The Vision of Professional Development Standards and Support (PDSS) is continuous learning for all District employees that will lead to improved outcomes for students and, in turn, the community as a whole.
Our Mission is to support achievement of all students by providing effective professional learning opportunities that increase the effectiveness of instructional and non-instructional staff.
We aim to achieve this mission with the following Goals:
To offer valuable, impactful, and relevant adult learning experiences that are aligned with Professional Learning Standards and result in improved student achievement.
To develop the skills of the District’s PD providers and facilitators to engage in a continuous cycle of improvement to plan, implement, and evaluate professional learning.
To collaborate with all District departments to provide a cohesive circle of support for school administrators and teachers to improve student achievement.
To provide efficient and effective systems that support all employees in the pursuit of professional growth, creating a culture of continuous, lifelong learning.
To support Professional Learning Communities with the resources, tools, and skills they need to authentically and effectively improve student achievement.
To ensure effective evaluation that allows PD providers to measure and monitor the quality and fidelity of implementation, changes in teacher practice, and student outcomes.
PDSS Specialists provide training, support and resources to establish authentic Professional Learning Communities. (754-321-5055)
PDSS Specialists assist Professional Learning Providers to develop Master Plans and Innovation Configurations, and facilitate the Professional Learning Coodinating Council, to ensure the quality of the activities offered to participants. (754-321-5055)
Professional Learning Analysts administer and support Broward Schools' professional learning management systems: MyLearningPlan, iObservation, SAP and Broward Virtual University (BVU). Analysts maintain all accounts and support users as they navigate through these systems. (754-321-5053)
Professional Learning Quick Links
Administrative Rule 6A-5.071 - Master Inservice Plan Guidelines
BCPS PL System – Current professional learning system that guides the way we handle professional learning in Broward schools. - Download document
Broward's MyLearningPlan – Broward’s Professional Learning Management System for searching, registering and recording completion of professional learning. Click this link to visit Broward's MyLearningPlan
FL Statute 1012.98 – School Community Professional Development Act
iObservation – Broward’s tool for the Teacher Evaluation System, BrIDGES. Click to visit iOberservation website
Participants from Charter Schools, Private Schools & Other Districts – Individuals must have an active personnel number (P#) with SBBC in order to obtain an account in
Broward's MyLearningPlan. Please be advised that there may be a charge for participation in activities for those outside the district. Please click here in order to register for a personnel number.
Professional Learning Roles & Responsibilities – Quality professional learning requires the collective effort of people in many different roles. Click to visit PDSS Roles page
Professional Learning Communities – Tools and resources to assist members of a PLC
PLC Performance Indicator Scale – Download the PLC Performance Indicator Scale
External Course Form – Download the External Course Form
Beacon Educator Course Form – Download the Beacon Educator Course form
Professional Development Resources
How we conduct the business of professional learning.
• AFT Support of PLCs – Download the Brochure
• Establishing PLCs – Learn more
• Broward's MyLearningPlan – Visit website
• Professional Development Training Manual for MyLearningPlan: Download
• Charter School SharePoint – Download instructions
• BCPS Professional Learning Facilitator Planning Guide