Professional Learning Programs
Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training
The Florida Department of Education, in collaboration with the Statewide Office of Suicide Prevention, established criteria for reviewing youth suicide awareness and prevention training materials and compiled a list of nationally recognized youth suicide awareness and prevention trainings. A list of approved trainings is located on the Student Support Services Project website.
The Florida School Leaders website is a primary portal for professional learning by Florida educators. Leadership is a process distributed among many educators with a shared vision of enabling our students to be college and career ready and have fulfilling lives in a global economy. The contributions of many are needed to ensure Florida's public school students a quality education. Learning supports are provided through this website for leaders, coaches and mentors from all levels.
The William Cecil Golden School Leadership Development Program
The William Cecil Golden School Leadership Development Program (WCG) was established by the 2006 Florida Legislature to provide a high quality, competency-based, customized, comprehensive and coordinated statewide professional development system for current and emerging school leaders. The program is aligned with and supports Florida's Principal Leadership Standards, the standards of Learning Forward, the standards of the Florida Professional Development System Evaluation Protocol and No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements for high quality professional development. All WCG program resources are located in the WCG section of the Florida School Leaders website.
Start with Success
Start with Success is a state-sponsored web resource for early career educators, educators new to Florida, aspiring educators and experienced educators who support and mentor new educators. This site also provides resources for classroom substitute teachers, including web-based resources to enhance district substitute teacher orientation and training programs. All Start with Success resources are located in the Start with Success section of the Florida School Leaders website.
The Clinical Educator Training Program provides direct training for peer coaches and clinical supervisors of pre-service teachers and student services personnel, as well as training for the preparation and maintenance of the program's statewide trainer cadre. The program provides training to develop clinical skills in diagnosis of a developing professional's performance, feedback on performance and the planning and implementation of professional development plans.
Jason Graham, Senior Educational Program Director
Department of Education
Educator Recruitment, Development, and Retention
Turlington Building, Suite 124
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400