Hour of Code
Learn How Coding Can Help You Create Your Own Video Game During Hour Of Code 2022
By Katie Hodgins on December 1st, 2022
Get ready for the global movement! Over 180 countries participate in the annual Hour of Code, where you can dive into the world of Minecraft, create your own Star Wars game, or even build your own custom face filter for social media. Join your fellow Florida Virtual School (FLVS) students and millions more from around the world for one (or more!) hours to learn the basics of computer science on December 5-8.Continue reading
What Will You Create? Join FLVS for Hour of Code
By Florida Virtual School on November 30th, 2021
You’ve probably spent hours playing video games, learning new dances from social media, or staying in touch with friends and families thanks to video chat. Often all in the same day or on the same device. But have you ever wondered how those games or apps are created? Or who created them and how they work?Continue reading
FLVS Corkboard: Winter Newsletter
By Florida Virtual School on December 4th, 2020
It’s hard to believe it’s December already! The winter holidays always bring a bustle of fun and festivities and we are excited to share several activities happening soon. But first, from all of us at FLVS, we wish you and your family a wonderful and safe holiday season.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
Celebrating College & Career-Ready Students
By Florida Virtual School on February 26th, 2019
From contests to clubs, FLVS offers a variety of ways to learn about coding and computer science, including online technology courses that develop the skills students need for the careers of tomorrow.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses combine academics and the real world, providing hands-on learning that puts students at the center of the action. CTE also helps develop critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and communication skills, which means students are better prepared for college and career life.
As we wrap up CTE Month at the end of February, we want to celebrate several student participants who wowed us with their entries in our recent #FLVSCodes contest. Continue reading
Congrats to our #FLVSCodes Contest Winners
By Florida Virtual School on February 1st, 2019
February is Career and Technical Education Month – a time to recognize the importance of practical skills students need to succeed in the real world.
In support of this same goal, FLVS recently held an online photo and video contest encouraging students to share their love for coding and computer science. The entries featured students participating in a variety of STEM-related activities, from programming robots to participating in an Hour of Code. Continue reading
Win an iPad in our #FLVSCodes Contest
By Florida Virtual School on December 3rd, 2018
To celebrate our tech-savvy students, FLVS is hosting a contest from Dec. 3, 2018 through Jan. 14, 2019. We want to see how our students are engaging in computer science activities — from coding to construction!
Three lucky winners – one in elementary, one in middle, and one in high school – will be chosen to receive an iPad generously donated by the FLVS Foundation. Winners will be selected based on the quality, creativity, uniqueness, and relevance of their entry. Continue reading
FLVS Corkboard: Thanksgiving Edition
By Florida Virtual School on November 12th, 2018
With the summer sun slinking away, we’re furiously free-falling into Fall — and holidays are around the corner! These months are bustling with activities at school and at home, so we are combining your November and December highlights.
First, there were many festivities in October. Here’s a recap of a few notable events from last month. Continue reading
Bringing Learning to Life with Practical Experience
By Guest Blogger on December 4th, 2017
We know students learn best through experience, but how can they get hands-on in a virtual learning environment?
Say hello to Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs). These professional student organizations are integrated into the FLVS Career and Technical Education (CTE) curriculum. Why? Because they give students tons of personal growth swag. Continue reading
FLVS Corkboard: Thanksgiving Edition
By Florida Virtual School on November 17th, 2017
And just like that, fall is nearly complete and the winter holidays are upon us! We know these months are bustling with activities both at school and at home, so we are combining your November and December highlights. Here are some of the activities happening at FLVS! Continue reading