Professional Development

FIN (Florida Inclusion Network)

The Florida Inclusion Network (FIN) collaborates with all districts and schools to provide customized services and supports ensuring all students with disabilities have the same educational, social, and future opportunities as their peers.  The Florida Inclusion Network (FIN) provides services to schools and districts in Brevard and Volusia to increase and improve inclusive practices for students with disabilities in general education classrooms and other natural settings.

FIN services in Brevard and Volusia are provided by Bill Pearlman, who has experience and expertise in planning and implementing inclusive practices at the school and district levels by developing and increasing opportunities for meaningful inclusion of students with disabilities. Services provided to schools and districts are identified through a collaborative, problem solving process focused on increasing outcomes for ALL students in inclusive environments.



FDLRS East Technology Specialists provide assistance and support in the appropriate use of a variety of technologies for students, teachers, professional staff, and parents. Support services are available in the areas of assistive technology, instructional technology, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), AIM/NIMAS Florida services, and virtual/online instruction.

Human Resource Development (HRD)

FDLRS East Human Resource Development (HRD) personnel provide professional development learning opportunities to educators focused on refining teacher practice and increasing student achievement. Professional learning events are aligned to Florida's Professional Development Protocol Evaluation. FDLRS East supports educators in their study of effective learning and teaching practices by providing needs assessments, content and/or skill-based workshops, facilitating local learning communities, implementation/coaching sessions and provide follow-up support. The professional learning activities are offered in face-to-face and virtual settings as well as at a variety of training levels including awareness, in-depth, skill development and implementation.



FDLRS Professional Development Models