By April Fleetwood on June 23rd, 2020
Florida Virtual School supports Blended Learning Community (BLC) settings in schools across the state of Florida and beyond. In these blended environments, students learn through a combination of online and face-to-face learning. Over the past two years, the FLVS Analysis, Assessment, and Accountability Research Team has partnered with the University of Central Florida to study the unique environment that Blended Learning Communities offer FLVS students, teachers, and Florida schools.Continue reading
By The Virtual Voice on May 8th, 2020
Florida Virtual School teachers strive to serve students with excellence.
Behind every computer is a unique student who our teachers aim to nurture and support. We want to give a shout-out to our amazing teachers who provide more than encouragement and support – teachers who provide Works of Heart.Continue reading
By Marissa Draeger on October 23rd, 2019
Our Driver Education teachers make a difference in the lives of students every day. In addition to a strong curriculum, the support our online students receive from caring and dedicated teachers sets the Driver Education experience a step above.
By Guest Blogger on October 4th, 2019
Every year, World Teachers’ Day provides an opportunity to address issues related to educational instruction and our dedicated teachers who are educating the next generation. The 2019 theme of World Teachers’ Day is “Young Teachers: The Future of the Profession.” According to UNESCO, “The day provides the occasion to celebrate the teaching profession worldwide, to take stock of achievements, and to address some of the issues central for attracting and keeping the brightest minds and young talents in the profession.”
I started my full-time career in secondary education in the Fall of 2003. Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting thousands of students. Continue reading
By Tiffany Ludwig on September 25th, 2019
Do virtual teachers really stay connected with students? In many ways, FLVS teachers are more connected with virtual students – and here is why! Continue reading
By The Virtual Voice on September 20th, 2019
At FLVS, our instructors use instructional strategies to personalize learning every day of the week, all day long. From the first welcome call where teachers establish the important bond needed to motivate and inspire, to the final call where encouragement and the password are given for the last assessment, our teachers build unique connections with students every day.
Send us a video telling us how your teachers go above and beyond to help you succeed! Continue reading
By Cara Piper on July 10th, 2019
When I first accepted a job with Florida Virtual School as a Kindergarten teacher (almost 3 years ago), I thought there was no way I’d be able to make the same connections with my students as I did in a brick-and-mortar school. I don’t see my students every day and my role as their teacher looks different than a traditional classroom teacher.
By The Virtual Voice on June 27th, 2019
Florida Virtual School is proud to announce that one of our teachers, Lisa Fabulich, was honored with the prestigious Excellence in Teaching/Training award by The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). The award was presented at the 2019 International Distance Learning Awards show at the 2019 National Conference in Nashville, TN. The award is presented annually to organizations and individuals engaged in the development and delivery of distance learning programs.
In February, Lisa Fabulich was also selected as the 2019-20 FLVS Teacher of the Year from more than 1,500 instructors. Lisa, an FLVS Full Time Biology teacher, masterfully uses the online classroom to create rich, thematic environments for her students to discover new ideas and explore their understanding of complex scientific concepts.
By Guest Blogger on May 15th, 2019
At Florida Virtual School, we value our diverse and dedicated team of instructors who are the foundation of our students’ success.
Teachers new to online learning often have questions about the technology or how they communicate with students. At FLVS, our award-winning student information system, Virtual School Administrator (VSA), allows us to manage, track, and engage our students. Our learning management system allows students to access the curriculum, coursework, and teacher feedback. While these tools facilitate quality instruction, the relationships teachers build with students remain central to the online teaching experience.
Want to learn more about what it’s like to teach in a virtual environment? Don’t miss the day-in-the-life video below and these interesting facts about teaching at FLVS! Continue reading
By The Virtual Voice on April 10th, 2019
The 2017-18 school year marked the 20th anniversary of Florida Virtual School (FLVS). The 20-year anniversary of FLVS was not only a historic occasion for the first statewide Internet-based school in the United States, but also a significant and positive milestone for virtual education.
When founded in 1997, FLVS consisted of six teachers, four support staff, 77 enrollments, and six courses. The use of online education tools was still new for the high schoolers of 1997. Continue reading