Addressing the Florida Teacher Shortage

Proximity Learning livestreams certified teachers into districts in pursuit of greater educational equity
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Learning Model Built for Student Success

Proximity Learning uses its Enriched Live Instruction Model (ELIM) to make sure that students in your district are getting that best instruction possible. The goal of ELIM is to stimulate a classroom environment through ALWAYS live instruction from a teacher via streaming video.

The Proximity Difference

Live, Synchronous Instruction
We livestream our certified virtual teachers right into your district classroom. Your dedicated team works with your district to fit with your school’s bell schedule and other needs.
Built by Educators for Educators
Our partnership directors are past superintendents, principals and teachers who understand the harm that long-term vacancies can have on students.
Certified Teachers
Proximity Learning teachers are not only certified, background checked, and experienced, but they're also trained in our Enriched Live Instruction Model (ELIM) to ensure they’re dynamic, engaging, and caring.
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Teacher shortage in Florida

The Florida Education Association states, "Florida has a serious and growing teacher shortage. Districts had more than 4,000 advertised vacancies for classroom teachers in August 2018, up from 3,000 in 2017 and 2,400 in 2016. As of January 2020 —midway through the school year — more than 2,440 teaching positions remained unfilled — a 10% increase from January 2019." Critical subject areas include Math, Science, English and Reading.

Florida offers some of the lowest teacher salaries in the nation, so teacher retention is poor. This leaves thousands of open teaching jobs every year.

In April 2021, Frontline Education surveyed 1,200 district leaders to discover that two out of three respondents reported having teacher shortages in their schools. This is a record high since launching the survey in 2015.

Never Have Another Teacher Vacancy in FL

HR Backup Plan
Never have another teacher vacancy. Use our HR Backup Plan to ensure that when you can’t find a teacher, we will place a cutting-edge livestreamed teacher into your classroom.
Student Program
Expansion
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
High-Dosage
Tutoring
Data-driven entrance and exit benchmarks to get students ready for what’s next.
Virtual School
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
HR Backup Plan
Never have another teacher vacancy. Use our HR Backup Plan to ensure that when you can’t find a teacher, we will place a cutting-edge livestreamed teacher into your classroom.
Student Program
Expansion
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
High-Dosage
Tutoring
Data-driven entrance and exit benchmarks to get students ready for what’s next.
Virtual School
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
Districts Impacted in Florida
Rave Reviews in Florida

“I know I would have never thought in my 20 years of experience that we would be online and offer so many options and reach so many children.”

Abby Sanks
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Principal, America’s Little Leaders Junior Academy
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The Florida Team
Directors of School Partnerships
Working with schools in Florida for over 31 years with print, electronic curriculum, and other media, Matt (middle) has been a highly respected leader—focused on filling-in the learning gaps for students’ lifelong success. He is entrusted with serving central, east, and northeast Florida districts. With nearly 25 years in education, from teaching to providing curriculum resources, Sylvia (bottom) is driven to assure that students have access to resources that help them succeed. She works with districts in Southeast and Southwest Florida. With a wealth of experience in Educational Publishing and Consulting for over 35 years, Jeff (bottom) has advocated for superior resources and customized solutions in curriculum and technology. He supports school districts from central, west and northwest Florida.

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Could live online instruction from Proximity Learning benefit your school district?

Increasing Equity Across the Country
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