Save the Dates for Destination 2020

A Message from Shara Lee, Dori Haggerty and Sally Leslie, Campus Directors, Faculty and Instructional Development

Mark your calendars for Destination 2020, which will take place five Friday afternoons of the summer term — May 8, 15, 22 and 29, and June 5, 2020.

Destination is an annual professional development program that brings Valencia College colleagues together to explore teaching and learning innovations, as well as challenges and solutions. We hope you join us this summer with colleagues from diverse fields in this collegial, immersive, learning experience.

Our promise is that your classrooms will never be the same.

This year, we are planning another robust program with track topics aligned to current collegewide conversations. Topics will include equity and inclusion, inclusive active learning, and culturally responsive pedagogy. The application period for Destination 2020 will open in March. Further details will be available on the Destination webpage prior to Spring Break.

Important Note Regarding Compensation for the Summer Program:

All tracks will award $500 for successful completion.* Like Destination 2019, professional development (PD) hours are not available as an option for the summer portion of the program. If you participate in a track that extends into the fall term, PD hours will be awarded for the fall portion.

If you would like more information or have any questions about the program or process, please contact or visit the Center for Teaching/Learning Innovation on your campus. For locations and contact information, click here.

*Your employment status at the time of application will determine compensation. Full-time, non-exempt staff and part-time staff are paid their hourly wage; overtime may be paid, if applicable. Please note that overtime is paid after 40 hours of work, not inclusive of leave or paid time off. If you have any questions about how you would be compensated for participation in the program, please contact Organizational Development and Human Resources at, or call the HR4U helpline at 407-299-5000, extension HR4U (4748).

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