How we serve our districts...
Heartland Educational Consortium offers a variety of services to member districts. Examples of services include but are not limited to: leadership development for teachers and administrators; professional development for school and district personnel; support and assistance for curriculum, instruction, assessment and technology initiatives; updates and guidance on legislation; grant writing; role alike networking, instructional materials review, and an annual leadership conference.
Professional Learning Center
The HEC board created the professional learning center to support the needs of the six member districts through high quality professional development, continuous improvement, opportunities for professional collaboration, networking, and resource sharing. The professional learning center is committed to improving instructional practices, developing teacher leaders, empowering leaders, and building capacity while striving to increase student outcomes. The professional learning center is focused on the following initiatives for this school year: digital literacy and technology, leadership empowerment, curriculum support, assessment and evaluation, standards based instruction, literacy, and on-site district support.
The Consortium coordinates meetings and trainings for Heartland districts for the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program. The consortium supports implementation of AVID in member schools, supporting students in structured AVID elective classes as well as embedding AVID methodologies in school wide practices.
As educational mandates impact instruction and assessments, HEC provides ongoing support to member districts, facilitating a collaborative dialogue, sharing best practices, and exploring methods by which resources can be best utilized to meet the demands of changing standards and evaluation protocols.
HEC provides assistance for digital learning, technology and online professional development, and role-alike networking for technology representatives from each district. The Consortium also offers technical resources and serves as a liaison for Florida Learning Alliance Inc.