcoming FSA Algebra I EOC assessment. In these sessions, participants will have the opportunity to learn about free resources that support Algebra I content mastery including tools provided by the FLDOE, Algebra Nation and Khan Academy (instruction in multiple languages), as well as data and tools related to the SAT and PSAT Heart of Algebra Subtests.  Attendees will also be afforded an opportunity to share their own best practices and provide feedback to enhance Algebra I FSA/EOC support throughout Florida.

When: We will be offering 2 WebEx trainings on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 4:30 PM EST or Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 4:30 PM EST. Content for both sessions will be identical, so choose the date that best fits your schedule.

Register:  Participants can register by clicking here and filling out the Google Form.  Participants will receive a WebEx invitation following registration.

If you have questions, please contact Brian Barnes, Senior Director of the Florida Partnership at or 850-708-4324

Secondary Science – Ideas for Successful Science Fairs

When: April 25, 2017, from 4:00 - 5:00 PM EST

Register: Click here to register for Secondary Science - Ideas for Successful Science Fairs webinar.

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Upcoming Events

April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month

April marks a time to increase the understanding and appreciation of mathematics and statistics. College and university, high school departments, institutional public information offices, math clubs and student groups, and related associations and interest groups are urged to organize and host activities in April for Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month. Past activities have included workshops, competitions, exhibits, festivals, lectures, symposia, department open houses, math art exhibits and math poetry readings. In recent years, elected officials have issued proclamations, frequently in connection with special meetings and events arranged to observe the month. If you're looking for topics to inspire activities, visit the Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month webpage.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Did you know? To date, there have been approximately 136,000 investigations of abuse, abandonment or neglect of children in Florida during this fiscal year. For information about Child Abuse Prevention Month, visit the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida.

April is Mental Health Awareness Month

Did you know? One in five Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime. In Florida, approximately 205,400 secondary students (25.8%) self-reported feelings of sadness or hopelessness every day for two weeks or more during a 12 month period and that they stopped doing some usual activities. The Florida Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is currently being administered in high schools statewide. To learn more about the survey click here.

Healthy Schools Summer Academy

The 2017 Healthy Schools Summer Academy is June 14 - 15 at the Safe Schools Institute in Boca Raton. This professional development opportunity is for teachers of health education and physical education content with special emphasis on subject areas with integrated health education benchmarks. Academy sessions will provide information and resources focusing on Florida standards, comprehensive health education, inclusion education, mindfulness, nutrition, parental engagement, physical activity and subject-area integration. To register click here.

Florida Association of Science Teachers (FAST) Annual Conference - Call for Presenters

The FAST conference will be held in Orlando on October 19-21, 2017. The call for presenters is currently under way. If you are interested in presenting at this conference, visit the Florida Association of Science Teachers (FAST) Annual Conference Call for Presenters to apply.

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