Inservice Points for Recertification

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So of course with school closures and social distancing all face-to-face professional learning opportunities have been canceled, most likely for the remainder of the school year. I’ve received many emails asking about inservice points, especially those that meet the ESE Renewal Requirement. The Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) in collaboration with The Florida Department of Education and BEESS offers self-paced independent study courses that you can take for inservice credit.

You can find the complete list of Independent Study Courses and register at Follow these simple steps:

  • Find Independent Study Courses on the right side and click “Sign in.”
  • Sign in if you have an account. If not, click “Register here!” to create your free account.
  • Once you are signed in, click “Available” to see which available independent study course.
  • Choose a course that is meaningful and relevant for you and click on it.
  • Then click the green band “Complete Demographic Info and Enroll in Course.”

For questions on PDA in Broward, please contact Carol Beitler at [email protected]

A course that is relevant for all educators and a personal favorite of mine is Universal Design for Learning K-12 Lesson Plans. This course is worth 10 inservice points and DOES count toward the ESE Renewal Requirement.

Conference Sessions with Naomi Church

July 19, 2019 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM 
Building Successful Foundations of Mathematics at Home
Location: Hilton Tampa Downtown, Esplanade II
Register to attend this conference:

October 3, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
1361-Math for All: Universal Design for Learning in a Standards-Based Classroom
Location: Music City Center, 104 AB 
Register to attend this conference:

October 18, 2019 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM 
1178-Math for All: Universal Design for Learning in a Standards-Based Classroom
Location: Salt Palace Convention Center, Ballroom I
Register to attend this conference:

FREE Parent Webinars!

Logging in is Easy!

From the comfort of your home, office or local library or coffee shop! Starting 20 minutes before the start time, click the link, or copy and paste into your enter the Adobe Connect Virtual Room.

Select Guest, and type your name. You will need speakers to hear the meeting, and you will ask questions and respond through a chat box in the meeting.

Academic Strategies at Home

Wednesday, March 15


This training is based on Marzano’s book “The Art and Science of Teaching.” Teachers use Marzano’s instructional strategies to increase student learning and engagement. How can these strategies be used at home by parents to help build successful students in all academic areas? This one hour Webinar will give you insight into Marzano’s High Yield Strategies at home.

Presented by:  Naomi Church, FDLRS Program Specialist

The Family Meeting: How it can enhance relationships in your family

Thursday, May 18


One of the best ways to prepare your children for success in a democratic society is to teach them the “give and take” that comes with cooperative problem solving or decision making. One excellent way to do this is through the Family Meeting. In this webinar, learn effective ways to improve communication with your children. No matter what the age of the child everyone can be active parents in the family meeting!

Presented by: Carol Beitler, FDLRS Parent Services

About the Presenters:

Carol Beitler has worked for Broward County schools since 1992. She has been a special education teacher, ESE Specialist, then worked in the district office as a Reading Specialist and Assistive Technology specialist before joining FDLRS as a Parent Services Specialist and Professional Development. Carol is bilingual and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Carol taught in Chicago prior to 1992 as a special education teacher, and she is bilingual and speaks Spanish.

Naomi Church is an HRD Curriculum/Program Specialist for the Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS). Naomi has served Broward Schools for 14 years as an ESE Support Facilitator, RtI Coordinator, Instructional Coach and teacher. Naomi is passionate about professional development and building capacity in teachers and families to increase student success. Visit her math website at

New Parent Trainings Coming in 2017!

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FDLRS Reach of Broward County is a collaborative network that supports educators and families by providing learning opportunities ranging from prevention to intervention to maximize student achievement.

FDLRS Parent Services brings you FREE learning opportunities for parents in 2017!

Click here for information on our FREE webinars that you can participate in right from home!

You can also attend in person parent trainings throughout the county!

  • Growth Mindset for Parents will be offered on January 24, 2017 at 6:00pm at Challenger Elementary School.
    • Pre-register for this event by clicking here:
    • This training will focus on how parents can build a Growth Mindset in their children and even develop one themselves.  When students believe they can get smarter, they understand that effort makes them stronger.  Come learn how simple changes in the way you praise your child can make them into more successful students.  
  • Family Fun with Math will be offered on February 15, 2017 at 9:00am at Arthur Ashe Campus and 6:00pm at Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School.
    • Families can increase math proficiency in their children by playing fun games at home.  In this workshop you’ll learn some strategies, activities and games that you can play to increase student success in Mathematics.