Professional Development

BESE Professional Development Alternatives

The BESE Portal to Professional Development Alternatives (PDA) offers a variety of online courses for Florida educators that will increase their ability to respond to the needs of students with disabilities. The courses from the PDA site and the PD Portal site have been combined to create a “one-stop” for professional development related to students with disabilities.

Contact Angelica Rossi, FDLRS Suncoast PDA Coordinator, for registration information: angelica.rossi@sarasotacountyschools.net 

Human Resource Development

FDLRS Human Resources Development (HRD) function personnel collaboratively plan and provide information, training, and technical assistance/consultation and resources related to effective instructional strategies and models for the education of children and youth who are exceptional and/or have unique needs based on locally assessed needs and established priorities. 

HRD services include needs assessments and personnel development with multi-level professional development activities at the awareness, comprehensive, integration, application and follow-up levels.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

  • Improving & Enhancing Executive Functioning Skills - March 9, 2021
  • Standing Up for Me - April 6, 2021