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SLPS Educators Share EdTech at D.I.Y. Conference

St. Lucie Public School Educators presented at the D.I.Y. (Digital Inspiration by YOU) Virtual Conference.  Hundreds of educators attended virtual sessions on Saturday morning to enhance their Ed-Tech skills. Dr. Stephanee Stephens, Modern Workplace Sr. Specialist for Microsoft U.S. Education, kicked off the Keynote presentation reminding us to find the joy in teaching by “orienting our attitudes and actions toward what’s possible” as we navigate new hybrid learning environments. Presenters shared fantastic tips on ways to implement ed tech applications such as Canva, Nearpod, One Note, Microsoft Translator, Savvas, Canvas, Bookings and more in classrooms from SLPS Educators. Chief Operating … Read More

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MSAP Schools Back to School Symposium: Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead

Hundreds of educators from Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie, Fort Pierce Westwood Academy and Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies attended the 4th annual MSAP Back to School Symposium on Monday July 26th at the Indian River State College McAlpin Theater.  Attendees enjoyed a morning filled with celebrating the growth and successes of the MSAP Magnet schools.  School district and community leaders spoke to the power of innovative education, energizing educators for the start of the academic year. St. Lucie Public Schools Superintendent, Mr. E. Wayne Gent kicked off the event with a warm welcome and a note … Read More

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St. Lucie Educators Elevate Their Ed-tech Skills!

D.I.Y. – Digital Inspiration by YOU! Hundreds of St. Lucie Public Schools Educators attended the virtual D.I.Y. tech conference on Saturday, April 17th, hosted by the Office of Teaching and Learning through Microsoft Teams.  The day started off with keynote speaker, Dr. Chris Dunning, who transformed an older high school into Pasco county’s first technical high school and assists schools nationwide with one-to-one laptop initiatives as a DELL consultant. Attendees enjoyed sessions presented on various ed-tech applications by St. Lucie Public Schools educators.  Over 16 breakout sessions provided instruction on applications such as Power Automate, Nearpod, Canvas, One Note, Flipgrid, … Read More

S.T.E.A.M Programs Shine as Families Attend MSAP Magnet Expo

Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead! Hundreds of families stopped by the St. Lucie Public Schools District office Wednesday night to learn more about the MSAP Magnet School offerings during the second annual MSAP Magnet Schools Expo.  Families were greeted by teams from the two MSAP Magnet K-8 schools, Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie and Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies.  Educators, STEAM Advocates, and Administrators shared the various STEAM offerings such as Project Lead the Way courses, Cambridge curriculum, Minecraft Education, LEGO Makerspaces, Instrumental Music, Dance, Musical Theater, Media Arts and so much more with families.  The Student Assignment Department … Read More

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Bring Interactivity To Your Canvas Modules!

Do you currently use Canvas in your classroom?  Do you want to learn how to add interactivity to your modules to increase engagement?  If so, you can learn more with this online learning opportunity, Adding Interactivity to your Canvas Courses.  Sign up now in Frontline.  Contact Julia Hilburn at with any questions.

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Tech Tuesdays for Teachers

Learn how to enhance classroom instruction by attending online learning Technology Tuesday sessions via Microsoft Teams. It’s a great opportunity to learn a variety of Microsoft applications without leaving the comfort of your desk or home. Register today in Frontline as seats are limited.

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Growing with Canvas

Growing with Canvas registration opens in Frontline on September 3rd, and the course starts in Canvas on September 16th.  This is a great opportunity for teachers to learn the best strategies for utilizing Canvas in the classroom. Contact or with any questions.

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Free General Knowledge Tutoring

Our General Knowledge tutors have experience in both content and test-taking strategies. Sessions are offered throughout the year at convenient times. Online Registration in Eventbrite. Contact Sally VanDereedt in Talent Development for registration details.

Summer Professional Development Learning Sessions

Engagement Strategies & Critical Thinking Participants will learn how to engage students in their learning using cooperative learning structures and high yield instructional strategies. The learning will occur online via Canvas so you can learn virtually. Target Audience: All Teachers K-12   Date: Monday June 10th Location: Online via Canvas Facilitator: Laurie Boyer This PD has been designed for teachers going into their second year of teaching this 2019-2020 school year ONLY. Participants will strategies in the areas of dealing with classroom management, curriculum, and the Framework for Quality Teaching and Learning. Target Audience: Teachers entering their 2nd year of teaching in the 2019-2020 school … Read More

Summer Training Spotlight

The Office of Teaching and Learning would like to share some of the exciting Professional Development sessions taking place at Allapattah Flats K-8 this summer.  Make sure to reserve a seat by signing up in Frontline!

