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Contact: Kathy Hebda
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400

Phone: (850) 245-0509

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What's Working Series

“What’s Working in Effective Teaching and Leadership” is a series of learning and listening workshops instituted by the Florida State Board of Education and supported by the Department of Education. The series provides all stakeholders an opportunity to interact and dialogue with national education leaders on specific topics that support effective teaching and school leadership.

Why is DOE offering these workshops?

At the request of the State Board of Education, Commissioner Smith will host a series of workshops designed to provide opportunities for dialogue, information sharing, and feedback from educators and stakeholders around the state relating to the education profession and the students we serve. The State Board of Education wishes to gather input provided by teachers, principals, teacher educators, administrators, parents and community leaders from these workshops to assist in future policy development.

Who should attend?

  • Teachers
  • Principals
  • Teacher Educators
  • Administrators
  • Parents
  • Community leaders

How do I participate?

The online submission form for feedback for the October 14th What’s Working Workshop on Preparing Outstanding School Leaders by keynote speaker Jon Schnur. Co-Founder, New Leaders for New Schools, is now closed.

Calendar of Sessions

The meetings will be held Sept. 13 through Oct. 26 in various locations across the state, and will also be webcast live and recorded to increase availability to as many stakeholders as possible.

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