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SLPS has transitioned to Canvas, a modern and innovative learning management system (LMS), which has replaced Infinity beginning with the 2017-2018 school year.
Canvas is the 21st Century LMS. Adaptable. Reliable. Customizable. Easy to use. Mobile. Time-saving. And, perhaps most importantly, it gets used. That’s because it’s designed to get out of your way, to let you do your thing. Every last feature, every last interface is crafted to save you time and effort and to make teaching and learning easier. 
» One of the key features of Canvas is the integration with Skyward. Meaning all students are loaded and ready to go in your courses. All Canvas assignments will automatically transfer into your Skyward Grade Book.
Employees can log into Canvas  using your SLPS credentials. You can also find a shortcut to Canvas in the Office365 waffle.
Training opportunities will be posted in Frontline for teachers, administrators, and district personnel.
If you are a district employee and are having trouble accessing a professional development course in Canvas please contact Julia Hilburn, Julia.Hilburn@stlucieschools.org.
Online Professional Development Course Offerings

The Talent Development Department offers an array of professional development courses for St. Lucie Public Schools non-instructional and instructional staff members via Canvas.
SLPS employees are expected to:

  • complete courses with the highest level of integrity
  • complete each assignment individually by the scheduled due dates
  • collaborate with colleagues within the course and participate in group discussion boards
  • receive full credit on all assignments (if asked to resubmit).
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Currently SLPS has three technology cohorts made up of teachers selected by school administration to take the lead and grow the implementation of technology in their classrooms and throughout their school sites.

Talent Development, in partnership with Dell and Advanced Learning Partners, have focused on the technology integration matrix for classroom instruction and technology leadership opportunities. Each Cohort will participant in monthly virtual PLC’s, coaching cycles, video-based coaching, Microsoft collaboration, district support and feedback, and Professional Development opportunities.

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Focus: Technology integration in their classroom
Focus: Technology leadership throughout their school
Focus: Integration of best practices in the application of technology for instruction, curriculum and assessments.
Goal: MIE Certified by the end of the school year
Goal: MIE Trainer Certified by the end of the school year
Goal: Dell EMC Educator certified by the end of the school year
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Microsoft Innovative Educators

Microsoft Innovative Educators Trainers

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MIEs use Microsoft tools in the classroom and have learned the fundamentals of applying technology in education. This is the first step on an exciting journey of joining a professional network of enthusiastic educators who come together to learn, share, and grow.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts

Congratulations to Laurie Boyer and Julia Hilburn for being accepted into the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert Program for the 2019-2020 school year.  It is a premier program created to recognize global educator visionaries in education.  The program recognizes self-driven educators who are passionate about teaching and learning, who inspire students with creative thinking, and work in a truly collaborative spirit to share their learning with the world. MIE Experts share their learning with colleagues and other educators through local training programs in their own school systems, presentations at conferences, blogs, social channels, and more. Resourceful and entrepreneurial, they relish the role of change agent, and work to achieve excellence in education using Microsoft technologies coupled with their innovative teaching practices.  We are proud to have them representing SLPS as our MIE Experts!

Laurie Boyer

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Julia Hilburn

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Technology Snapshots

The Technology Snapshots below explain the functionality of the most frequently used Microsoft applications.

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St. Lucie Public School District is a proud user of Microsoft and offer a Work at Home License.

The license to work at home (WAH) is free while employed with Saint Lucie Schools and allows MS office to be downloaded for free on up to 5 personal devices.
MICROSOFT OFFICE SUITE PRODUCTS
Below are the steps:
1) Connect the device you wish to install on to the internet
2) Sign on to your email using your web browser
3) Click on the words “Office 365” in the upper left corner
4) Click on the “Install now” button on the right
5) Follow instructions to complete installation
6) You may run this install on up to 5 personal devices.
Students may also download MS Office for free on their home devices.  Detailed instructions can be found on the Parents and Students page.
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St. Lucie Lessoncast

A unique process to facilitate educator growth, make meaningful connections, and model effective teaching.

Lessoncast is a new way of thinking about teacher preparation and professional learning. St. Lucie teachers are using Swivl robots to capture classroom video and create their own digitized PD modules. We are proud to collect real-time video of engagement strategies, classroom management, collaborative learning & planning sessions, student-centered classroom learning, hard to teach standards and professional learning sessions.

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ASCD Professional Learning Library

Access K-12 learning, teaching, and leadership titles in print or electronic formats, including the full text of The Art & Science of Teaching.