During the May 8 Fayette County Board of Education work session, Assistant Superintendent of Student Achievement Kim Herron and instructional support teacher Sheila Autrey spoke about how teachers within Fayette County Public Schools will utilize the “Fayette Connects” digital research center to align resources in the four core content areas.
“It’s really encompassing instructional resources, specifically in the four core areas where we’ve started, with English-language arts, math, social studies, and science. We have named it Fayette Connects,” Herron said.
Autrey explained how Fayette Connects is a reliable and valuable resource for her and other teachers when identifying and meeting Georgia standards of teaching.
“On these pages for the Fayette Connects dashboard, we can find scoping sequence for all of our grade levels and all of our four core curriculum areas,” Autrey said. “We also can easily click and find our Georgia standards which we’re required to work with.
“On every one of our content areas for different grade levels, we have units that have been built by our curriculum teams,” she continued. “In those units there are linked resources, timelines to keep us on pace, and all sorts of fantastic information to help us be better teachers and do what we need to do.”
Autrey works with teachers in grades K-12 and explained how she needs to understand the core resources students are expected to learn and the resources teachers are expected to use.
“What we wanted, as teachers, is a concise platform that’s easy to use,” Autrey said. “Free of clutter. Not a lot of clicks. This is clutter-free - buttons are easy to find and very clear. And then consistent. This is amazing for teachers who work across multiple grade levels and in different areas.”
Concluding the presentation, Herron and Autrey thanked the board for allowing them to give feedback on the introduction of Fayette Connects.
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