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Becoming A Successful Online Learner

The following Web-based courses are offered by PAEC.

  • Tuesday Teacher Training Sessions

  • A Vital Progressivism: Progressivism through the eyes of People of Color
    Course Tuition:  - Inservice Points: 5
    Clients will log into the given website, view the timeline in its various formats, watch the instructional video and will successfully answer 10 essay questions over the content covered.

  • Active Parenting Online Leader Training
    Course Tuition:  - Inservice Points: 33
    These courses are designed to allow completers to conduct training and educational improvement opportunities for Parents.

  • Bloodborne Pathogens PAEC
    Course Tuition:  - Inservice Points: 2
    This course identifies the standards and regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) concerning bloodborne pathogens.

  • Book Study: The Intentional Teacher (Pre-K)
    Course Tuition:  - Inservice Points: 15
    The participant will: 1. Read and describe the meaning of intentional teaching within the pre-k ESE classroom. 2. Implement research based intentional teaching strategies for children with disabilities. 3. Support child guided learning opportunities within the curriculum areas. 4. Support adult guided learning opportunities within the curriculum areas.

  • Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
    Course Tuition: $200 - Inservice Points: 60 (Available for Endorsement Credit)
    This component is designed to enable the participant to learn about basic content and recent advances in care and prevention of athletic injuries. This includes; injury detection, injury treatment, rehabilitation, reconditioning, counseling, and injury prevention. The Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC) is pleased to offer the course series for Athletic Coaching Endorsement. This component is the first course of 3 in the Coaching Endorsement Series offered by PAEC.

    These courses provide instruction that is correlated to the competencies provided by the Florida Department of Education. Each of the PAEC member districts has been provided an endorsement plan that has been approved by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE). The fourteen PAEC member districts have had their plans approved through PAEC as part of their Master In-service Plan for Staff Development. Other districts in Florida must have a Coaching Endorsement package approved by FDOE in order for participants to use these courses for adding the Coaching Endorsement to an existing teaching certificate or to obtain renewable certification for part-time athletic coaching. Enrollment in this course is contingent upon District Professional Development Director approval.

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  • Coaching Theory
    Course Tuition: $200 - Inservice Points: 60 (Available for Endorsement Credit)
    This component is designed to enable the participant to acquire additional knowledge about legal aspects, human growth and development, psyco-social development, bio-physiological foundation, sport management, and sport instruction that will improve coaching effectiveness. Enrollment in this course is contingent upon District Professional Development Director approval.

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  • Curriculum Development for the Gifted : FDLRS / PAEC Web Based
    Course Tuition:  - Inservice Points: 60
    This course is one of five courses that are required for the gifted endorsement. The training features "face - to - face" class sessions presented through the use of online Adobe Connect combined with on-line follow-up activities submitted through Schoology.com

  • Educating Special Populations of the Gifted (PAEC)
    Course Tuition: 50 - Inservice Points: 60
    This course is designed for educators holding a valid teaching certificate to develop and demonstrate the knowledge of the special populations of the gifted and identify appropriate identification and techniques for educating special populations of the gifted. This course meets the requirements for one of the five courses required by FLDOE for the gifted endorsement.

  • ESOL for Category III Teachers Online Course K-12 (Formerly, ESOL: Preliminary 18 hours)
    Course Tuition: $107.10 - Inservice Points: 18
    This course has been specifically designed to meet the 18-hour professional development requirement for teachers who serve students who are ELL and fall into the Category III designation. In this course the learner will understand the legislation that governs LEP students' education. Modules follow that lead the learner through elements of culture, through effective strategies in instructing LEP students and in ways to assess LEP students accurately and fairly. Completing this course will assist educators to become more effective in planning curriculum, instructing and assessing LEP students.

    An application form (click here for ESOL Application) is also required before you may begin the coursework and may be submitted with the payment. The original component number was 2-412-520.

  • ESOL For Guidance Counselors
    Course Tuition: $250.00 - Inservice Points: 60 (Available for Endorsement Credit)
    This sixty-hour online course is designed to fulfill the ESOL requirements for guidance counselors. Specific topics covered by the course include: * Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) * ESOL Curriculum and Materials Development * Cross-cultural Communication and Understanding * Testing and Evaluation of ESOL * Applied Linguistics Some of the modules of the course require use of the textbook, The Cross Cultural, Language, and Academic Development Handbook: A Complete K-12 Reference Guide, written by Lynne T. Diaz-Rico and Kathryn Z. Weed. This text may be purchased from any online text supplier or from the publisher. Teachers in PAEC member districts, please check with the District Professional Development Director. Member districts were provided some copies of the text. An application form (click here for ESOL Application) is also required before you may begin the coursework and may be submitted with the payment.

