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​5/23/2018​Volusia LEARNS! Reminder - Registration Deadline June 1
New Session Added 

    Beyond Toys: Using Tech Gadgets to Teach Coding and Support Core Instruction |
       K-5 Teachers | Tuesday, 6/12 | 1PM – 3PM | MyPGS #84332​

    Technology for Instruction and Assessment in the Performing Arts | MyPGS #8405​

Visit our Volusia LEARNS! web ​page for details.​

​5/16/20/18Professional Learning Needs Assessment for 2018-19 We want to know what you'd like to learn! Each year, Instructional Services conducts a comprehensive needs assessment in order to plan professional learning for teachers, administrators, and district staff. Please click HERE to participate in this survey.

​Volusia LEARNS! New Sessions Added:

  • Middle School STEM PLCs | Thursday, June 14 | 8:00AM – 3:30PM | MyPGS Section # 84244
  • Using MFAS in CPALMS to Improve Math Secondary Classrooms | Wednesday, June 13 | 8:00AM – 3:30PM | MyPGS Section # 84245
  • Kicking Apps – A Guide to the College Admissions Process for School Counselors | Monday, June 11 | 10AM – 12PM | MyPGS Section # 84303​
​5/10/2018​​Volusia LEARNS! Summer 2018 Professional Learning Institute Sessions Open for Registration
Click here for agenda.​ Register via MyPGS.
​5/9/2018SEA Lab Professional Learning Experience​ in June
Corwin Press - Free Webinar May 21, 3:30-6:30 - Fostering Collective Efficacy: 3 Enabling Conditions
The Art of Reflection and Response Teacher Institute Overview/Schedule  Application
​5/2/18​New ESE Credit Course from Bureau of Exceptional Education & Student Services (BEESS)
    Reading Difficulties, Disabilities, and Dyslesia - 15 hour course   
    Click here for course description.  Click here to register.​
​4/11/2018Volusia Learns! Mark Your Calendars - June 11-14 - Registration operns in May. Click here for details.
​3/28/2018New Opportunities for Diversity & Equity Component for New Teachers
RULER Training, May 14
Apply to become a Professional Learning Content Facilitator
FASD Spring Forum, Conference Details, Click here to register
DSC - FTCE Review workshops, April 24 - May 1
​3/21/2018Planning Survey for 2018-19 Professional Learning
Professional Learning Content Facilitators ​- Deadlines - Elem 3/23; Secondary 3/30
UCF 20th Annual Literacy Symposium​, April 6
​3/7/2018Three Safety/Security Training Courses, March 20, April 17 or May 15
Nw Instructional Coaching Pool - Instructional Coaches wanted Click here for details.
     Register for an information session.
Apply to become a Professional Learning Content Facilitator
NOAA Ocean Exploration & Research "Exploring the Deep with NOAA" March 24
        Registration Application
UCF 20th Annual Literacy Symposium​, April 6
​2/28/2018​​Active Shooter Trainin​g, March 1, March 2, or March 5
Apply to become a Professional Learning Content Facilitator
​2/22/2018February ​Regional Early Release Feedback Survey
CHAMPS Online Training
CHAMPS for Kindergarten, March 2, 8:30-3:30 - Register via MyPGS - Section # 81927
VUE Workshops in April:
     Managing Behavior in the School Community
     Foundations of Effective Group Management
SAVE THE DATE - 10th Biennial M. Jean Greenlaw Children's Lit Conference - October 15, 2018
General Knowledge Exam Free Webinars:
     Essay Preparation - February 27
     Math Preparation   - March 1
​2/7/2018​​Reading Endorsement Training - Spring, Summer, Fall 2018
New ESE Online Modules available for Elementary Teachers
Florida Standards Boot Camps
#EdCampVolusia, Saturday, March 24 - Register HERE
Volusia CHATS,Tuesday, February 13
Volusia eLEARNS - PLC Series "Growing Your PLCs"
​1/31/2018​Reminder - February Regional ERPLs
January Regional ERPLs - please give us your feedback by Friday, February 2​
NEW Teachers - Cohort # 3 for Anti-Bias Instruction Micro-credential
RULER Training
Clinical Education Microcredential Training, Section # 83204, February 20
​1/25/2018Regional ERPL Feedback Survey ​Regional ERPL Feedback Survey
2017 Stetson Poverty & Homelessness Conference​ - March 9
SAVE THE DATE - Volusia LEARNS! June 11-14
​1/17/18​Reminder - January Regional ERPLs
Daytona State College - General Knowledge Exam Review Courses
Oppositional, Defiant & Disruptive Children & Adloescents - offered by Creedside Middle School
      Register via MyPGS Course 72927 or Section 82613
​1/10/2018​Reminder - January Regional ERPLs 
The International Society for the Social Studies Conference
PDA Statewide Online ESE Courses​ 
​12/20/2017Volusia READS! Winter Book Study - Twitter Chats begin 7:30 pm, January 16,
        Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek 
VUE Workshops
          Teacher Praise and Homework, January 31
          Writing for Educators and Paras, February 28
          Effective Group Management​, April 18 and 25
​12/13/2017Stetson's 2017 Poverty & Homelessness Conference​, March 9, 2018 - register online at

