07-10-2012 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #18


Title
Blackboard Learn for Course Delivery Agreement 2012-13

Discussion

The Office of Certification and Professional Development offers over 30 add-on certification 60-credit courses in ESOL and Reading K-12 Endorsement Programs annually at no charge to teachers in Brevard Public Schools.  At least 15 courses in the Gifted K-12 Add-on Certification Program are also offered in a fee-supported program at minimal charge to teachers ($165 per course to pay for instructors and materials).  Courses in all endorsement programs  are offered in both face to face and online formats.  The online courses are delivered using the Blackboard Learn for Course Delivery Software. 

We are moving toward development of all courses in these programs online to facilitate teacher convenience and to decrease travel needs while maintaining high standards for quality professional development; in 2012 we purchased and developed four additional online courses. 

The Blackboard Learn for Course Delivery Software enables us to meet teacher needs for quality professional development online  and is a critical component of our Add-on Endorsement Programs to increase teacher skills and flexibility in serving all students with excellence as the standard.

 



Recommendation

Approve the attached amendment to the Blackboard license and services agreement dated May 18, 2004.  This amendment extends the term from July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013.



Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 7/10/2012

Authority for Action
Board Policy #6320 FL. Admin. Code 6A-1.012(11)(b)

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Operating - Other

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
2013$41,400X10094800018946400693000

Contact
Dr. Patricia Shelton, Director Certification and Professional Dev.


Attachment:  Letter to Recommend Blackboard Renewal 2012 13.pdf
Attachment:  Bb Signed Brevard County PS Learn and Vendor Conflict of Interest Form (7-2-12).pdf