  • ESOL For Guidance Counselors
    Course Tuition: $178.50 - Inservice Points: 30
    This thirty-hour online course is designed to partially fulfill the ESOL requirements for guidance counselors. Specific topics covered by the course include: * Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) * ESOL Curriculum and Materials Development * Cross-cultural Communication and Understanding * Testing and Evaluation of ESOL * Applied Linguistics Some of the modules of the course require use of the textbook, The Cross Cultural, Language, and Academic Development Handbook: A Complete K-12 Reference Guide, written by Lynne T. Diaz-Rico and Kathryn Z. Weed. This text may be purchased from any online text supplier or from the publisher. Teachers in PAEC member districts, please check with the District Professional Development Director. Member districts were provided some copies of the text. An application form (click here for ESOL Application) is also required before you may begin the coursework and may be submitted with the payment.

  • ESOL for School Administrators
    Course Tuition: $250 - Inservice Points: 60
    This online course, designed specifically for school administrators, meets the 60-hour Category 4 ESOL professional learning requirement. The coursework includes all of the following areas: -Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL -ESOL Curriculum& Materials Development -Cross-cultural Communication and Understanding -Testing and Evaluation of ESOL -Applied Linguistics

  • ESOL: Applied Linguistics
    Course Tuition: 250 - Inservice Points: 60
    This course is aligned with Florida's State Board of Education approved Florida teacher Standards for ESOL Endorsement: Rule 6A-4.02452. It is recommended that teachers complete the ESOL Methods course as the first one of the series, followed by this course as the second one. This sixty hour online course is one of the approved courses for the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium's 300 hour Add-On ESOL Endorsement Program, Option A. The course may also be used to partially fulfill the requirements for Options C and D of the PAEC Add-On ESOL Endorsement Program. Some of the modules of the course require use of the textbook, The Study of Language,written by George Yule. This text may be purchased from any online text supplier or from the publisher. Teachers in PAEC member districts, please check with the District Professional Development Director. Member districts were provided some copies of the text. This course serves as the ESOL training required by the state of Florida for teachers of mathematics, social studies, science and computer literacy. In this course the learner will understand the legislation that governs ELLs' education. Modules follow that lead the learner through elements of culture, through effective strategies in instructing ELLs and in ways to assess ELLs accurately and fairly. Completing this course will assist educators to become more effective in planning curriculum, instructing and assessing ELLs. An application form is also required before you may begin the coursework and may be submitted with the payment.

  • ESOL: Cross Cultural Communication, Course Five
    Course Tuition: $250 - Inservice Points: 60
    This on-line course meets the Florida standards for the 60-hour in-service training requirements for content teachers of ESOL students Domain 1: Cross Cultural Communications. The general objectives of this course are for teachers to know, understand, and use the major theories research related to the structure and acquisition of language to support ESOL students language and literacy development and content area achievement.

  • ESOL: Curriculum and Materials Development
    Course Tuition: $250.00 - Inservice Points: 60 (Available for Endorsement Credit)
    This on-line course meets the Florida standards for the 60-hour in-service training requirements for teachers of ESOL students, Domain 4: ESOL Curriculum and Materials Development.

    Some of the modules of the course require use of the textbook, Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development Handbook: A Complete K-12 Reference Guide (2006 edition) by Lynne T. Diaz-Rico, Kathryn Z. Weed. This text may be purchased from any online text supplier or from the publisher. Teachers in PAEC member districts, please check with the District Professional Development Director. Member districts were provided some copies of the text.

    An application form (click here for ESOL Application) is also required before you may begin the coursework and may be submitted with the payment.

    General Objectives:
    Teachers know, understand, and use evidence-based practices and strategies related to planning, implementing, and managing standards-based ESL and content instruction. Teachers are skilled in using a variety of classroom organization techniques, program models and teaching strategies for developing and integrating language skills. They can integrate technology and choose and adapt classroom resources.

    Specific Objectives:
    Standard 1: Planning for Standards-Based Instruction of ELLs Teachers will know, understand, and apply concepts, research, best practices, and evidence-based strategies to plan classroom instruction in a supportive learning environment for ELLs. The teacher will plan for multilevel classrooms with learners from diverse backgrounds using a standards-based ESOL curriculum.

