The Fairfield City School System Teaching and Learning Department focuses on student achievement by creating a district culture that uses data in aligning instruction with curriculum while providing high quality professional development.
Teaching and Learning
The alignment of instruction and curriculum is a continuous cycle of planning, implementation, assessment, reflection and analysis. Teachers in the Fairfield School District begin with the end in mind by identifying the grade level/course expectations that will be addressed during the instructional process and the appropriate instructional strategies, materials and other resources that will be used to teach the concept. Instructional strategies are intended to provide students with learning experiences that are tied to state standards.
"Professional development serves as the bridge between where prospective and experienced educators are now and where they will need to be in the new challenges of guiding all students in achieving higher standards of learning and development." (U.S. Department of Education, 1995)
The Fairfield School District's professional development program is a continuous, flexible process that establishes lifelong learning as a valued expectation for all staff. Staff members participate in professional development that supports innovative, effective and efficient strategies focused on specific work requirements and successful teaching practices. Continuous, ongoing professional development of all staff members positively impacts student performance.
LaRhonda Aikerson, Director of Teaching and Learning