HRD Trainings-Volusia




FDLRS Learning Resource Specialist *The Exploring Structured Literacy online course meets the 40 Hour Reading Requirement and ESE 20 Hour Re-Certification Requirement!!  (This recertification requirement is separate from the Reading Endorsement and does not count toward the Reading Endorsement requirement.)  This course was designed specifically in response to the 2017 HB7069, Florida Statute 1012.585(3), which requires that Florida K-6 educators participate in a minimum of two college credits, or 40 in-service hours of professional learning related to the use of explicit, systematic, and sequential approaches to reading instruction, developing phonemic awareness, and implementing multisensory intervention strategies. Course with asterisk * includes additional virtual meetings to support content acquisition; dates included in MyPGS information.

Questions?  Please email Melissa Bisesi, FDLRS Learning Resource Specialist

BEESS Portal Free ESE Online Independent Courses

The Florida Department of Education Bureau of Exceptional Student Education (BESE) Portal to Professional Development Alternatives (PDA) offers a variety of FREE online courses for Florida educators that will increase their ability to respond to the needs of students with disabilities.  There are a wide variety of online, self-paced independent courses available for ESECR credit upon submission of your Certificate of Completion to the Professional Learning. These courses are ALWAYS available online. 

Independent study courses are available in a variety of topics listed below, ranging from non-credit to 20 in-service credits.

  • Assessment & Evaluation
  • Behavior & Classroom Management
  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • ESE Policies & Procedures
  • Instructional Methodology     
  • Language and Communication
  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • Secondary Transition
  • Special Areas
  • Subject Area Exam Preparation

To enroll in any of these courses:

  1. Go to:
  2. Under the Independent Study Courses heading, click Sign In.
  3. Click on Register as a New User if it is your first time on the site. If you are returning to this site to get back into a course, type in your email username and password.
  4. Click on a course title to expand the course to view the description, enroll or continue in a course, and to check your status.
  5. Upon completion of all required coursework, send your Certificate of Completion to Wanda Conley in the Professional Learning office for your in-service to be awarded in MyPGS.

Step by step, visual directions for registering and enrolling into these courses can be found HERE. Questions, please contact Melissa Bisesi