    Performance Indicators
    4.1.a. Plan for integrated standards-based ESOL and language sensitive content instruction.
    4.1.b. Create supportive, accepting, student-centered classroom environments.
    4.1.c. Plan differentiated learning experiences based on assessment of students' English and L1 proficiency and integrating ELLs' cultural background knowledge, learning styles, and prior formal educational experiences.
    4.1.d. Plan learning tasks for particular needs of students with limited formal schooling (LFS).
    4.1.e. Plan for instruction that embeds assessment, includes scaffolding, and provides re-teaching when necessary for individuals and small groups to successfully meet English language and literacy learning objectives.

    Standard 2: Instructional Resources and Technology
    Teachers will know, select, and adapt a wide range of standards-based materials, resources, and technologies.
    4.2.a. Select and adapt culturally responsive/sensitive, age-appropriate, and linguistically accessible materials.
    4.2.b. Select and adapt a variety of materials and other resources including L1 resources, appropriate to ELLs developing English language and literacy.
    4.2.c. Select technological resources (e.g., Web, software, computers, and related media) to enhance instruction for ELLs of diverse backgrounds and at varying English proficiency levels.

  • ESOL: Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    Course Tuition: 250 - Inservice Points: 60
    This course is aligned with Florida's State Board of Education approved Florida teacher Standards for ESOL Endorsement: Rule 6A-4.02452.

    It is recommended that teachers complete this ESOL course as the first one of the series.

    This sixty hour online course is one of the approved courses for the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium's 300 hour Add-On ESOL Endorsement Program, Option A. It is also one of the two required courses for teachers who are reading endorsed and seeking to become ESOL endorsed through the PAEC Add-On ESOL Endorsement Program, Option B. The course may also be used to partially fulfill the requirements for Options C and D of the PAEC Add-On ESOL Endorsement Program.

    This course serves as the ESOL training required by the state of Florida for teachers of mathematics, social studies, science and computer literacy. In this course the learner will understand the legislation that governs LEP students' education. Modules follow that lead the learner through elements of culture, through effective strategies in instructing LEP students and in ways to assess LEP students accurately and fairly. Completing this course will assist educators to become more effective in planning curriculum, instructing and assessing ELLs.
    An application form is also required before you may begin the coursework and may be submitted with the payment.

    The original component number for this course was: 2-412-520.


  • ESOL: Testing and Evaluation
    Course Tuition: 250 - Inservice Points: 60
    This course is aligned with Florida's State Board of Education approved Florida teacher Standards for ESOL Endorsement: Rule 6A-4.02452.
    It is recommended that teachers complete the ESOL Methods course as the first one of the series, followed by Applied Linguistics as the second one.
    This sixty hour online course is one of the approved courses for the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium's 300 hour Add-On ESOL Endorsement Program, Option A. The course may also be used to partially fulfill the requirements for Options C and D of the PAEC Add-On ESOL Endorsement Program.

    This course serves as the ESOL training required by the state of Florida for teachers of mathematics, social studies, science and computer literacy. In this course the learner will understand the legislation that governs ELLs' education. Modules follow that lead the learner through elements of culture, through effective strategies in instructing ELLs and in ways to assess ELLs accurately and fairly. Completing this course will assist educators to become more effective in planning curriculum, instructing and assessing ELLs.
    An application form is also required before you may begin the coursework and may be submitted with the payment.


  • Guidance and Counseling for the Gifted
    Course Tuition: $50 - Inservice Points: 60 (Available for Endorsement Credit)
    This course develops participants awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the social and emotional development and concomitant needs of gifted students with an emphasis on acquiring skills in using practical strategies and techniques that support gifted students healthy social and emotional development.

    This course is one of five courses that are required for the gifted endorsement. The training features online adobe Connect class session, discussion posts through Edmoto, and out of class assignments.

  • Intel Teach Elements: Educational Leadership in the 21st Century
    Course Tuition: forty-five - Inservice Points: 15
    Educational Leadership in the 21st Century provides an interactive e-learning experience to support exploration and discussion of school leadership in our students’ technological 21st century world. School leaders review best practices, examine leadership behaviors, and develop strategies to better support their teachers. They follow two administrators who work together to better use technology to support teachers and improve student achievement. Participants discuss ideas and strategies with other leaders in the course and apply them to their own practice. Extension activities provide opportunities to explore more in depth topics of interest.

