Professional Development Alternatives (PDA)
Are you looking for quality professional development learning opportunities?
FDLRS provides a variety of ways to earn in-service points. Free online professional development is available statewide through the BESE Portal to Professional Development Alternatives (PDA). Our PDA courses are designed to assist Florida educators with various instructional and behavioral support needs to maximize achievement for all students. Each course contains high quality, up-to-date content and engaging, online activities.
We encourage you to visit the Frequently Asked Questions page to see how these courses can help you earn in-service points and increase your ability to respond to the diverse needs of your students.
The BESE Portal to PDA offers both Facilitated and Independent Study Courses.
Our Facilitated courses provide educators with structured self-pace study of course content while applying their learning to classroom related learning activities and assessment tasks, along with ongoing collaboration with colleagues and expert facilitators. If you are interested in taking a facilitated course, contact your local PDA coordinator for assistance with course availability and registering for a PDA facilitated course.
Independent Study Courses
Our independent study courses feature self-paced learning, content related assessments, and follow-up activities. If you are interested in taking an independent study course, go to the BESE Portal to PDA Home Page and click on Register/Sign-in under "Independent Study" to create an account and enroll in courses.