Professional Development Alternatives (PDA)

Online Professional Development Opportunities

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Professional Development Alternatives (PDA) offers a variety of online professional learning opportunities through Facilitated and Independent Study modules. (PDA flyer)

Facilitated online PDA modules are offered locally and statewide.

Local offerings are available for registration through eLearning. All of these offerings for FY19 meet the ESE1108 requirement. (PDA Facilitated Local Offerings Flyer)

Statewide offerings registration is completed through their registration system. Please contact your local PDA Coordinator for more information on processing in-service points for these offerings. Most of these offerings meet the ESE1108 requirement. (PDA Facilitated State Flyer)

Independent Study online PDA modules are available year round. The courses are located on the PDA website www.fl-pda.org. In-service points are processed through eLearning. After registering on the PDA website, participants will have 16 weeks access to complete the course. After completing all items in the course, items must be completed in eLearning to process the points.

PDA Independent Study 20 Points Flyer

PreK Inclusion Flyer

*Note: If you are seeking to renew your teaching certificate by June 30, 2019, you must have all items completed in the course and eLearning no later than May 31, 2019, to have the points processed in time to renew.

For more information on any of these PDA offerings, please contact your local PDA Coordinator, Julie Drewes julie.drewes@palmbeachschools.org.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING PDA MODULES: If you need to renew your certificate by June 30, 2020, and plan on taking a PDA module to fulfill the 20 point ESE renewal requirement you must complete the module, enroll in eLearning, upload your signed verification form and certificate of completion AND be marked complete in eLearning no later than May 31, 2020, to ensure your points are processed in time for you to renew by June 30, 2020.    
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