FREE General Knowledge Tutoring for Teachers

Do you need to pass one or more subtests of the General Knowledge Test? Beginning the week of April 1st, the Spring session of FREE General Knowledge Tutoring will begin.  Sign up today using the links below to register for a spot. Math Tutoring will be offered on Tuesdays at St. Lucie West Centennial High School from 5:00 – 6:30 pm.  Sign up for the Spring session at  Password:GKTutoring Reading Tutoring will be offered on Thursdays at Dan McCarty Middle School from 5:00 – 6:30 pm.  Sign up for the Spring session at   Password: GKTutoring Contact Laurie Boyer at with questions.

Technology Tuesdays for Teachers!

Are you a classroom teacher interested in learning about applications in Microsoft Office to utilize for classroom instruction? Would you like to become Microsoft Innovative Educator certified? Join Julia Hilburn and Laurie Boyer from the Talent Development Department for Technology Tuesdays for Teachers via Skype.  A brief orientation to Skype will take place on Thursday, September 27th and the learning sessions begin October 2nd. Log into Frontline to learn more details at

ESOL for Administrators

This online course offering is designed for administrators and facilitated by Megan Green, Director of Secondary Curriculum. The online course is from Monday September 17th through Friday November 9th.

Free General Knowledge Test Tutoring for New Teachers

To help teachers prepare for the General Knowledge test, we are offering FREE GK tutoring beginning the week of 9/10.  Please use the links below to register for Fall 2018 General Knowledge Tutoring.  Please note, when registering for the tutoring session you are committing to attending ALL dates in that session.  All of the tutoring session dates are listed in the registration links.   You must enter the following password after clicking on an event link to register:  GKTutoring Math GK Tutoring Fall 2018 St. Lucie West Centennial H.S. 4:00 – 5:30 pm   Reading GK Tutoring Fall 2018 Dan McCarty Middle School 5:00 – 6:30 pm   Please contact Laurie Boyer with any additional questions.

Summer PD Opportunity – Online Learning Pathways

Are you interested in increasing your use of technology in your classroom to help engage students?  The Office of Teaching and Learning is excited to provide Online Learning Pathways that you can participate in from the comfort of your own home.  If you would like to learn to use Microsoft tools to enhance your classroom, then choose the online learning pathway that best meets your needs.  We offer a beginner, intermediate and advanced track.  Pathways open in May and close July 20th.  Register online via Frontline at

Textbook Training for Biology Teachers

Are you currently a Biology teacher and interested in learning more about your new textbook?  Join us on Monday, June 18th from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm for a training facilitated by Canvas.  Canvas is St. Lucie Public Schools learning management system which has replaced Infinity for the 2017-18 school year.  It connects all of the digital tools and resources into one simple place so you can venture digitally.  Please register in Frontline at

Social Studies Textbook Training

Calling all 10th, 11th and Government Teachers!  Would you like to learn more about utilizing your new Pearson Education textbook?  Join us for a summer training opportunity facilitated by Canvas trainers on Wednesday, June 20th from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm at Allapattah Flats K-8.  Canvas is St. Lucie Public Schools’ learning management system that connects all the digital tools and resources teachers use into one simple place.  Please register in Frontline at

Venture Digitally With Canvas Training

Are you interested in growing instructional technology utilization in your classroom?  Would you like to create an online learning environment for your students?  If so, then join us as we venture digitally into Canvas, an online learning management system that connects all of the digital resources and tools teachers use into one simple place.  Training is on Tuesday, June 19th, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, at Allapattah Flats K8.  Please register in Frontline at

Fostering a Growth Mindset Summer Training

The Office of Teaching and Learning is excited to offer a summer training on Fostering a Growth Mindset.  It will focus on how to help students believe they can succeed in the classroom.  It is being offered through Canvas online from 6/4 – 7/31.  Participants receive 20 hours in-service credits and it meets ESE recertification.  Register via Frontline at

ELA Summer Standards Institute

Please click on the link below for the full flyer with complete details about each session which includes: course title, audience, capacity, location, presenters, date, and time. Seats available on first come, first serve basis! In-service points for ALL sessions!