The Florida State Personnel Development Grants (SPDG) is a five-year initiative to build capacity at the school and district level to implement two evidence-based practices, Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) and Check and Connect (C&C) a student mentoring program. Our focus is on middle and high schools, and we target decreasing dropout rates and increasing graduation and proficiency rates for students with disabilities. We currently provide direct support to 19 districts.
We are entering our fifth year of funding and due to COVID have some underutilized funds. We have had great success when the school social workers have gotten involved with implementation of C&C, so we are planning to offer three sessions this year. Our plan is to offer one this fall late Nov/early Dec. and two in the spring in three locations around the state.
Each training is two days (total of 12 hours), and the trainers are certified by the Institute of Community Integration at the University of Minnesota. Since we are grant funded there will be not charge to attendees and we will provide all necessary materials to attendees. Free CEUs will also be provided.
For more information contact the number provided on the flyer.