As one of the first virtual schools in the United States, Florida Virtual School (FLVS) has developed a firm foundation in online pedagogy and seeks to share that knowledge with institutions of higher learning. FLVS works with universities across the country on several initiatives to further the knowledge of online classrooms. These collaborations include grant partnerships, research opportunities, professional development for teachers and pre-service teacher observation/internship opportunities in our virtual classrooms.
Pre-Service Teacher Program
The demand for online education is growing and FLVS's pre-service teacher program is the most innovative in education today. There is no other place where education majors can work in an online classroom. According to NACOL 's "Keeping Pace" report, 44 states have online learning programs. A Sloan Consortium report estimated 1,030,000 students engaged in online courses. This was a 47% increase from 2005-2006. Faced with the fast-paced expansion of online education, FLVS decided to open this school in an effort to help education majors prepare for the 21st century classroom.
We offer opportunities for students to complete their observation requirements in our classrooms along with internship placement up to 14 weeks in the classroom of a clinically-trained, supervising teacher. Please click here to see pre-service teachers' work and reflections of their time spent in our classrooms.
If your university or college is ready to step into the 21st century classroom, please email UniversityPartnerships@flvs.net for pricing and availability.