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).
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.
|Cohort Year 1||Cohort Year 2||Cohort Year 3|
|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
Microsoft Innovative Educators
Congratulations to the following teachers for completing Technology Tuesdays and becoming Microsoft Certified Educators this Fall.
Erin Albano, Marilyn Alvira, Christopher Bishop, Heidi Breen, Tammie Christie, Kimberlee Cooper, Lauren Fowler, Deann Justice, Julie Leofanti, Curtis Sheffer, and Ineitza Stromak
Microsoft Innovative Educators Trainers
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.
The Technology Snapshots below explain the functionality of the most frequently used Microsoft applications.
St. Lucie Public School District is a proud user of Microsoft and offer a Work at Home License.
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.
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.