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FDLRS Galaxy Associate Center

Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) is a statewide network of associate and specialized centers that provide support services to exceptional education programs. The FDLRS Centers are part of the public school system.

FDLRS Galaxy proudly serves Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie counties.

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Florida Inclusion Network / Galaxy

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

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  • 1.5 hour training held via Zoom
  • December 1, 2020
  • 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Who should attend? Any educator who works with students!

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Or copy and paste: https://bit.ly/Galaxy-Digital

Inclusive classrooms aim to serve the needs of all students, regardless of background, identity, or academic skillset. These intentional learning environments leverage flexible content delivery, provide targeted instruction, and encourage student reflection and ownership. Tools such as Microsoft Translator and Office Lens can enhance teachers’ current efforts to meet diverse needs within inclusive classrooms.

Office Lens: Learn how to turn a laptop, tablet, or phone camera into an instant scanner, then seamlessly integrate pictures of whiteboards, notes, and printed or handwritten documents into various Office apps. Provide access to digital materials throughout your classroom (both virtual and face to face) easily using Office Lens, which can be accessed using Window, iOS, or Android devices.

Microsoft Translator: Educators manage many types of learners, including deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) students who require assistive technology or English Language Learners who may not speak or understand the language of the classroom. Educators also interact with students' family members. Live captioning and the ability to participate in multilingual conversations assists students and their parents in engaging with teachers and fellow students.
Microsoft Translator for Education offers seamless classroom integration, helping to bridge communication gaps within presentations, browsing experiences, and casual conversations.

 

Read This Article about Digital Tools for Inclusive Classrooms using Microsoft Translator and Office Lens
  • 1.5 hour training held via Zoom
  • December 8, 2020
  • 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Who should attend? Any educator who works with students!

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Or copy and paste: https://bit.ly/GalaxyFlipgrid

During this virtual training, explore how Flipgrid can help foster discussion and empower student voice while conducting a Socratic seminar in your classroom. Don’t know what that is? Don’t worry! We’ll cover Socratic seminars in-depth—and rest assured, you can use what we learn during this session to foster any kind of discussion or reflection.

Literacy is an active process. It is the creation of everything from monumental ideas to brief personal connections. Students must engage with texts, ideas, language, and others in order to make sense of and see meaning in the world. During this training, teachers will learn how to guide their students through a Socratic seminar conducted in Flipgrid. They’ll take the same classroom discussion protocol that supports deep analysis and dialogue around a text and bring those skills online so that students can have a record of their learning and build textual understanding with classmates in new environments.  

 

 

Read This Article about Using Flipgrid to Develop Deep Discussions (Socratic Seminar)

Math instruction that works for a diverse group of learners

December 9, 2020

Only 10 spaces available!

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Purpose: The primary purpose of the Strategic Math Series is to provide at-risk students with the skills needed to solve basic math problems, plus a foundation for solving more advanced problems in the future.

Objective: Participants will learn to teach 3 math strategies (Addition Facts 0-9, Subtraction Facts 0-9, Place Value: Discovering Tens and Ones) using the “concrete-representational- abstract” method of instruction.
Each book is built upon the “C-R-A” method of instruction. In this approach, understanding of mathematics is developed through the use of concrete objects, representational drawings, and an easy-to-learn strategy that turns all students into active problem solvers.

Target Audience: Elementary ESE teachers, Elementary Math Interventionists and Math Coaches

Follow-up: Coaching and support are available to all participants.

Student pre- and post- data based on at least one math strategy taught in its entirety (start to finish, this will take 6 to 9 weeks) are required prior to receiving 20 ESE in-service hours.

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Statement of Purpose

The Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS) provides diagnostic, instructional, and technology support services to district exceptional education programs and families of students with disabilities. Service centers include 19 centers that directly serve school districts in the areas of Child Find, Parent Services, Human Resource Development (HRD), and Technology. In addition, the FDLRS Network also includes 6 Multi-disciplinary Centers who focus on in-depth evaluations and several statewide projects offering specialized services.