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Support Staff: Professional Practices

(5 Hr Course) - $25*

*Individual purchase cost is $5 per credit hour for courses or some districts may have a contract.


Gain an awareness of school safety and security procedures, educational liability, professional responsibilities, and ethics. The video-based content utilizes scenarios to provoke consideration of five topics: creating a positive learning environment, eliminating harassing behaviors, promoting safety and classroom order, maintaining professional distance, and practicing professionalism with colleagues and community.

Learning Objectives

State-Specific Course Objectives: Florida

The information in this course provides an awareness of the concepts and skills necessary for educators to accomplish the following areas of the Florida Educators Accomplished Practices

  • Communication-The teacher recognizes the need for effective communication in the classroom. (Accomplished Practice 2)
    • Establishes positive interactions between the teacher and students that are focused upon learning. (Accomplished Practice Indicator 2.2)
    • Encourages students in a positive and supportive manner. (Accomplished Practice Indicator 2.4)

  • Ethics- Adheres to the Code of Ethics and Principles of Professional Conduct of the Education Profession in Florida. (Accomplished Practice 6)
    • Makes reasonable effort to protect students from conditions harmful to learning and/or to the student's mental and/or physical health. (Accomplished Practice Indicator 6.1)
    • Does not unreasonably restrain a student from pursuit of learning. (Accomplished Practice Indicator 6.2)
    • Does not unreasonably deny a student access to diverse points of view. (Accomplished Practice Indicator 6.3)
    • Takes reasonable precautions to distinguish between personal views and those of any educational institution or organization with which the individual is affiliated. (Accomplished Practice Indicator 6.4)
    • Does not intentionally distort or misrepresent facts concerning an educational matter in direct or indirect public expression. (Accomplished Practice Indicator 6.5)
    • Does not use institutional privileges for personal gain or advantage. (Accomplished Practice Indicator 6.6)
    • Maintains honesty in all professional dealings. (Accomplished Practice Indicator 6.7)
    • Shall not on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, handicapping condition if otherwise qualified, or social and family background deny to a colleague professional benefits or advantages or participation in any professional organization. (Accomplished Practice Indicator 6.8)
    • Does not interfere with a colleague's right to exercise political or civil rights and responsibilities. (Accomplished Practice Indicator 6.9)

  • ESOL Standards (from Florida’s Performance Standards for Teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages)

    • Create a positive classroom environment to accommodate the various learning styles and cultural backgrounds of students. (Standard 18)

Documentation Methods

Participants must document their learning by completing the following summatives.

1 Multiple Choice Quiz - Learner demonstrates knowledge of content by selecting the correct answer from the choices provided.
2 Reflections - Learner synthesizes previous knowledge and course content in order to develop a narrative response.

The summatives must meet 80% of the established criteria.

Project Team


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