Albemarle County Public Schools has proposed a new learning resource for health and physical education: a fitness tracker with a heart rate monitor to help students measure cardiovascular fitness. This learning resource was proposed for adoption at the Albemarle County School Board meeting on April 22, 2021, and is now available for public review at the following links:
- Fitbit Charge 3™ Fitness Tracker
- Fitbit Help: How do I track heart rate with my Fitbit device?
- PurePulse® Technology
- Fitbit Trackers
Community members may submit feedback via email to Jay Thomas, Director of Secondary Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Following the requisite 30-day public review, staff will consider any feedback received and make appropriate recommendations for action and/or adoption at the school board meeting on May 27, 2021.
In accordance with School Board Policy IIAA, a textbook selection and adoption committee developed specific evaluation checklists to determine alignment of materials with Albemarle County curriculum goals, correlation to the related discipline area competencies, and lifelong-learner competencies. The committee also reviewed learning resources to ensure they meet the selection criteria outlined in Policy IIAA, including overall instructional purpose, educational suitability, age appropriateness, timeliness, subject matter importance, and product quality.
CONTACT: Jay Thomas, Director of Secondary Education