By Michael Francis on December 7th, 2017
It is hard to imagine anything good coming from the devastating winds and rain of Hurricane Irma or similar storms that ravaged homes and communities this past hurricane season. If you look hard enough, though, you can find unexpected positives even in the worst experiences.
As a member of the Florida Army National Guard, I was activated during Hurricane Irma, and there I had the fortunate, first-hand experience of seeing people come together to help others. Most of these people were actively using skills found in CTE (Career and Technical Education) courses: both soft and hard skills. Continue reading
By Lori Wurtzel on October 19th, 2017
When students first begin my Law Studies class, they often ask, “What is this class all about, anyway?”
Although I often tease them for signing up for the course before asking that question, it is a valid question. The title of the course, “Law Studies,” is relatively vague. There are so many topics that could fall under the umbrella of “law,” and many of them are covered in the course.
The most effective way to describe the course, I think, is to explain what it can do for you. The Law Studies course, through its exploration of content ranging from basic governmental principles to criminal, immigration, and bankruptcy law, helps students develop their skills in critical thinking, persuasion, and legal writing.
Before beginning any kind of legal education, it is important to start with the building blocks of our government. How did we get here – and why? Continue reading
By Guest Blogger on April 21st, 2016
Do you have a student, sibling, friend or family member in Kindergarten through 5th grade?
For families seeking a nontraditional or homeschool-friendly approach to elementary education, FLVS Elementary is an innovative program offering the added benefits of regular instruction from certified teachers, peer interaction, and online curriculum in core subject areas, including Reading, Social Studies, Math, Science, and Technology. Continue reading