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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

  • Online Coursework--Tobacco Prevention

    Posted by Susan Walden on 3/26/2020 7:05:00 PM

    Tobacco Prevention Flyer Tobacco Prevention Flyer 2

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

    Posted by Susan Walden on 1/24/2020 1:00:00 PM

    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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  • My Career Shines: Training for Instructors and Guidance Staff

    Posted by Susan Walden on 1/24/2020 1:00:00 PM

    February 13, 2020 from 8:30AM-12:30PM in the Lively PTC Lab.  

    This training focuses on a comprehensive education and career planning system designed to assist students with career planning success in today’s global economy. Please register in Leon LEADS, Course # 24752, Section 28615. 

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  • Kagan: Emotion-Friendly Teaching

    Posted by Susan Walden on 1/24/2020 1:00:00 PM

    March 23, 2020 at the Howell Building

    8:30AM-3:45 PM

    Information and Registration available HERE.

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  • Unique Curriculum Training

    Posted by Susan Walden on 1/24/2020 1:00:00 PM

    If you would like to sign up for any of the training dates, please send an email to 

    Tuesday 2/11 at Lively: Advanced 9:00-12:00; Beginning 12:30-3:30 

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  • Leon County Schools Clinical Education Training

    Posted by Susan Walden on 1/24/2020 1:00:00 PM

    Leon Leads Course #24549, Section #28264, 20 points

    Pre-requisite: Classroom teachers must have taught at least three years and have effective or highly effective evaluations in Leon Leads.

    A blended model of instruction will be used for this course.   

    Online: Open Now-Professional Code of Conduct Quiz, Modules One and Two

    Face to Face Meeting One: Thursday, January 30, 2020

           4:30-6:30 Aquilina Howell Center, front conference room

    Online:  Modules Three and Four

    Face to Face Meeting Two: Thursday, March 5, 2020

           4:30-6:30 Aquilina Howell Center, School Board room

    If you have questions, please contact: Amy Sherry or Sherri Winsett

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