Category: Video

Class of 2020 Highlights – Recognizing our amazing seniors

May 26, 2020 (Updated July 6, 2020) –  One earned an associate’s degree in her junior year, and worked as a preschool teacher during her senior year. Another is a college-bound student who has earned more than $100,000 in scholarships. Still another is a student who overcame personal tragedy with the loss of both parents […]

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Calm Classroom takes new shape during virtual learning

  May 18, 2020 – As classrooms have become virtual, so too have many of the programs designed to keep students productive and emotionally well. This includes the Calm Classroom program. Used in at least 40 district schools, Calm Classroom is a mental wellness initiative that promotes social-emotional learning in students using relaxation and mindfulness […]

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Helping Students in Recovery During the COVID-19 Crisis

Helping students in recovery during the COVID-19 crisis

May 14, 2020 – Maintaining strong, personal connections is vital for students in recovery from substance abuse addictions and mental health issues. But in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, maintaining those face-to-face connections becomes challenging. It’s why River Oak Center – a school in a public-private relationship with Duval County Public Schools – is […]

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Endorphins pumping and brain activity jumping with National Field Day and TRI each day challenge

  May 8, 2020 – Lace up your sneakers and let’s get physical! Knowing that strong bodies lead to strong minds, Team Duval is encouraging students and families to participate in a month full of physical activity starting with today’s National Field Day. An annual initiative designed to get students moving, National Field Day normally […]

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Thank you teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week – Team Duval spells out why teachers are amazing

May 4, 2020 – It’s Teacher Appreciation Week and Team Duval has a special message for its more than 8,000 educators! Watch video above to see students, parents and families spell out what makes our teachers so special! Wracking your brain trying to come up with something to show how much you appreciate your teacher? […]

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Duval students reflect on learning at home

Duval Students Reflect on Learning at Home

  May 1, 2020 – A little over a month into the launch of Duval HomeRoom, we wanted to know how students are adjusting to an online learning environment. Our video team spoke with several, and got their take on what it’s like to “do school” from home. Watch as they describe their initial reactions, […]

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Many languages, one love – ESOL and Dual Language educators share how they’re serving their students

  April 23, 2020 – “What we’re really trying to do is meet the child where he or she is comfortable.” That’s the strategy among Team Duval’s many ESOL and Dual Language teachers, as they work to instruct students of different languages in our online learning environment. In this video, we’re speaking to a group […]

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“We’re talking their language.” School therapist reflects on new reality of supporting students virtually

April 17, 2020- It’s School Therapist, Yolla Bailey’s job to counsel students on a daily basis. Bailey says going through this season of challenges with the Coronavirus is a different experience, but now students are opening up more.  “Especially with everything going on, they’re at home, they can’t go out, they can’t see their friends, […]

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Three principals describe how they create positive school cultures

Three principals share how they’re taking care of their school communities

April 15, 2020 – Bedtime stories. Spirit gear. Messages of hope. They’re just some of the methods members of the Team Duval community are using to maintain positive school cultures in our online learning environment. To learn more about how educators are engaging students and families, we checked with three schools recently recognized by the state […]

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In Their Own Words – Douglas Anderson students share why they created video “love letter” to their school community

April 14, 2020 – Kept geographically apart by a global health pandemic, musical theater students at Douglas Anderson showed they remained united in heart through a widely-shared music video that put their love for music, theater and their school community on display. Now, students and Director of Musical Theatre Joe Kemper are sharing what led […]

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