Institute Descriptions

FDE Institute

Gulf County educators attend an FDE Teaching & Learning Institute.

FDE's Teaching & Learning Institutes bring educators together for four days, in a workshops environment, where they learn, share ideas, explore engaging teaching practices, and create projects using digital tools. Authentic projects developed during the institute are uploaded into our asset management tool where Master Digital Educators review and provide feedback which participants act upon to improve the quality of projects. After the institute teachers and school districts have continued use of the Asset Management Tool plus the use of FCIT’s Lesson Plan and Action Research Tools.

Become Florida Digital Educator Certified

2013 Summer Teaching and Learning Institute Locations
Polk County Schools June 17 - June 20, 2013

Jim Miles Professional Development Center
5204 US Highway 98 S.
Lakeland, Florida 33812

8:00 AM to 4 PM

General Information

Each institute is 4 days long from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm each day. Please note to come early on day 1 for registration, as you will need to receive your materials and sign in. Institute details, such as classroom numbers, parking information and more will be emailed to registered participants no later than one week prior to the start of the institute. The institute and workshop registration link can be found under the Training tab to the left.

What to Bring

Laptop- if you have one (Both PC & Mac are fine)

Headphones- if you have them (not required)


No food is provided. Please make arrangements for your own coffee, breakfast, lunch and snacks. The lunch break is one hour each day.


$500 per person


  • Development of Educators Information and Communication Technology Skills that include the ability and knowledge to:
    • Access
    • Manage
    • Integrate
    • Evaluate
    • Construct
    • Communicate
  • Utilization of tool-based software:
    • Presentation
    • Word Processing
    • Spreadsheets
    • Video Editing
    • Graphics
    • Digital Audio
  • Utilization of hardware:
    • Computer
    • Mobile Devices
    • Interactive Whiteboards


The Level I Institute schedule is as follows:

  • Day One
    • Internet Searching, Safety and Copyright
    • Word Processing and Presentations
  • Day Two
    • Charts and Graphing
    • Spreadsheets
  • Day Three
    • Digital Images and Video
    • Digital Audio
  • Day 4
    • Electives
    • Action Plan for the Classroom

The Level II Institute schedule is similar, but develops more advanced skills, classroom integration techniques at the infusion level and incorporates active learning and lesson study.

2010 Summer Teaching and Learning Institute Locations
Bay Gulf Lee Orange
Bradford Hamilton Leon Polk
Brevard Hendry Manatee Santa Rosa
Broward Highlands Monroe Sumter
Columbia Jackson Okaloosa Taylor
Escambia Lake Okeechobee  

FCIT (the Florida Center for Instructional Technology) and ETC (the Educational Technology Clearinghouse) provide digital content, professional development, and technical services supporting the appropriate integration of technology into K-12 and preservice education. ©2019 Florida Center for Instructional Technology, College of Education, University of South Florida