The Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS), administers programs for students with disabilities. BEESS funds a number of discretionary projects under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B, Part C, and Part D that provide professional development training to Florida educators and related service personnel. Click here to view a complete list of BEESS discretionary projects. The list includes contact information and web addresses for each project.
For information about state and regional professional development opportunities offered by the BEESS discretionary projects for Florida's educators, click on the Professional Development Portal link on the left menu.
Working with the Experts provides professional development for speech and language professionals, occupational therapists, and physical therapists that provide services to students with disabilities in Florida’s public schools. You can access their site from the left menu.
The following resources assist teachers in preparing to take the elementary and middle grades certification exams.
||The Elementary K-6 Online Content Review Module is designed to help educators review their knowledge in the areas of English, math, science, social science, health, physical education, music, and visual arts as required in the Elementary K-6 certification exam.
||The Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum Online Content Review Module is designed to help educators review their knowledge in the areas of English, math, science, and social science as required in the Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum 5-9 certification exam.