Notices & Newsletters


Important News

2018-2019 Mathematics Instructional Materials Call for Reviewers

The office of Instructional Materials is seeking reviews for the 2018-2019 mathematics adoption. For more information please see the 2018-2019 Mathematics Instructional Materials Call for Reviewers (PDF).

Upcoming Webinars

  • Gifted Webinar & Quarterly Meeting March 5th at 9:00 am
  • Florida Standards Implementation Guide: Coherence March 13th at 3:00 pm
  • Florida Standards Implementation Guide: Rigor April 17th at 3:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Healthy Schools Summer Academy

Save the Date:
June 12-13, 2019
George Jenkins High School
Lakeland, Florida.

The Florida Department of Education’s Healthy Schools Summer Academy is a professional development opportunity for teachers and administrators of health education and physical education content with special emphasis on other subject area courses with integrated health education benchmarks.Details to follow in the next few weeks. Please visit http://www.healthyschoolssummeracademy.org/ for updates.

Content Area News

Toolkits

Assistance for teachers in many content areas is available in the Teacher Toolkits. In the toolkits, teachers will find the most essential items they need to get off to a good start.

Mathematics

The Mathematics Florida Standards Implementation Guide was created to support the teaching and learning of the Mathematics Florida Standards. The guide is compartmentalized into three components: focus, coherence, and rigor. The Florida Department of Education will host a webinar on each component of the Mathematics Florida Standards Implementation Guide. The schedule along with links to register for each webinar is below. For more information about the Mathematics Florida Standards Implementation Guide, please visit http://www.fldoe.org/academics/standards/subject-areas/math-science/mathematics/fsig.stml.

February

Title: Florida Standards Implementation Guide: Focus

Objectives: Participants will gain knowledge of the first shift, focus, described within the Florida Standards Implementation Guide. Participants will determine the focus of domains within their course and how it can be used to guide their instruction to increase student achievement.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5102056505234308355

March

Title: Florida Standards Implementation Guide: Coherence

Objectives: Participants will gain knowledge of the second shift, coherence, described within the Florida Standards Implementation Guide. Participants will learn how to determine the coherent progression of standards within, and across, courses/grade levels and how it can be used to guide their instruction to increase student achievement.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8302663386055134465

April

Title: Florida Standards Implementation Guide: Rigor

Objectives: Participants will gain knowledge of the third shift, rigor, described within the Florida Standards Implementation Guide. Participants will learn how to identify the rigor component(s) of the standards within their course description and how it can be used to guide their instruction to increase student achievement.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4678960034035875841

Social Studies

CPALMS Professional Development - Supporting the Teaching and Learning of English Language Learners

  • Supporting the Teaching and Learning of English Language Learners In this presentation, the identification and classification of English Language Learners (ELLs) will be explained. In addition, participants will learn how to use the English Language Development (ELD) Standards to support the teaching and learning of ELLs. Finally, those viewing this module will gain an understanding of the ELL proficiency levels and how to use them to meet the needs of ELLs. Please allot 15 to 20 minutes for this presentation.
  • Supporting the Teaching and Learning of English Language Learners: The Social Studies Classroom The primary focus of this presentation is to assist schools and districts with delivering comprehensible social studies instruction to English Language Learners (ELLs) in Florida. This presentation provides five strategies for supporting the learning of ELLs. These strategies can be viewed in any order by clicking on the strategy name in the menu or from the Five Strategies for Supporting ELLs slide. Please allot between 45 minutes to 1 hour for this presentation.

2019 Black History Month Theme and Student Contests

  • Student essay contest winners will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. All entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday, March 4, 2019.
  • For more information click the http://www.floridablackhistory.com/.

Content Area Literacy

Webpage revision has been posted. New sections include Literacy in the Content Areas toolkits, webinars, resources and literacy strategies to implement in the content areas. Continual updates will be added.

Gifted Education

The Gifted webinar/quarterly meeting March 5th at 9:00 am will focus on survey results and resources for gifted coordinators. There will be an overview of CPALMS gifted resources that support the gifted education goals, objectives and traits.

Heathy Schools

The FDOE administers NO-COST Tobacco Prevention Online Training for Educators through the School Board of Palm Beach County. These trainings include information on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS). Registration is open now through April 26, 2019 with 24x7 access to course. Course must be completed by June 6, 2019.

  • 30-hour or 60-hour course for teachers
  • Districts may award participants who complete one of the courses 30 or 60 in-service points towards teacher recertification.
  • Registration can be accessed at: http://www.tobaccopreventiontraining.org