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Welcome to Safer, Smarter Schools!

Welcome to the 'Safer, Smarter Schools' professional development courses for Beginning Teachers and School Administrators. These online, interactive, self-paced courses are free for Florida public school educators. Certificate of completion and course description may be submitted to your school district for consideration towards professional development requirements. Educators will receive a certificate of completion.

The 15-hour Beginning Teacher course covers the following information:

  • MODULE 1: Understanding Childhood Abuse
  • MODULE 2: Understanding Grooming – Predators
  • MODULE 3: Reporting – Requesting an Investigation – Suspicion of Abuse
  • MODULE 4: Reporting – Requesting an Investigation – Disclosure of Abuse
  • MODULE 5: Follow Up and Support for Students and Teachers

The 15-hour Principal and Administrator course covers the following information:

  • MODULE 1: Why do we need Safer, Smarter Schools?
  • MODULE 2: How Can We Recognize Abuse?
  • MODULE 3: How Can We Recognize Predators?
  • MODULE 4: Mandatory Reporting Laws
  • MODULE 5: How Can You Build a Safer, Smarter School?