PDA Instructional Practices

Date(s)July 15 - September 20, 2019
Seats Remaining34


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Course:  PDA Instructional Practices

Inservice Points: 60 (Check with your district to determine if this course meets the SwD Recertification Requirement.)

Dates: July 15 - September 20, 2019

Required Online Group Meeting Dates:  July 15, July 26 and September 4   5:00-7:00 PM (EST). (Dates subject to change)


Requirements for Online Group Meetings:

We will be using Adobe Connect for your online group meetings. Prior to the first group meeting, you will receive an email with a link to your course’s Adobe Connect room. Adobe Connect does not require any special software.  You will simply be going to a website for your group meeting. All you need is a computer with a high-speed internet connection (you may want to avoid using a wireless connection or dial-up connection if possible). Since the online group meetings require interaction from all participants, you will need to obtain a microphone and headphones.  Headsets with microphones can be purchased for about $15-$20 at Target, Wal-Mart or all electronic stores. You may be able to borrow a headset from your school. If you have a built-in microphone on your computer, you will still need a headset with a microphone.


Course Requirements:

In addition to online group meetings, participants read and study online module content, complete required assessment tasks and communicate with the facilitator regularly.  Your syllabus will assist you in pacing your work throughout the course. Upon completion of all requirements, participants will receive 60 inservice points.


Course Description:  

This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge about how to select instructional practices which incorporate specific learning strategies and specialized materials to meet individual 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.


The PDA courses, developed by the Florida Department of Education Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, are included in the Master Inservice Plan in all Florida school districts.  If you are not currently employed in education in Florida, it is your responsibility, prior to starting the module, to contact your former school district or private school agency to determine if they are able to submit inservice credits to FDOE for you.  


Course Objectives:  http://fl-pda.org/facilitated/

Course Syllabus:  http://bit.ly/2JtRBDp

Q and A: http://bit.ly/2J9GTCD

Additional Questions: PDAQuestions@gmail.com

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