Foreign Language Benefits for Young Learners
By Guest Blogger on May 4th, 2020
Hola! Bienvenidos! As I reflect on my personal journey learning Spanish, the language was easy to love, but not easy to learn. During the five years of Spanish courses that I completed in high school and college, I learned just enough to (slowly) communicate with Spanish-speaking acquaintances.
This is something that I have continued to refine over the years, and most recently, I have been facilitating my own child’s learning of a second language.Continue reading
An Introduction to FLVS Curriculum
By Florida Virtual School on May 1st, 2020
At Florida Virtual School, we develop online courses designed for every type of student and any type of schedule. All of our options, including FLVS Flex, FLVS Full Time, and FLVS Global School provide the same award-winning curriculum.
Developed by our very own team of qualified curriculum specialists with expertise in their respective subject areas, our online courses allow students to receive a comprehensive, high-quality education.Continue reading
FLVS Launches Middle School Coding Course
By Florida Virtual School on December 9th, 2019
In honor of Computer Science Education Week, FLVS is excited to announce that enrollment is now open for our newest career and technical education (CTE) course, M/J Coding Fundamentals for middle/junior high students. Continue reading
Learning a foreign language? Simply Speak!
By Florida Virtual School on September 19th, 2019
Did you know FLVS has developed a tool to evaluate yourself on your pronunciation of foreign language vocabulary? Simply Speak is a speech practice tool that has been launched in foreign language courses recently released by FLVS. Continue reading
Growth Knows No Limits
By Guest Blogger on April 26th, 2018
Continuous improvement isn’t just for those who need to work on specific skills.
Continuous improvement is for every professional, every teacher, every student, every person. At Florida Virtual School, we engage in professional learning because we never want to stop growing, expanding our “good enough” to our greatest potential. Continue reading
Project-Based Learning in Online Education
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
Practical Problem Solving
By Guest Blogger on December 15th, 2017
It’s happened to the best of us: you push the power button on the remote and nothing happens. What’s the problem? Does it need new batteries? Is the TV unplugged? Is the power out? To figure it out, you need some problem-solving skills.
Problem-solving skills are important in our everyday lives, our careers, and in learning. Problems may be frustrating, but they can also be opportunities. By helping our students develop strong problem-solving skills, we can help them look at problems differently, do things in a different way, and think critically. Continue reading
FLVS…How Does Your Garden Grow?
By Dr. Jeanne Giardino on June 13th, 2017
Have you ever stopped to think just how FLVS finds such incredible leaders to drive instruction and promote online education? These talented individuals do not always just appear. Many are educated through carefully developed professional opportunities.
In April 2017, a new professional development program was launched by the executive team to provide faculty and staff the chance to engage in hands-on leadership experiences.
The Aspiring Leaders Program is an intensive, 10-month cohort-based institute that will take state-certified educational leaders from within FLVS and provide in-depth exposure throughout the many departments across the organization. Participants will learn alongside mentors in the areas of human resources, finance, curriculum, and more!
FLVS Instructional Leader Gisela Delgado is a very strong advocate for empowering her team of more than 50 instructors in her schoolhouse. Continue reading
The Future of Learning
By Guest Blogger on May 17th, 2017
What’s so great about sci-fi and fantasy?
These genres allow us to explore complicated ideas in an intriguing way, and both students and adults love them.
Take The Hunger Games and Harry Potter.
Aside from the excitement of these blockbuster hits, they also tackle real-world issues like poverty, oppression, love, death, and war.
To hook students into the learning process, FLVS tries to find ways to incorporate these types of imaginative elements into our courses to teach and captivate them.
From gaming to virtual reality to medical advances, the FLVS curriculum team is always searching for new and innovative trends that can inform course development. Continue reading
When Will I Ever Use Math?
By Guest Blogger on April 21st, 2017
No matter what subject we face, the FLVS Curriculum Development team strives to connect complex concepts with everyday examples to motivate student learning.
This commitment to real-world connections is particularly helpful for anyone who has ever struggled with math.
What may have felt like a boring lesson in the past is now power-packed with exciting FLVS approaches to mathematical concepts!
Every click in an FLVS mathematics course answers the question, “When am I ever gonna use this?” Continue reading