In-Person Instruction Update for Small Groups
FCPS is planning to begin in-person instruction for small groups of students who might be experiencing the greatest challenges with distance learning
FCPS is planning to begin in-person instruction for small groups of students who might be experiencing the greatest challenges with distance learning. We will follow strict safety and health protocols to minimize health risks for students and staff. Find out more.
As additional grade levels return to school, we will employ concurrent instruction for in-person students, a model in which students receive 2 days of teacher-led instruction in the school building and 2 days of teacher-led instruction at home. The concurrent instruction model is currently being piloted in several schools.
Concurrent instruction maximizes teacher-led instruction (2 days in person, 2 days virtual) by allowing in-person students to “log into” class on at-home days. Teacher-led concurrent instruction is the best instructional model for our in-person students.
- The concurrent schedule for elementary school would be two days of instruction at the school led by the teacher, and two days at home of virtual instruction led by the teacher.
- The concurrent schedule for middle and high school would be two days of instruction at the school led by the teacher, and two days at home of virtual instruction led by the teacher.
- Teachers will use Mondays for planning. Mondays will be independent work days for students.
Students who prefer to continue full-time virtual learning will receive four days of teacher-led instruction while learning from home.
Here is an example of a concurrent week schedule:
Students would be assigned to Group A (In-school), Group B (in-school), or Group C (online full-time).
Videos: Concurrent Instruction at our Pilot Schools
Take a look inside West Springfield High School and Kings Park Elementary School, two of the first schools to welcome students back to FCPS buildings, to see how the concurrent instruction model works. Watch the video.
Small groups are also returning to Colvin Run Elementary School. Watch this video to see how Colvin Run set up classrooms for concurrent instruction.