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Professional Development

FEA’s Professional Development and Educational Research Department aim is to offer members across the state high quality professional development and resources. We are committed to partnering with affiliate locals in providing member-driven professional development and strengthening local affiliate professional development programs. 

Our intent is to create opportunities for education staff professionals and educators to become active agents in their own professional growth and career development. By having professional development that is rigorous, relevant and focused on current needs, we can maximize engagement and demonstrate the value of union membership. By using professional development as a tool to supporting student learning, we can have a positive impact on student success. 

For additional information in developing your local program or for information on the variety of program offerings, contact Dr. Primrose Cameron, Director of Professional Development and Research at primrose.cameron@floridaea.org 

Educators must continually grow. We know that members of the Florida Education Association are constantly looking for new ideas and innovating ways to improve your craft in order to ensure all students can be successful.

For that reason, your local union and FEA are committed to ensuring access to high-quality, relevant, and meaningful professional development resources, continuing education opportunities, and resources to assist teachers and education staff professionals with their professional practice.

Here you can also find up-to-date information on certification including timelines and everything else you need to know in order to either obtain your initial certification or renew a current one.

At each step along the way of your career, the FEA is committed to ensuring every member has the resources and support necessary to be the best you can be.

Upcoming webinars and trainings

AFT CSI 2021

February 9, 2021—April 7, 2021

CSI 2021 will focus on public education as a vehicle to social justice and democracy. We have created a virtual structure that can work for your team! Rather than a few long, intense days, this year’s virtual institute will last eight weeks. Teams will learn about the school-improvement elements of centering student identity and culture, forging deep relationships within communities of practice, using data to support collaboration, and fostering communications that value multiple perspectives to build an inclusive community—all with an eye toward social justice. Teams will have multiple opportunities to work among themselves, as well as connect with other teams from across the country, digging deeper into the issues that matter most to them, and together coming up with strategies to begin implementation back home. (This year, due to the pandemic, AFT will conduct the Institute virtually.)

Registration closes on February 4. Visit this page for more information or to register.

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