Welcome to the Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Professional Development "Wiki". The Wiki contains resources and "collaborative spaces" to support professional learning. Information on the wiki may change regularly. Additional PD information is located on the Office Of Talent Development Website.The global educational community is encouraged to access our wiki and post to discussion boards to actively collaborate with colleagues. There is no requirement to JOIN this wiki, information can be accessed as a guest.

Professional Development Networks
BCPS Literacy Task Force
Work collaboratively with district and community stakeholders to ensure all students become proficient readers and writers. Explore researched information that enhances knowledge about strategies for improving literacy. Plan, organize, evaluate, and recommend literacy initiatives for all levels.Wiki Organizer: lori.canning@browardschools.com

Core Curriculum - Administrators
School-based administrators will find monthly updates on professional development, assessment, curriculum and instructional resources. Wiki Organizer:guy.barmoha@browardschools.com

ELA Common Core State Standards
The Common Core State Standards prepares educators to implement a common set of standards (K-12 Mathematics, K-12 English Language Arts, and 6-12 Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects). The information shared will ensure all students are college and career ready in a 21st century globally competitive society.
Wiki Organizer: lori.canning@browardschools.com

Elementary Reading
This space has been designed as a resource for administrators, reading resource specialists, teachers, and charter school personnel as an alternate to the CAB documents folders, and as an area to implementation (follow-ups) and discussions from selected Elementary Reading and Writing Courses.
Wiki Organizer: lori.canning@browardschools.com

Elementary Science
This Elementary Science Wiki provides support to elementary teachers and administrators by providing current resources and professional development opportunities.

NGA
U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has approved MDRC to re-purpose funds for the development and implementation of enhancements to NGAs in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS). This development project is a collaborative endeavor with MDRC, BCPS, and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) working together.
Wiki Organizer: linda.medvin@browardschools.com

PDCC - Professional Development Coordinating Council
Representatives of District Departments that provide professional development.
Wiki Organizer:tatiana.martin@browardschools.com

PGP
Florida Statute requires all instructional personnel to annually create an individual professional development plan. In Broward County, this is called the Professional Growth Plan (PGP). Instructional personnel use FCAT results (if applicable) as well as other forms of student performance data to determine a learning goal for student growth, measurable objectives to meet the goal that clearly identify the expected change(s) in professional practice, and an evaluation plan to determine the effectiveness of the professional development.
Wiki Organizer: marty.meek@browardschools.com

Early Childhood Education
This Early Childhood Education Wiki provides support to elementary teachers and administrators by providing current resources and professional development opportunities. Wiki Organizer:nicole.mancini@browardschools.com

Psychological Services
The Threat Assessment 2 Training Wiki will provide all the materials and links you need to complete the level 2 training. The assignments include readings and activities, and also a recording of Dr. Melissa Venezia's Threat Assessment: Level 2 training presentation to be viewed.
Wiki Organizer:abby.hill@browardschools.com

Secondary Literacy
The Secondary Literacy Wiki is a resource for secondary English Language Arts teachers, Reading teachers, Literacy Coaches and Administrators to effectively align teaching and learning to the NGSSS for FCAT 2.0 Reading and Writing and to the Instructional Shifts required to support the effective implementation of the Common Core State Standards.
Wiki Organizer: margaret.livingston@browardschools.com

Secondary Science
This Secondary Science Wiki provides support to elementary teachers and administrators by providing current resources and professional development opportunities. Wiki Organizer:rebecca.malones@browardschools.com

Secondary Social Studies
This Secondary Social Studies Wiki provides support to secondary social studies teachers and administrators by providing NEW resources (IFC, BEEP Lesson Plans, etc), real time curriculum revisions, and implementation assistance of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. Wiki Organizer:louise.ball@browardschools.com

World Languages
This Wiki is provided as a resource for our year-long learning community. High School Dept Chairs, Middle School teachers, and Elementary teachers will find, share, and post best practices used across the district as a result of our ongoing learning. Wiki Organizer:blanca.guerra@browardschools.com