Monday, April 28, 2014

Third Annual Strive For Excellence Teacher Conference

4222014_34206_0.pngThe countdown has begun!  
Only 5 days until the Third Annual Strive For Excellence Teacher Conference.  


We are looking forward to greeting you Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Dillard High School!

The morning will begin at 8:00 am in the main auditorium where you will sign-in for the conference and enjoy a continental breakfast. All pre-registered attendees will receive a conference gift bag filled with resource and incentive items. A special "Thank you" gift will be presented to repeat conference guests who bring a friend.

The morning will continue with an Opening Session. Special guest, Mr. Runcie, Superintendent of Schools will bring greetings to the group. We are also honored to have Ms. Dorina Sackman, Florida’s 2014 Teacher of the Year as our keystone speaker.

Following the Opening Session, you will have an opportunity to visit our conference vendors as we transition from the auditorium to the Buildings 5 and 6 for the conference sessions.

You will have the opportunity to attend three (3) presentations of your choice. This year's conference offers three (3) unique professional learning tracks presented   "By Teachers, For Teachers, With Teachers".

        Teaching Framework and Content Standards

                Examining “the how we teach” and “the what we teach”

        University of Florida Teacher Fellows: Early Childhood Education Initiative

                Inquiry-Based Professional Learning Communities

        Personalized Learning: Digital 5, Innovations For Learning and more

In order for you to thoroughly enjoy the day, we recommend that you wear comfortable shoes and bring a light sweater or jacket as the temperature in the rooms vary. The suggested conference attire is business casual.


Our sponsors have generously donated fabulous door prizes including the following electronic devices: ThinkPads from Lenovo; two (2) Miix 2 Tablets from Intel; and three (3) Wireless HDMI Presentation Systems from Blackbox. Make sure to turn in your door prize entry prior to the third session on the day of the conference for a chance to win one of these wonderful prizes.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided throughout the day.

Registration is still open - invite your friends and colleagues to join you at this year's Strive For Excellence Teacher Conference!


Dillard High School

2501 NW 11th Street, Fort Lauderdale, 33311

For more information please visit the Office of Talent Development website

Monday, April 7, 2014

Florida's Voice Conference

FVDD 2014 Conference

Date:  March 13, 2014
Time:  8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Location:  Broward Health North Hospital, Sample Road & I-95 Pompano Beach, Florida

Early Steps, Transitions, IEP's and Guardianship


This year Florida's Voice on Developmental Disabilities is joining the Children's Diagnostics & Treatment Center for a Special Education Summit for our Annual Conference.
Our speakers include:
  • Ellie Schrot of the Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center speaking on Early Steps and Transition to ESE
  • Town Hall Meeting Speakers
    • Wendy Bellack, Broward Family Network on Disabilties/FND
    • Kathrine Francis, Director, ESE - Broward County
    • Liliana Salazar, Director, ESE - Miami-Dade County
    • Will J. Gordillo, Director, ESE - Palm Beach County
  • Speakers for Knowing Your Rights through IEP Process
    • Maria Cammarata, Esq.
    • Mark Kamleiter, Esq.
    • Kimberley Spire-Oh, Esq.
  • Speakers for Guardianship: Ch. 393/744 & Alternatives to Guardianship
    • Sheri Hazeltine, Esq.
    • Twyla Sketchley, Esq.
 PLEASE NOTE: Lunch and refreshments are included in the cost of the conference.

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