Educator Edition

True & Tested Tips for Teachers Going Virtual

By on April 4th, 2020

With so much panic and chaos going around us due to COVID-19, it is easy to get anxious and overwhelmed. This can be especially true for teachers whose schools have closed for an extended period of time. You may have been asked to leave your routine and embrace a virtual environment overnight and that can be very stressful.

To all the teachers out there, you’ve got this!

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10 Ways Schools Can Prepare for COVID-19

By on March 10th, 2020

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Online education is known for providing students from all backgrounds a path for learning.

From student athletes to hospital/homebound students, online learning can offer students the opportunity to continue their education at any time and from any place. It also allows students to stay on track amid health concerns, disaster relief efforts, and other challenging circumstances.

At Florida Virtual School (FLVS), we serve schools and teachers so they are able to support students despite disruptions. Working closely with school districts, we have collected a number of best practices over the last 22 years of teaching students in this unique online environment. 

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Things to LOVE about Live Video Lessons

By on February 12th, 2020

As you may know, FLVS recently started using Zoom for our live instruction – a cloud-based platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and live interaction. As with any change, this has taken some getting used to, but I am really loving this new tool for interacting with my students and families! Continue reading



Celebrating the 100th Day of School

By on January 29th, 2020

My high school daughter asked me the other day if we could celebrate the 100th day of school. She complained that after 5th grade she no longer gets to celebrate that day at school. She recalled some great memories – like when they used to count to 100 with M&Ms or make a 100-link paper chain.

But who says only elementary students get to celebrate the 100th day of school? This is actually a great opportunity for teachers and homeschool parents to incorporate fun ideas across all grades and curriculum. Continue reading



FLVS Corkboard: Thanksgiving Edition

By on November 14th, 2019

It’s hard to believe that we’re well into November and dashing into December at full speed! The holidays bring a bustle of activities, both at home and at school. Then spring semester is around the corner!

With Teacher Training Days and holiday breaks approaching, be sure to mark your calendar with these important dates and catch up on other news below. Continue reading


FLVS Advanced Placement Scores Continue to Climb

By on November 13th, 2019

Every year, millions of students all over the world participate in Advanced Placement (AP) courses that culminate in a test during the month of May. Students can earn college credits based on the score they earn on the AP tests.  Florida Virtual School (FLVS) students are no exception – many accept the challenge of these rigorous, college-like courses and sit for the big tests each spring. Continue reading