By Guest Blogger on May 14th, 2018
Our Kindergarten students LOVE doing science experiments!
Recently we asked them what their favorite part of Kindergarten has been, and many of them said “science experiments.” Some may think that because we are a virtual school, our kids spend all their time on the computer. This couldn’t be farther from the truth!
We get our Kindergarteners into the physical world as much as possible to have the same hands-on learning experiences you would find in a brick-and-mortar school. This year, they have gone on nature walks, made slime, created straw rockets, seen sound waves at work, and discovered how animals stay warm in icy water…just to name a few! Continue reading
By Guest Blogger on March 30th, 2018
Thinking about the past five and a half years of being a student at FLVS Full Time, it would be impossible to count all the times I was asked “Wait, you’re in virtual school? What is that like?”
Today I will answer that very question: What is it like to be a Florida Virtual School Full Time student? Continue reading
By Guest Blogger on March 27th, 2018
This post was written by our FLVS Full Time Elementary Principal for 2018-19, Mr. Marc Rummler.
Even though it seems early, now is the time to start thinking about next school year for many FLVS families and parents across the state. With enrollment for FLVS Full Time now open for the 2018-19 school year, I would like to share a bit about what our online school will offer our younger students for the upcoming school year.
This year, FLVS Full Time is looking forward to accepting students in grades Kindergarten – 5 with a new elementary curriculum. Continue reading
By Guest Blogger on February 26th, 2018
This article was originally written and published in the FLVS student newspaper, News in a Click.
It’s a fact! This year, FLVS is turning 20. It is crazy to believe that there have been 20 years of discussion based assessments, collaborations and, most importantly, 20 years of outstanding student success.
For many students, virtual school means different things. “I AM FLVS” is a phrase that makes every student think about how they represent their school. Continue reading
By Guest Blogger on February 12th, 2018
Project-based learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question.
The benchmarks of high-quality, project-based learning opportunities include a challenging problem, sustained inquiry, authenticity, student choice, and reflection or revision. In a project-based assessment opportunity, the goal is not just to bubble an answer choice. Instead, the student needs to process through a complex scenario and apply what was learned from the content to produce a unique sample demonstrating understanding. Continue reading
By Guest Blogger on February 3rd, 2018
We’ve all heard the term: global awareness. As educators, we’re expected to create citizens who can compete and collaborate in society on a global scale.
But how? And why? And, well, what is it? Continue reading
By Guest Blogger on January 23rd, 2018
French philosopher Descartes may have been on to something when he said, “I think therefore I am.”
At FLVS, we want students to not only think, but think critically. Critical thinkers have the ability to improve their thinking through systematic self-assessment and reflection. Continue reading
By Guest Blogger on January 22nd, 2018
In a society where we are constantly on the go, it is often difficult to find moments reserved for peace and quiet. It is rare to see someone sitting on a bench or on a beach with a book in hand, enjoying the day.
As we prepare for Celebrate Literacy Week with FLVS, I challenge you to consider what it truly means to find yourself in a book, this year’s Celebrate Literacy Week theme. Personally, I am my most balanced in life when I am taking the time to slow down, taking in the peace and quiet, and getting into a book. It generally means that I am balanced in other areas of life as well. Continue reading
By Guest Blogger on January 17th, 2018
I started working at Florida High School (as FLVS was called in its early days) in January of 2000.
My interview was short and sweet…three questions. After I answered the questions, I was taken to the office of Julie Young, our first leader and online education pioneer, for a few more questions and the job offer. Continue reading
By Guest Blogger on January 4th, 2018
Being a homeschooling parent is hard! Not only are you in charge of laundry, the dishes, doctor’s appointments, and everything else, but now you have also chosen to take charge of your child’s education.
Have no fear! You can do this!