FCPS’ Department of Teaching and Learning Instructional Summit 

  • Over seventy virtual meetings with families, community members, teachers and other FCPS staff to gather feedback about their concerns related to education during the COVID-19 pandemic and what they believe the priorities of the school division should be moving forward 
  • Over two hundred fifty people shared their thoughts 
  • More than 1,800 responses were gathered through these sessions 
  • The most common response we heard deals with the need to have an instructional plan in place.   The instructional plan should allow for remediation and extension opportunities for students.  Also, students should be assessed so families and teachers know where the students are performing and what individual learning needs are for every student 
  • The second most common response deals with concerns about the social and emotional needs of students 
  • The third topic identifies the need for strategic planning that will inform staff and community about school structure for the 2021-2022 school year 
  • The fourth topic that was frequently mentioned is the need to provide more at-home support to families and students 
Each of these four areas will be priorities within the department of teaching and learning as we  
reflect, design and improve instruction for all students