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SIM Virtual Professional Learning for Educators

Audience:  Florida Educators  

Topic:  The Concept Comparison Routine 
This routine is designed to help students understand concepts by analyzing how they are the same and how they are different. Through use of the routine, teachers and students explore the characteristics of two or more concepts, identify the characteristics that are shared or not shared by the concepts, name overarching categories for sets of characteristics they have identified, and summarize the similarities and differences.

Event Date/Time:  

  • March 2-3, 2022 from 4:30pm-6:30pm, EST (each day)
  • Follow up session on April 20th from 4:30pm-7:30pm, EST.

Registration Deadline:  Friday, February 11, 2022. Registration is limited.  Training link and materials will be sent out to registrants prior to the event.

Questions?  Please contact Alice Schmitges at, 386-312-2265.


Fridays with FDLRS Parent Webinars

The FDLRS Administration Project and Associate Centers Network are proud to offer a series of parent webinars to take place virtually over the 2021-2022 school year.

The webinars are conducted during lunch hours from 12:00pm–12:45pm, EST, on a designated Fridays. All sessions will be recorded and posted to our Recorded Webinars page for access throughout the year.

These webinars are free of charge and open to all parents, families, and professionals working with children with disabilities or those with unique needs. We ask that you register at least two weeks prior to the event. The webinar link will be sent to registrants in an email the day prior to the session.

If you have any questions, please email or call 386-312-2665.

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Special Ed Connection

Is your child receiving special education services? The Florida Department of Education is proud to provide access to Special Ed Connection ® at no cost to families of individuals with disabilities who are enrolled in special education programs. To request access to this valuable resource, please click here.

Statement of Purpose

The Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS) provides diagnostic, instructional, and technology support services to district exceptional education programs and families of students with disabilities. Service centers include Associate Centers that directly serve school districts in the areas of Child Find, Parent Services, Human Resource Development (HRD), and Technology. In addition, the FDLRS Network also includes Multi-disciplinary Centers who focus on in-depth evaluations and several statewide projects offering specialized services.