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Questions?
Please contact:
Lyn Harris, FDLRS Coordinator
(850) 469-5423 or 1-888-445-9662
[email protected]
FACILITATED MODULES OFFERED BY FDLRS/EMERALD COAST
Beginning October 6, 2014
All courses listed below count for SB 1108 except Foundations of ESE
and Differentiating Reading. To register for any course listed below:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PDAFall2014
DATES
POINTS
Introduction to Differentiated Instruction - An introduction to the basic guidelines of
October 6 –
January 5
20
October 6 –
January 5
20

differentiation: an observable, classroom level practice using assessment information to make data-based decisions.

Technology for Student Success: Introduction - Designed to assist in identifying the
components of assistive and instructional tech, Universal Design for Learning, and accessible instructional materials.

Technology for Student Success: Assistive Technology - Participants identify
and explore AT devices and services and examine the process of selecting, obtaining, and using AT. Explores basic
information about the impact of disability areas including: vision, auditory, physical, communication, intellectual, and
cognitive processing and how AT devices and services can help.
 Differentiated Instruction for Mathematics - Participants will learn and apply the
differentiation guidelines to mathematics instruction to increase student achievement. Participants will develop skills
for differentiating mathematics instruction by using continuous assessment to plan and deliver effective whole-group,
small-group and individualized instruction in order to be responsive to student needs.

Foundations of Exceptional Education - An inservice credit course frequently used to
prepare for the ESE certification test. Content builds an understanding of the different types of programs and services
that make up ESE, the history of how they came to exist, and landmark legislation. DOES NOT COUNT FOR SB 1108.
A non-inservice credit option to access the material can be accessed at any time at http://www.pda-ese.org/pilot/
October 6 –
January 5
20
October 6 –
January 5
30
October 6 –
January 5
60
 Instructional Practices – Participants will learn to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge
about selecting instructional practices which incorporate specific strategies and specialized materials to meet learner
needs. Participants will also learn about analyzing educational activities to assist in the development and
implementation of accommodations and modifications that allow students with disabilities to participate in the general
curriculum in a meaningful way. Course content includes effective methods of communication, consultation, and
collaboration with other educators, related services professionals and with families.

Language and Communication - Provides an understanding of the evolution of speech/language
services, connection between language and literacy, components of language, stages of language development, and
assistive communication. Includes strategies and techniques for enhancing student achievement.
 Positive Behavioral Support (PBS) - This module will provide knowledge of how to
assess, design, and implement positive behavior supports. The content for the Positive Behavior Support
module of the PDA program was developed in conjunction with the University of South Florida's (PBS) Project.

October 6 –
January 5
60
October 6 –
January 5
60
October 6 –
January 5
60
October 6 –
February 9
60
Differentiating Reading Instruction (satisfies Reading Competency 4 of the
revised Florida reading endorsement) - Using differentiated instruction, learn ways to make
instruction more explicit to achieve results for students with reading difficulties. Appropriate for those pursuing
endorsement, and those who simply want more methods/techniques/ideas for working with struggling readers! DOES
NOT COUNT FOR SB 1108.
PDA online facilitated modules provide comprehensive, high quality, accessible professional development for Florida educators wanting to
improve skills in meeting needs of all students. PDA is free, available to all Florida educators, and coordinated locally by the FDLRS Centers.
Requirements: Participate in orientation. Study module content. Successfully complete required tasks. Participate in virtual group meetings per
course syllabus provided to participants by facilitator at orientation.
Orientation: There are two options for attending orientation. Participants must attend one:

Face-to-Face “Live” Orientation: Tuesday, October 7, 4:45-6:00, room. 153 at FDLRS, 30 East Texar Dr., Pensacola

Online Orientation: For those who are unable to come to the face-to-face orientation, an online orientation will be provided on
If you are new to online, please attend this live orientation. Limited laptops/netbooks will be available; please bring yours if possible.
Monday, October 6, 4:30 – 6:00 via Adobe Connect. You will listen from your computer, responding and asking questions using instant
chat. Copy and paste this web address in your browser:
https://fdlrswestgate.adobeconnect.com/_a974835254/lgreene/
The Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System is funded by the State of Florida, Department of Education, Division of Public Schools and
Community Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, through federal assistance under the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act (IDEA), Part B; IDEA Part B, Preschool; and state General Revenue funds.

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