ProGOE Press

A Guide to Professional Development and ProGOE Usage

Welcome to the ProGOE Press - Edition 4 March

This will be our final newsletter for the 19-20 SY. The Office of Professional Learning and Development looks forward to continuing to serve the needs of our ProGOE users and Professional Developers for the upcoming 20-21 SY. Stay tuned in August for another edition of the ProGOE Press.
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Reading Endorsement Information

Whether you are working at a school site or here at ESF, a big topic of conversation is the new legislative requirement for reading endorsement. There are many myths circulating, the first of which is "everyone must be endorsed".

House Bill 7055 is the legislation governing these changes and it is very clear. HB 7055 says "Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, intensive reading interventions provided pursuant to a school district's reading plan must be delivered by a teacher who is certified or endorsed in reading".

The first thing a teacher should do is have a conversation with their administrator to see if they will be delivering intensive reading instruction to their students identified as significantly deficient (Coded under Course B). Not all schools deliver intensive remediation in the same way, therefore speaking with the principal is of utmost importance.

If you have teachers who are concerned and want to know more about the reading endorsement changes, want to know how to find out what courses they may have already taken, or how to have their transcript evaluated, please direct them to our county endorsement page The information on this page will provide them with specific information about these topics.

It is also recommended to read over our FAQ document located at the bottom of the Reading Information section.

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Credit Request Reminder for Summer Workshops and Conferences

All requests to add outside conferences or workshops to a teacher's inservice record is requested through the ProGOE system. Please remind your teachers to submit their conference or summer workshop request into the ProGOE system for anything they take this summer. It is only necessary to submit workshops or conferences if they are not sponsored by BPS or one of our affiliates (Example of affiliate: BFT). If they are unsure how to submit the request, please forward these instructions to your teachers. This provides step by step directions for completing their request to receive inservice credits for attending an outside conference or workshop.

Would you like an opportunity to earn SWD credits and learn from some of the most knowledgeable presenters in the field of Special Education?

Register for the 5th Annual START Conference. This conference is designed to support educators and families of individuals with disabilities. The conference supports topics from PreK-12. It is a wonderful opportunity to hear from cutting edge educators and experts in the field of exceptional student education, and you can also earn SWD (Students with Disabilities) credits to use toward certificate renewal. To register use the following ProGOE information:

Course#14677 Section#405748

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ProGOE Training/Refresh Your Skills

ProGOE Training for ESF Staff

Monday, April 6th, 12:30-3:30pm

2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way

Melbourne, FL

This is an initial training for Resource Teachers, Directors, Administrative Assistants, and other professionals working at ESF. Those who have already been trained may also sign up for the course as a refresher.

ProGOE Section# 402910

ProGOE Training for School Site Inservice Representatives

Monday, April 6th, 8:30-11:30am

2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way

Melbourne, FL

This training is for school site inservice representatives (those at the school sites setting up inservice in the ProGOE system). Individuals already trained may choose to sign up for this training as a refresher.

ProGOE Section# 403474

Professional Learning Library App On Launchpad

Now that you know about our professional learning library , did you know the app is on your Launchpad? When you sign into Launchpad you will see the app. Click and go! Remember the ID information is brevard

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How to Find Your Credits for Renewal (Watch this short video)

Finding credits on your transcript

Who Can I Call for ProGOE Issues?

ProGOE is a multi tiered system used for tracking of professional development, registration of PD, and evaluation. Question pertaining to PD records, school in-service proposals, transcripts, etc. would be answered in Professional Learning and Development. Itzel Copley or Lynnette Thorstensen would be your resources.

If you have questions about evaluation plans, those would go to Marylou Stant. She works in Human Resources as an Information System Analyst. She monitors all of the plans for the district and works with schools to make sure evaluations are being done correctly.

For any issues with signing into ProGOE you would call the BPS Help Desk