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Serving the Students of Northwest Florida since 1967

  • Academic and Professional Development

    The purpose of the Academic and Professional Development team is to provide services that will enhance classroom instruction and, ultimately, increase student achievement. Content specific professional learning activities are offered face-to-face, blended and online to support the needs of educators.

    K-12 English Language Arts (ELA)

    Contact Information
    Kay Brewton, Consultant - 850-638-6131 Ext. 2315 -

    K-12 ELA professional development is provided to assist teachers and administrators with research-based reading/language arts instruction to meet the expectations of the Florida State Standards (FSA).  PAEC’s consultants work with administrators, coaches and classroom teachers in all areas of ELA, based on each district’s needs and requests. Services are provided through multi-district workshops and/or on-site district or school delivery, which include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Components of Literacy (Early Literacy, Oral Language, Phonological
    • Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension)
    • Collaborative Planning
    • Technical Ongoing Site Support
    • Modeled Lessons
    • Mini-Professional Development (Grade and Content)
    • Pacing/Curriculum Guide Development
    • Literacy Across Disciplines
    • Close Reading
    • Writing Literacy (Focus upon Opinion-Based & Argumentative Writing)
    • Data Study
    • Program and Intervention Support

    Rural Local Assistive Technology Support

    Contact Information
    Anthony Cooley - 850-638-6131 Ext. 2279 –

    Provides support with the Assistive Technology Assessment Process, selection and implementation of assistive technology and technical assistance and training for Local Assistive Technology professionals, students and parents.

    Serving Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Walton and Washington school districts.

    Distance Learning

    Contact Information
    Dr. Maria Pouncey, Administrator of Instructional Services - 850-638-6131 Ext. 2266 -

    PAEC also uses distance learning in a variety of modalities to provide just in time professional learning opportunities to educators throughout member districts and the State of Florida.  PAEC’s distance learning professional development model offers cost savings to districts, reducing teacher out-of-class and travel time and costs.  A full menu of distance learning offerings can be found by visiting the PAEC website at

    Add-On Endorsements

    PAEC maintains a variety of add-on endorsement plans for the districts, including reading, ESOL, and gifted. The consortium ensures the add-on plans are revised and updated according to the FLDOE cycle. 

    K-12 Reading Endorsement

    Contact Information

    Kay Brewton, Consultant - 850-638-6131 Ext. 2315 - 

    PAEC offers an add-on Reading Endorsement through a face-to-face or online option that addresses the five competencies through research-based reading instruction, application, assessment and differentiation with a five-course program of study and practical application to improve student reading success.  The face-to-face Reading Endorsement delivery is provided by the PAEC reading consultant based on individual district request and/or through a district’s reading coach. Completion of each 60 credit hour course, totaling 300 credit hours, is required for the add-on Reading Endorsement.  

    Gifted Endorsement

    Contact Information
    Donna Doelman, Consultant - 850-638-6131 Ext. 2271 –

    The five courses needed to complete the gifted endorsement meet all requirements set forth by the FLDOE. Courses are taught using the hybrid method on Adobe Connect and Schoology. Donna Doelman is the instructor. PAEC offers two courses per year.

    • Gifted Endorsement Courses
    • Curriculum Development for the Gifted
    • Theory and Development of Creativity
    • Education of Special Populations of Gifted Students
    • Guidance and Counseling for the Gifted Student
    • Nature and Needs of Gifted Students

    Master Inservice Plan (MIP)

    Contact Information
    Dr. Maria Pouncey, Administrator of Instructional Services - 850-638-6131 Ext. 2266 -

    The Professional Development Center developed and maintains the Master Inservice Plan for PAEC member districts. The Master Inservice Plan includes titles (usually broad) of professional learning offerings, component numbers, a description of the professional development that might take place under that component and the maximum number of inservice points that someone might earn for the component. It also addresses the key indicators required by F.S. 1012.98 and those that have been monitored over time as a result of the Florida Professional Development Protocol Evaluation System. The structure of the Master Inservice Plan and the correlating courses in the electronic side ensure districts are in compliance with professional learning monitoring and also ensures the appropriate information is accessible at Survey 5.

    PAEC Annual Summer Leadership Conference 

    Contact Information

    Dr. Maria Pouncey, Administrator of Instructional Services - 850-638-6131 Ext. 2266 -

    The annual summer leadership conference features nationally recognized experts on educational topics as well as a broad array of  concurrent sessions specifically designed to inform while enhancing leadership skills.The conference attracts numerous business partners to introduce educational products to Florida school leaders.  Attendees also enjoy the opportunity to network with peers from around the state and across the nation.