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October 23, 2016

Meet the FLVS Elementary Principal

A final FLVS item for today…

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Meet the FLVS Elementary Principal

We are celebrating the 2016-17 school year with blog posts featuring FLVS faculty and staff. Meet the creative and dedicated individuals who make every day a great day at FLVS! Did you know that FLVS has a new FLVS Flex elementary program for grades Kindergarten – Grade 5? It’s true! The program is even up for […]

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By Jeanne Giardino-Zanegood on Oct 21, 2016 03:50 pm

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FLVS Corkboard: Fall Highlights

A second FLVS item…

FLVS Corkboard: Fall Highlights

It’s October and there’s a bushel of FLVS activities we know you’ll fall in love with!

If you’re looking for ways to connect with classmates, start by viewing our upcoming events in the student resources section of our website. Our clubs page also includes a calendar of upcoming dates and opportunities for specific groups.

You can also subscribe to our blog for future updates about events!

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Virtual field day added to Outdoor Education!

Attention high school students! Have you been thinking of enrolling in the FLVS Outdoor Education course? Have we got exciting news…you can now earn your Hunter Safety Certificate and Florida Hunting License through Outdoor Ed’s new Virtual Field and Virtual Range Days!

With the course’s all-new virtual field day component, you can experience everything you would in the field—right from the comfort of your home. The segments are not only endorsed by the Florida Wildlife Commission, they are offered exclusively for FLVS Outdoor Ed students.

So if you’re looking for an exciting way to get a half-credit of P.E. while earning your boater ID card and hunter safety certification, take a look at Outdoor Education.

Visit to learn more and sign up today.

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Congratulations to our Contest Winners

FLVS students recently shared what makes them unique in our fall photo contest on social media.

Using Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, participants were asked to submit a photo showing what makes them one-of-a-kind using #IAMFLVS.

It was truly inspiring to see so many entries (including many of our new elementary students!) and hear all of your stories. We also enjoyed following the journey of several students who participated in our contest in years past!

We loved hearing how the flexibility of FLVS allows you to be yourself and follow your dreams.

Congrats to all three of our winners and  honorable mentions!

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Vote for FLVS Flex Elementary!

Exciting news! FLVS Elementary is a finalist for an Innovate to Educate award!

This is your chance to get involved.  Reach out to your family, friends, peers, and your local communities to have them vote for our FLVS entry.

Watch the video and vote once per day on Facebook here!

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Several FLVS items to finish up today…

Can you do me a favor?

FLVS elementary is up for an award. And we need your vote.

Make sure you vote today. Votes add up daily. So please vote every day and share with friends and family on Facebook.

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[L_OSBC_Announce] Big News

More news for my Canadian colleagues…

Hello Friends –

The day is finally here! If you have a minute, it would mean the world to us if you’d check out our new website:

Open for learning. When it comes to online learning in the B.C. public service, we take a lot of pride in being at the top of the class. It’s important that our website is, too, so we’ve changed things up by:

*  Creating a fresh design

*  Getting rid of the clutter

*  Making information easier to find

*  Updating features so that they’re mobile friendly

*  Finding ways to share our knowledge and expertise digitally

Courses at work. Many of the courses we design and host are tailored for B.C. government employees.

If you’re one of our regular online course visitors, please update your Moodle login link in your bookmarks.

Who’s who in the zoo. We also wanted to put ourselves out there so that it’s easy to get to know our award-winning team better. Find out who we are

Please feel free to share the news about our website with anyone you think might be interested.

Your friends at Open School BC

I invite you to share this with your colleagues either by forwarding the email or by printing it and posting it in your common area.

Thank you,

Michael Cochrane
Educational Services Support Manager
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PTDEA Meeting Attendees, Here’s What You Need to Know for Next Week’s Event

Information about a conference coming up later in the week for my Canadian colleagues…

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PTDEA Meeting 2016

We’re looking forward to seeing you soon—up-close, or at-a-distance.

Thanks for RSVPing to the upcoming 2016 Provincial and Territorial Distance Education Meeting. Review the agenda, view updated keynote and breakout session descriptions, and bookmark the event’s location at the 2016 PTDEA Meeting website:
2016 PTDEA Meeting Website
Please note the meeting rooms for in-person attendance at 44 Capital Boulevard in Edmonton:

Wednesday Oct. 26
Room 1227 (Main Session + Breakout Sessions)
Room 1220 (Breakout Session Only)

Thursday, Oct. 27
Room 6B

PTDEA Meeting Moodle Community

In anticipation of hosting you at this event, we’ve created a shared space where attendees and presenters alike can chat live, share insights and information in a forum, and present their pieces in a wiki space. Our hope is that this experience can mimic that of the distance learning experience—in that those attending in-person and via video-conference can discuss and interact online.

Here’s how to access the Moodle space:

  1.  Visit
  2. Login using your unique info:
    • Username is your firstnamelastname (so, for example, John Smith would login as johnsmith).
    • Password is Fall2016 (note that you will be asked to change your password upon initial login).
  3. Once you’ve successfully changed your password, select “Continue”.
  4. Under “Course Overview”, choose the course titled Provincial and Territorial Distance Education Association Meeting 2016.
  5. Familiarize yourself with the Moodle platform (if you haven’t used it already), and say hi to your fellow attendees in the forum, or post some information in the wiki!
In addition to the shared Moodle space, interact with other PTDEA Meeting Attendees using the hashtag #PTDEA2016.
2016 PTDEA Meeting Moodle Community

Attending through Video-Conferencing

Plan to attend via VC? Here’s how:
  1. Visit the 2016 PTDEA Meeting Video Conference Zoom Link.
  2. When prompted, select “Launch Application” to download the required software. (If you are not prompted, simply click “download & run Zoom.)
  3. Install the Zoom software as per your device’s requirements.
  4. Once installation is complete, Zoom should launch automatically and you will be added to the 2016 PTDEA Meeting Video Conference room. You may choose to join your audio through your device, or through a phone.
Note: Please ensure that your microphone is muted unless you are asking a question or otherwise speaking.

Prior to each breakout session, you will be moved into the VC room for the session you selected in your RSVP. After each breakout session is completed, you will be moved back into the main session VC room to rejoin the group.

If you’d like to test the VC software prior to the meeting, Randy Labonte, PTDEA Meeting attendee and representative of CanELearn will be in the Zoom conference intermittently on Friday, Oct. 21.

2016 PTDEA Meeting Video Conference

Provincial & Territorial Updates

We’ve built an opportunity into the PTDEA Meeting agenda for you to provide an update to the group on the goings-on in distance education in your province or territory. We had previously allocated 10 minutes each, but we’ve recently increased that to 20 minutes per province and territory to allow each presenter more time for give their presentation and answer questions.  Review theagenda to see which time slot we’ve assigned to your province.

If you have visual accompaniment for your presentation, please bring it with you on a flash drive or add it to the Moodle wiki space. If you are presenting at a distance, please email the visual accompaniment ahead of time or post it to the Moodle wiki.

Breakout Session Change

Please note that we are no longer able to offer the previously scheduled breakout session on Designing and Facilitating Computer-Assisted Collaborative Learning Environments and Experiences. We have replaced this breakout session with a new presentation by Dr. Avgoustos Tsinakos entitled “Become a Mobile App Developer (At-a-Glance)“. If you previously indicated to us that you would like to attend the former session and would like to switch to the other breakout session offered at that time (Assessment in Distance Education), please email us at Thank you.

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