JFYNetWorks (JFY) offers schools and districts an opportunity to provide high school students with standards-aligned online math and ELA instruction through a special initiative of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (announced in Commissioner Riley’s March 1 Weekly Update). The goal of this initiative is to help students reach grade-level skills, recover learning loss, and reduce achievement gaps. Beginning now, the program continues through the summer and the 2021-22 school year.
JFYNetWorks has been providing online academic support to schools since 2000. Our software curricula align to state standards and other district or teacher goals. Our staff work closely with teachers to assess student needs, provide standards-based instruction, and measure student progress. We provide ongoing support to teachers to monitor student activity, analyze performance data and adjust curriculum to student needs.
When the pandemic caused the shift to remote instruction, teachers and students in our JFY network of schools were able to continue conducting their classes using JFY resources without interruption. Our staff continued to work closely with teachers via email, text and video conference to track and support students’ learning, just as they had done in the classroom. In the fall, public health conditions required instruction to be remote or hybrid. Both models delivered core instruction online. The experience of the spring and summer had given us the opportunity to develop a new flexible-mode pedagogy that devolved into three basic elements: