Professional Development Resources

BEESS Portal for Professional Development Modules Additional Information: FL DOE Technical Assistance paper for Renewal Credit in Teaching Students with Disabilities

Florida Office of Early Learning Professional Development and Training Resources

Virtual Resource Fair – UCF CARD – September 12 – registration required

Wraparound Services – online training – Sept 28 – registration required – by LSF (Lutheran Service Florida) Health Systems

STEMIEFest September 14 – 18 – Free – Register Now! STEM Innovation for Inclusion in Early Education

Webinar UDL – presented by PBS – 3 part series begins August 25

How to Design Socially Distanced Classrooms – free webinar (and recording) from Kaplan

Five Mindfulness Activities for Back to School – free webinar (and recording) from edWeb

Webinar from Pyramid resources – Creating Anti-racist Early Childhood Spaces

How to Encourage a Sensory-Friendly Classroom during a Pandemic – free webinar (and recording) from edWeb

Conscious Discipline – new in August free podcast and webinars – recorded

Webinar – Verbal De-escalation – free – Setpember 16. by LSF Health Systems

Early Childhood Webinar – Perspective Taking and Empathy as Bridges to Equity – Free – Registration required for October webinar

DEC Community Conversations for Early Childhood Special Educators

Links to free webinars – Sharing COVID-19 Protocols and Buying Tech from Early Childhood Investigations

Webinar Recording – Navigating a Socially Distanced Classroom for Children with Autism

Early Childhood Center Operation Webinars – included webinars for administrators and for teachers related to handling classroom procedures during COVID-19

Resources from Department of Early Childhood (DEC)

NAEYC Virtual Institute – presentations to support professional development

Social-emotional Learning at Home – series of resources from ApetureEd

Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Recommended Practices Modules

ATIA Webinars – Online Courses Problem Solving – Response to Intervention (PS/RtI) – Technology has partnered with Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) to provide unlimited access to their library of online courses and webinars. 

Understanding Trauma 3-session webinar series by Dr. Becky Bailey, creator of the Conscious Discipline program

Autism Focused Intervention and Resources Modules (AFIRM) Free modules from National Professional Development Center in partnership with UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Childhood Development Institute

Autism Navigator Courses The Autism in Toddlers course is free and is an in-service course designed for professionals who want to learn about ASD in young children.

Early Childhood Education Teachers: Learning Never Closes Video from Broward County – Dr. Lori Canning provides an overview of resources, tools, tips, & strategies to support online virtual learning for our Pre-K students. 

Tele-therapy Webinar from Learn, Play, Thrive – Free 45 minute webinar to teach skills needed to plan, structure, and execute teletherapy sessions using parent coaching.

Recording of Webinar and Handouts – Providing Accommodations in the Virtual Environment – The Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System -webinar for educators to learn more about providing accommodations for students in a virtual environment.

Recording of Webinar eLearning Teaching Tips to Support Educators Free Webinar from edWeb.net

Supporting Students with Complex Needs at Home from Don-Johnston presented by Carol Musselwhite, Ed.D. CCC/SLP. Free Webinar.