Plant Camp 2018
​12/6/17​FDLRS ESE Opportunities, January, February and March
VUE-  ESE-The General Education Teachers Guide
Building Relationships with Adults 1/22/18
Building Relaitionships with Students 1/29/18
Bullying 2/5/18
IDEA/Classroom Strategies
Student's Behavior
VUE - ESOL Methods beginning in March
​11/29/2017​General Knowledge Exam Prep - Sessions in January, February, March, or May​.
VCS New Teachers - two opportunities to fulfill the required Diversity & Equity component of TIP
   1.  Anti-Bias Micro-credential
   2.  VUE Training - Teaching in a Culturally Diverse School
Webinar - Using Classcraft in Social Studies, Nov. 30 at 7:30 - Register Here.​
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology - 2018 Celebrate Urban Birds Mini-Grants Available​
​11/15/2017​​Regional ERPL Feedback Survey for November - Ends Today
Filling in the Blanks: Teaching Reading Comprehension to Students with Autism​
   Spectrum Disorder (ASD)- Register in MyPGS - Course # 23538
New Teachers - Make-up Requirement for VSET/DPP Training
New Teachers - Two additional CHAMPS trai​nings scheduled for January
​11/9/2017​Reading Endorsement Courses beginning in January - Registration Open
Sharing of Best Safety Patrol Practices, November 29 - Register in MyPGS for Course 72807
UCF - one day workshop on Psychotropic Medications for Children & Adolescents
​11/1/2017​Regional ERPL Feedback Suvey for November
Attention K-3 Teachers - Teaching Foundational Skills Available for a Limited Time FREE
Scaffolding Instruction to Meet the Needs of Students with Disabilities Online Module
   Register in MyPGS, Section # 80499
Volusia CHATS! - Twitter Tuesdays
Volusia eLEARNS! Thursday PM Webinar Series
Volusia READS! Fall 2017 Book Study
Volusia READS! Fall 2017 Reading & Twitter Chat Plan
​10/18/2017​ERPL Feedback Survey - Open now through Nov. 1
ERPL Location Change for East-side Secondary Science & Secondary Social Studies effective Nov. 1
    and forward - location change to Atlantic High
Reminder - GKE face to face training offered by Daytona State College
Inclusive Practices for Supporting Students with Disabilities in the Gen Ed Classroom (Gen Ed K-5)
VCS New Teachers - two opportunities to fulfill the required Diversity & Equity component of TIP
   1.  Anti-Bias Micro-credential
   2.  VUE Training - Teaching in a Culturally Diverse School
Learning Forward's 2017 Annual Conference - Learning Beyond the Horizon, Dec. 2-6
VUE Training Opportunities
   1.  Foundations, Nov. 15
   2.  Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Dec 4 & 11​
​10/11/2017ERPL Feedback Survey now thru Nov. 1.​ Please give us your feedback on Oct. 4 & upcoming Oct. 25
New Teachers - Anti-bias Instruction Micro-credential Cohorts
VUE Workshops - Differentiating Instruction Oct. 26; Managing Behaviors in the School Community Nov. 2; and Mayhem! Managing Work Related Stress
​10/4/2017​CHAMPS for New Teachers
CHAMPS online Canvas Course available - New Teachers email Miriam Gaylord​
Daytona State College General Knowledge Exam Test Review Training
Project Learning Tree Conference - 11/3-11/5
Volusia eLearns! Thursday PM Webinar Series​
Volusia CHATS! on Twitter Tuesdays October 10 T​opics​
​9/27/2017​Reminder - Regional ERPL for east side schools - October 4
General Knowledge Exam Test Preparation​ - additional dates scheduled
Stetson's Poverty & Homelessness Conference rescheduled for March 9, 2018
​9/21/2017​​Early Release Professional Learning Dates - Changes
Professional Standards & Ethics Makeup Dates for New Teachers
​8/30/2017General Knowledge Exam Preparation​ (updated 9/27/17)
System 44 Next Generation Getting Started - September 7 
Florida Council for Exceptional Children (FCEC)  71st Annual State Coference 
​8/20/2017September 1 Offerings
​​September 1 FAQs
​8/23/2017Stetson's Poverty & Homelessness Conference Rescheduled to March 9, 2018
         "Dismantling Oppression & Poverty: Building Inclusive Learning Spaces"
          October 16, Stetson University, DeLand  Click here to register.
The Florida International Dyslexia State Conference (FLIDA) View Program
Volusia CHATS! Twitter Tuesdays August 29 Topics
Voluisa eLEARNS! Tursday PM Webinar Series
Corwin Press Monday Afternoon Webinar Series Flyer
​8/18/2017​Science Educators - NOAA Ocean Exploration & Research Fall Workshop, September 30
New ESOL Contacts Training
FDLRS ESE Learning Opportunities 2017-2018
ESE Self-paced Online Independent Study Modules - Updated due to change in course & section #s.
Voluisa eLEARNS! Tursday PM Webinar Series
​8/9/2017​Welcome Back Teachers and Welcome New Teachers
Professional Learning Plan for 17-18
Professional Learning Plan Video
FDLRS/East PDA Online Learning Opportunitites for Fall 2017
New Teachers - Transferring your in-service credits to Volusia
How to Search, Register. Withdraw from Professional Learning in MyPGS
ESE Credits - Self-Paced Online ESE Modules Updated
Attention Humanitities Teachers - Florida: the State of the Humanities...a Sympiosium (free)
​7/20/2017​Reminder - Administrator's Summer Insitute July 31 & August 1 at Seabreeze
Updates to MyPGS Search Tab
ESE Self-Paced Online Modules​ Updated
​7/6/2017​​Changes to MyPGS PD Search
Stetson's Poverty & Homelessness Conference​, October 16 at Stetson - Registration is open. Rescheduled to March 9, 2018
​6/27/2017​​Learning Forward's 2017 Annual Conference "Learning Beyond the Horizon" December 2017
Visible Learning for Literacy Book Study July 16-September 6
FDLRS Statewide PDA Online ESE Courses Beginning in July
Projec​t Learning Tree (PLT) Climate Change and Project WET​ Workshop, July 31
​5/30/20172017-2018 Volusia County Schools Professional Learning Plan


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