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Purpose, goals,
objectives & strategies

To enable in-service training for professionals serving FCIS member schools, we diagnose curriculum and training needs, provide information and training, and report on trends and innovations in education.


The purpose of the FCIS Professional Learning Catalog (formerly Master In-Service Plan) is to make available in-service training to those professionals serving FCIS member schools in Florida. Realizing that the acquisition of new skills and the application of these skills have an impact on the education of children, the Professional Learning Catalog offers a variety of components in each curriculum area that provide continuous, positive professional growth activities in four areas: knowledge, awareness, skills and attitude. This catalog will be the blueprint to describe FCIS policies and procedures, and the policies and procedures of the Florida Department of Education.

Program Goals, Objectives and Strategies

The primary goal of the FCIS School District is to provide in-service training opportunities for administrators, teachers, and staff personnel in their member schools. These training opportunities will be designed to develop professional skills, knowledge and attitudes.

There are four Professional Learning Catalog training objectives and strategies.

  1. To annually diagnose the curriculum and training needs of the member schools of FCIS. Strategy: Member schools and the FCIS Office will diagnose new training needs and diagnostic/evaluation processes during the annual In-service Committee meeting based on evaluations submitted as part of the in-service course report.
  2. To commit local and state resources to the professional development of all personnel. Strategy: Member schools and the FCIS Office will be involved in an ongoing program of meetings, training programs, demonstration lessons, and workshops for administrators, teachers, and staff.
  3. To provide information and training for administrators, teachers, and staff regarding current issues in education, i.e. child abuse, state laws, changes in state and local regulations, accreditation procedures, etc. Strategy: The member schools and FCIS Office will offer periodic in-service activities based on need.
  4. To commit resources in research-based education, updating member schools regarding trends and innovations in education. Strategy: Pilot programs, demonstration lessons, laboratory classrooms, and “research in classroom” projects will be offered.