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.
Sampling of Services offered by local HRD personnel:
- Council for Exceptional Children - Voice and vision of special education
- International Dyslexia Association - Promoting literacy through research, education and advocacy
- LD Online - Wealth of resources on learning disabilities for professionals and families
- National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) - Information on disabilities, IDEA, and No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities)
- Center on Response to Intervention
- What Works Clearinghouse: Collects, screens and identifies studies of the effectiveness of educational intervention programs, products, and practices
- Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS) - Administers programs for students with disabilities and for gifted students under the Florida Department of Education
- Florida Developmental Disabilities Council - The mission of the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc., is to advocate and promote meaningful participation in all aspects of life for Floridians with developmental disabilities.
- Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind -- Outreach Services - Outreach service with two components: Parent Infant Program (PIP) serving infants and toddlers, ages birth to 5 years, and Small and Rural District Initiative serving children and youth, ages 3-22.
- Florida RTI -- Educator Resources -- Tips and suggestions for implementing tiered interventions for struggling students.
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.
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