  • Leadership Series: Communicating with Boys
    Course Tuition: $89.25 - Inservice Points: 15
    Communicating with Boys is based on the text: Hear Our Cry: Boys in Crisis by Paul D. Slocumb, Ed.D.

    Participants will need to purchase the book Hear Our Cry: Boys in Crisis by Paul D. Slocumb, Ed.D. to complete course exercises. The book is available from most online book sources.

  • Nature and Needs of the Gifted PAEC online
    Course Tuition:  - Inservice Points: 60
    Nature and Needs of Students Who Are Gifted provides an overview of the evolution of gifted education on the national, state, and local level. Major events affecting gifted education are described as well as major policies and procedures governing the delivery of gifted education. Cognitive, social, and emotional characteristics common to individuals who are gifted are identified along with strategies to meet the academic needs of different categories of students who are gifted. This is a facilitated online course through Schoology. There will be three face to face sessions available through the online platform Adobe Connect.


  • Professional Development Needs Assessment
    Course Tuition: 0 - Inservice Points: 1
    This is an annual professional development needs assessment that should be completed for the following purposes: A. Identifying district-wide professional development needs of teachers. B. Identifying school-wide professional development needs of teachers. C. Identifying the professional development needs of individual teachers.

  • Professional Development Needs Assessment 2016-2017
    Course Tuition: 0 - Inservice Points: 1
    This is an annual professional development needs assessment that should be completed for the following purposes: A. Identifying district-wide professional development needs of teachers. B. Identifying school-wide professional development needs of teachers. C. Identifying the professional development needs of individual teachers.

  • Professional Development Needs Assessment 2017-2018
    Course Tuition: 0 - Inservice Points: 1
    This is an annual professional development needs assessment that should be completed for the following purposes: A. Identifying district-wide professional development needs of teachers. B. Identifying school-wide professional development needs of teachers. C. Identifying the professional development needs of individual teachers.

  • Project Based Approaches Intel Summer PLC
    Course Tuition:  - Inservice Points: 20
    Intel Teach helps K-12 teachers of all subjects engage students with digital learning, including digital content, Web 2.0, social networking, and online tools and resources. Intel Teach professional development empowers teachers to integrate technology effectively into their existing curriculum, focusing on their students problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration, which are precisely the skills required in the high tech, networked society in which we live. **Meets ESE Recertification Requirement ** (for those recertifying 2015 or later if districts other than Jackson) Universal Design for Learning and Intel Teach Elements Online Courses Universal Design for Learning framework and principles are integrated heavily into each and every one of Intels Teach Elements online courses. This occurs with the basic premise that UDL helps us meet the needs of diverse learners specifically as they work to learn the new Florida Standards. Alignment is crucial and specific examples are listed below: Use of formative assessments to monitor progress and adjust instruction Use of graphic organizers to identify prior knowledge and tie in to new instruction Use of technology that is appropriate to students' needs Use of Project Based Activities relating to real world challenges Use of cooperative /collaborative learning Use of visual aids Use of surveys to assess learning styles and interests More information can be found about UDL at the CAST website: http://www.cast.org All exercises, quizzes, reports and reflection exercises will be conducted in the PAEC Schoology Learning Management System 5 Essay questions requiring 75 words or greater response will assess knowledge of UDL principles and ESE proficiency items integrated into the First Two intel Teach Elements Courses (Customized by PAEC with UDL Principles) Course 1: Moving Into Mobile Learning Course 2: Creativity in the Mobile Classroom Course 3: Project Based Approaches (Module I & II)

  • Reading Endorsement: Competency 1
    Course Tuition:  - Inservice Points: 60
    This online course will provide participants with skills and knowledge in Foundations of Reading Instruction. The course consists of 8 instructional sessions, each containing a series of lessons. Upon completion of the course, successful participants will demonstrate proficiency related to the process of reading for Competency One and the indicated Performance Indicators.

  • Reading Endorsement: Competency 2
    Course Tuition: Two Hundred & Fifty Dollars - Inservice Points: 60
    Participants will learn to apply the principles of research-based reading instructional practices and how to integrate this knowledge of application with the six components of reading. The course consists of 8 instructional sessions, each containing a series of lessons. Upon completion of the course, successful participants will demonstrate proficiency in application of research-based instructional practices per the indicated Performance Indicators A-G.

  • Reading Endorsement: Competency 3
    Course Tuition:  - Inservice Points: 60
    This is an online course available through PAEC.

