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Professional Development Opportunities for Educators Now Offered Through Spectrum

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 3,2014)- Spectrum: A Learning Marketplace is offering educators a new opportunity to explore the use of technology in the classroom through blended learning and online teaching. Though both blended classrooms and online instruction have been around for quite some time, there are very few places offering educator instruction on how to implement these methods.

Spectrum now offers three professional development courses, created by Florida Virtual School®, to help customize learning for educators and districts.

Courses offered are:

Teaching in the Online Model
Teaching in a Blended Learning Model
Advanced Strategies for Online and Blended Learning

The courses are specifically geared towards teachers who are new to blended learning and online teaching, and focus on developing teachers’ skills by demonstrating specific strategies to enhance instruction. The courses are approximately 8 to 10 weeks long, and participants can work at their own pace.

For more information on pricing and registration, prospective educators may visit:

About Spectrum: A Learning Marketplace

Spectrum is an online learning marketplace offering courses, products, and services that have earned the endorsement of Florida Virtual School. By having the most in-depth and innovative online learning products available today, Spectrum provides educators and students the tools they need to succeed. For more information about Spectrum, please visit

About Florida Virtual School

Florida Virtual School (FLVS®) is an established leader in developing and providing virtual Kindergarten-12 education solutions to students all over Florida, the United States and the world. A nationally recognized e-Learning model and recipient of numerous awards, FLVS was founded in 1997 and was the country’s first, statewide Internet-based public high school. Today, FLVS serves students in grades Kindergarten-12 and provides a variety of custom solutions for schools and districts to meet student needs. For more information on FLVS, visit

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Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura