News Archive

June 2016

HEC 20th Anniversary

2016 Leadership Conference

Heartland Educational Consortium celebrated its 20th year of serving the small and rural districts of our region at Lake Placid High School, our keynote speaker was Dr. Lisa Dieker with a presentation on "Teaming for Success: Inclusive Practices to Close the Achievement Gap."

Leadership Conference Information

FCR-STEMLearn Summer Institutes

Elementary Mathematics Institute

Heartland Educational Consortium is offering a 2-week Elementary Mathematics Professional Development Opportunity with FCR-STEMLearn and FSU for teachers and instructional coaches. This program focuses on effective mathematics teaching and learning in the elementary classroom.

FCR-STEMLearn Elementary Information

Secondary Math and Science Institutes

Heartland Educational Consortium is partnering with FCR-STEM at FSU to offer six different Integrated STEM Summer Institutes around the state. Two are offered here at the consortium: Geometry and Diversity & Ecology, while others are offered in Orlando, Pembroke Pines, or Jacksonville.

FCR-STEMLearn Secondary Information

 

February 2016

Math Professional Development Opportunity

CPALMS Model Eliciting Activity Workshop

Heartland Educational Consortium is partnering with CPALMS to offer a one-day workshop for Grades 6-12 Math and Science teachers on developing Model Eliciting Activities.

CPALMS MEA Information

Assignment is on a first-come, first-served basis

 

August 2015

FLDOE NEWS

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE FLORIDA EDUCATORS WITH $2 MILLION IN PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE

Education Commissioner Pam Stewart announced that, effective August 17, 2015, all full-time instructional personnel are automatically covered by $2 million of educator professional liability insurance. More information...

 

June 2015

C@MP IT

Okeechobee County Instructional Technology Conference
August 6-7, 2015 at Osceola Middle School

C@mp IT is a free summer technology event for Okeechobee and Heartland Educational Consortium area educators. Two days of technology infused sessions, workshops, and keynotes are intended to initiate collaboration and spark interest in new and effective uses of technology as well as provide guidance in using our existing technology tools. The annual technology conference is produced by OCSB IT Department with the support of our host school, Osceola Middle School, and companies that will be present at our vendor hall.

C@MP IT Flyer

Contact Information: Michelle Branham,
branhamm@okee.k12.fl.us

 

March 2015

FLORIDA STANDARDS ASSESSMENTS

The Florida Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts were approved by the Florida State Board of Education in February 2014 and will be fully implemented in grades K–12 in the 2014–2015 school year.

Families are encouraged to take advantage of the information and resources available on the Florida Standards Assessments portal and the FDOE website

 

February 2015

CONFERENCE HONORING FLORIDA’S TOP STEM STUDENTS

Florida's highest-achieving eleventh-grade science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students from high schools will join their peers from around the state at the 2015 Sunshine State Scholars program on February 19th and 20th in Orlando.

The two-day awards and recruitment event celebrates the accomplishments of these elite students and provides a unique venue for Florida's colleges and universities to recruit their talents.

The Sunshine State Scholars program is made possible by a partnership between the Florida Education Foundation, the Division of Florida Colleges, the State University System of Florida, and the Florida Department of Education. Event sponsors of this year's program include AT&T, Helios Education Foundation, Universal Orlando Resort, Blue Man Group Orlando, Atkins, Gulf Power Company, The Florida Lottery, and Nestlé Waters North America.

For more information about the event, including a list of scholars, visit Sunshine State Scholars or follow the event activities live on Twitter using the hashtag #FLSTEMScholars

 

December 2014

TRI-CONSORTIA TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

North East Florida Educational Consortium (NEFEC), Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC), and Heartland Educational Consortium (HEC)

Request for Proposal (RFP #543311507)

Data & Broadband Fiber Services to Network Tri-Consortia Schools
Deadline: extended to December 15, 2014

Request for Proposal (RFP #543311508)

Category 2 - Products and Services to Support Tri-Consortia Schools
Deadline: January 2, 2015

...more information

 

May 2014

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

May 13, 2014

Commissioner Pam Stewart and Team visit HEC to present the 2014 Legislative Update