The Instructional Materials team strives to provide Broward County Public Schools with information regarding instructional materials that support 21st Century teaching and learning. Instructional Resources personnel are dedicated to providing the highest quality instructional materials to students and teachers. We are driven to affect student achievement and to acquire, organize, and make available the sources of information needed to purchase and maintain the District’s instructional materials.
The Instructional Technology team works with schools to develop pathways to personalized learning through the digital classrooms and digital infusion programs. Broward’s current Digital 5 program is a total of 84 schools! This program provides laptop computers for instruction to 5th graders along with a math, reading and science digital curriculum, a learning management system and extensive professional learning for 5th grade teachers who are part of the project. This process has trickled down to include digital 3rd and 4th grade classrooms in participating schools. Broward’s middle schools are “infusing” digital tools, resources and instructional strategies within the content areas of mathematics and English/Language Arts through the Digital Infusion Program. Using student laptop carts and teacher laptops, 6th grade English/Language Arts and mathematics classes have access to new digital curriculum aligned to Florida Standards in mathematics and English/Language Arts.
The Broward County School Library mission is to provide face-to-face and blended learning experiences for students and teachers to become effective consumers & producers of print and digital tools and resources; actively promote reading for learning and pleasure; provide high-level, personalized instruction and active learning experiences through 21st Century library media programs and spaces; and to support college and career readiness skills and digital inclusion for all students.