Human Resources Development

Human Resources Development

FDLRS Human Resources Development (HRD) function personnel collaboratively plan and provide information, training, technical assistance/consultation and resources related to effective instructional strategies and models for the education of children and youth who are exceptional and/or have unique needs based on locally assessed needs and established priorities.

HRD services include needs assessments and personnel development with multi-level professional development activities at the awareness, comprehensive, integration, application, and follow-up levels.

 If you have questions about professional development for your school or district, contact one of our staff members at 386.329.3811 or click here to email FDLRS.

  • Amy Lane, Program Administrator
  • Jennifer Middleswart, HRD Specialist
  • Dawn Smythe, HRD/FIN Specialist
  • Jennifer Argentina, HRD Specialist

Sampling of Services offered by local HRD personnel:

  • Access to the General Curriculum
  • Accommodations/Modifications
  • Alternate Assessment
  • Assessment
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • CHAMPS© Behavior Training
  • Classroom Management
  • Classroom Observations and Demonstrations
  • Collaborative/Co-Teaching Model
  • Conflict Prevent and Resolution Through IEP Meeting Facilitation© (FIEP)
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Disability Awareness
  • Discipline in the Secondary Classroom
  • Explicit Instruction
  • Florida Standards and Access to Florida Standards
  • IDEA Implementation Initiatives
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Instructional Modalities/ Learning Styles
  • Least Restrictive Environment
  • Matrix of Services
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention© (CPI)
  • Quality IEPs (QIEP)
  • Small Group Planning and Problem-Solving Process (SGPPS) Facilitation
  • Strategic Instruction Model® (SIM)
  • Support for FLDOE Reading 
  • Transition (Middle/Secondary Levels)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury


Disability Information and Resources

Educational Agencies

SIM-Strategic Instruction Model

The University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning (KUCRL) developed the Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) to promote effective teaching and learning of critical content in schools. SIM strives to help teachers make decisions about what is of greatest importance, what we can teach students to help them to learn and how to teach them well.

SIM Learning Strategies List -- PDF

SIM Overview

Transition/Adolescence to Adulthood

  • FYI Transition - Where will you work? Where will you live? Who will help you? Website principally for parents and students to teach them about transition and employment.
  • National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center - Assist states to build capacity to support and improve transition planning, services, and outcomes for youth with disabilities
  • Youth Transition Initiative - HSC Foundation assists young people with disabilities and chronic illness in to move from school to adulthood to the world of work
  • Project 10-The mission of Project 10 is to assist Florida school districts and relevant stakeholders in building capacity to provide secondary transition services to students with disabilities in order to improve their academic success and post-school outcomes. 
  • Check and Connect


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