Professional Development in SRC

Volume I Issue I January, 2016

@ the PDC

Dear Friends,

I hope the first half of our school year has been great. From the PDC's perspective, we have witnessed some truly amazing teaching and learning this year. Your efforts to engage students are inspiring. If you are reading this, we @ the PDC want to thank you. Our goal with this quarterly newsletter is to provide you with information, news, and tips about professional development, instructional technology, library media services, and innovations occurring across the district. Members of our team will be posting information in each issue, and we will constantly be on the search for classrooms to highlight. Feel free to submit great happenings occurring in your classroom and school to Marianne Robey, our newsletter editor.


We hope you enjoy the first Issue of our Newsletter!

Michael Thorpe, PDC Director-Santa Rosa County Schools

Professional Development Center

The Professional Development Center (PDC) is located at 6556 Firehouse Road in Milton, FL just a little past King Middle School. Our office provides support for technology, professional development and library media services throughout the district.
Each month, watch for new features and information about the MyPD system and other professional development related topics. Click a picture below to learn more.

Technology Integration: Teaching & Learning in the 21st Century

Technology Integration: Teaching & Learning in the 21st Century explores tools and strategies for empowering students to fully participate in a connected, techology-rich society.


Effective technology integration is achieved when its use supports curricular goals. It must support four key components of learning: active engagement, participation in groups, frequent interaction and feedback, and connection to real-world experts. (Technology Integration | Edutopia http://edut.to/JPuGNN)

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Welcome to PBS LearningMedia

Technology Tidbits

Delay Sending an Email

It's best to create some emails while you're thinking about them and not wait until the day you need to send them. Rather than just saving them in draft (and having to remember to find it and send it, later), why not set a delayed delivery option in Outlook?

Go to the Options tab of the email and click on the Delay Delivery button. In the Properties window, select the desired delivery date next to "Do not deliver before"

The email will be sent automatically when the date and time arrives, allowing you to take that off your To Do list much sooner.

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