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    Shane Syfrett
    Director of Professional Learning
    Aquilina Howell Building
    The mission of the Leon County Schools' Department of Professional Learning is to improve student achievement by providing support and resources that engage all educators in continuous professional growth. 

Weekly Updates

  • ESOL Coordinator Winter Meeting

    Posted by Susan Walden on 12/11/2019 10:30:00 AM

    Friday, January 10, 2020 in the Howell Building Front Conference Room


    ESOL Coordinators for each site should plan to attend and bring their laptop or device. To register for this meeting, use the Leon LEADS platform and search for course number 28760.


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  • LCS Beginning Teachers Support Webinar Series: Classroom Organization

    Posted by Susan Walden on 12/11/2019 10:00:00 AM

    December 17, 2019 02:30 PM

    If you wish to attend, please register in advance for this meeting using the following link:

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

     If you have any questions please contact Susan Walden (

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  • Examining African-American History in Florida: A Day at the State Archives

    Posted by Susan Walden on 12/11/2019 10:00:00 AM

    Monday, February 3, 2020 at the R.A. Gray Building

    (500 S. Bronough Street)

    Elementary and secondary sessions will be held and an optional tour of the stacks and guided research will be provided. Space is limited to one representative per school. Please contact Kathy Corder ( to enroll.

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  • Holocaust Education Advocates Workshop

    Posted by Susan Walden on 12/11/2019 10:00:00 AM

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the TCC Workforce Development Building

    (444 Appleyard Drive)

    Contact Kathy Corder ( for more information or to register.

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  • U.S. Census Classroom Resources Webinar

    Posted by Susan Walden on 12/10/2019 10:00:00 AM

    The Statistics in Schools program is hosting a webinar on December 11 at 7 p.m. EST. The webinar, Enhance Your Lessons With Real-World Census Data, will show educators how they can use our free SIS resources to bring census data into their classroom as a teaching tool for any grade and to supplement their existing lesson plans in English, geography, history, math, sociology, and more.

    We encourage you to invite teachers in your communities to register and attend! In this webinar, they will learn about:

    • The resources that SIS provides for every grade level.
    • Best practices for using SIS resources in their classroom.
    • Ways to adapt SIS resources to their classroom and their students’ learning styles.

    Teachers can register for the webinar here to learn how they can sharpen their students’ knowledge of statistics while supporting a complete and accurate count in the 2020 Census using the SIS program.

    Note: Attendance for this event is limited to 1,000 attendees on a first-come-first-served basis. We will notify all registrants when the recorded version is available.

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  • STAR Reports Training

    Posted by Susan Walden on 11/25/2019 2:00:00 PM

    STAR Reading and STAR Math reports training will be held on December 3rd-6th at the Howell Center Computer lab. The schedule will be as follows below, and there will be two available sessions each day. Session One will run from 8:30AM-11:00AM and Session 2 will run from Noon-3:00PM. Please sign up on Leon LEADS to attend.

    STAR Reading--December 3rd-4th, 2019

    STAR Math--December 5th-6th, 2019


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