  • Sexual Health Education 101
    Course Tuition:  - Inservice Points: 10
    This course is provided by Florida's School-Based HIV/STD and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Project, a University of South Florida's Healthy Schools Project, and is supported by cooperative agreement number 1U87PS004277-03 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Sexual Health Education 101 (SHE 101) will increase participants knowledge related to HIV/STDs and teen pregnancy in the U.S and Florida. During the four-hour workshop, participants will explore the content listed in the course objectives. Additionally, participants will learn of activities that may be used to deepen middle and high school students understanding of the potential results of risky sexual behavior. SHE 101 also provides resources that could be used to guide development of sexual health curriculum and lesson plans.

    This on-line professional development includes:
    *Recordings of six training modules that range from 30 to 75 minutes in length. The total viewing time of the modules is four hours.
    *Slides from the SHE 101 Power Point presentation.
    *A quiz following each module. The number of questions range from three to thirteen depending on the amount of information provided in the module.
    *Activities - Modules Two, Four and Five include demonstrations of activities that you may use with your students. The directions for the activities are included with the
    course information listed on the PAEC website. These activities were reviewed and approved by the state level Sexual Health Education Material Review Committee, but be
    sure to have them reviewed by your school district sexual health education material review committee before using them.
    *A post-test for participants to complete at the end of the workshop.
    (Instructor: Anthony Cooley)



  • Sexual Health Education 102 Online
    Course Tuition:  - Inservice Points: 6
    This course is provided by Florida's School-Based HIV/STD and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Project, a University of South Florida's Healthy Schools Project, and is supported by cooperative agreement number 1U87PS004277-05 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexual Health Education 102 (SHE 102) will increase participants’ knowledge related to HIV/STDs and teen pregnancy in the U.S and Florida, as well CDC’s 16 Critical Sexual Health Education Topics. Participants will learn of strategies and activities that may be used to deepen middle and high school students’ understanding of how to prevent HIV/STD and teen pregnancy. Additionally, SHE 102 provides resources that could be used to guide development of sexual health curriculum and lesson plans. This on-line professional development includes: - Recordings of six training modules that range from 30 to 75 minutes in length. The total viewing time of the modules is four hours. - Slides from the SHE 102 Power Point presentation. - A quiz following each module. The number of questions range from four to eight depending on the amount of information provided in the module. - Activities - Demonstrations of activities that you may use with students are are interspersed. The directions for the activities are included with the course information listed on the PAEC website. These activities were reviewed and approved by the state level Exemplary Sexual - Health Education Workgroup, but be sure to have them reviewed by your school district sexual health education material review committee before using them. - A post-test for participants to complete at the end

  • Teacher Leaders
    Course Tuition:  - Inservice Points: 140
    Blended instructional program designed for individuals who are aspiring to become assistant principals

  • Theory and Development of Creativity for the Gifted (Revised 2016)
    Course Tuition:  - Inservice Points: 60
    The Theory and Development of Creativity course will provide an overview of the theory, research, practical strategies, and resources on creativity, with an emphasis on classroom applications in the gifted classroom. This course has three overriding goals: to increase the knowledge of the nature and definition of creativity; to reflect on and learn ways to enhance personal creativity; and to provide ideas and strategies for teaching others (students) to develop and use their creativity.


  • Theory and Practice of Coaching a Specific Sport
    Course Tuition: $200 - Inservice Points: 60 (Available for Endorsement Credit)
    This component is designed to enable the participant to acquire additional knowledge about basic content and recent advances in coaching a selected interscholastic sport. Enrollment in this course is contingent upon District Professional Development Director approval.

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  • Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice
    Course Tuition:  - Inservice Points: 20
    This online book study explores the latest theories and practices around curriculum that is designed from the beginning to engage all students and take into account wide range of diversity within our schools. The first book was written in 2002. In this new version, the author and others share why Universal Design for Learning (UDL) continues to hold much promise for education.

There is no charge for many professional development activities for educators in the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium member districts. If a charge is noted on the description, please send a personal, school, or district check; district purchase order, or Scholarship Request Order from your District Professional Development Director. Please note the name of the professional development activity on the payment* and forward to:
Panhandle Area Educational Consortium
Distribution Center
Attn: Barbara Williams
753 West Boulevard
Chipley, FL 32428
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact the PAEC staff at contact@paec.org.


*(Refund of the Course Charge is not available. However, in-house credit may be issued if you wish to withdraw from this course at a later date.)

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