CoderDojo Fellowship Opportunity – Apply by May 20

CoderDojoAre you looking for a different type of professional learning experience that will actively support you in trying new instructional strategies in an exciting multi-age learning environment? Apply to be a Teaching Fellow! Join Learning Technology Integrators (LTIs) and other educators from our school division as we design and facilitate amazing, technology-supported student learning experiences this summer at CoderDojo. Interested teachers should complete the application form by May 20, 2018. Continue reading

GenCyber Beginner Camp for Secondary School Teachers – Apply by April 25

GenCyber LogoVirginia Tech will hold their fourth annual GenCyber Beginner Camp for Secondary School Teachers on June 17-21, 2018. GenCyber camp will train secondary school teachers in the principles of good cybersecurity practices and the science behind those practices so that they may both teach their students effective practices as well as motivate these students to study more cybersecurity in more detail as they move into their chosen disciplines in colleges and universities. The camp application will close on April 25, 2018. Continue reading

Important Notice: Change in Employee Health Club Deductions

Albemarle County LogoA message from Susan Worrell, Chief Accountant, County of Albemarle (Apr. 12, 2018)

Over the years, we have been asked by employees and by various health clubs to offer payroll deduction for monthly membership fees. While the County of Albemarle encourages employees to participate in wellness programs, it has been limited in its ability to offer payroll deduction of membership fees to multiple health clubs because it is/was a manual process. By standardizing this process and by utilizing the Greenshades Employee Self-Serve portal, the County will automate this process and will expand the offering of payroll deduction to additional health clubs who meet certain membership requirements. (Please see the Health Club Payroll Deduction FAQs.) Continue reading

World Peace Game Master Class: Limited Seats Available

World Peace Game FoundationOnly a few openings remain for Albemarle County teachers wishing to participate in a World Peace Game Master Class in Charlottesville from June 18-22. Using John Hunter’s World Peace Game as an inspiring and challenging analogy, master class participants observe Hunter facilitating the game live with students each morning. Afternoon sessions focus on introducing teachers to the guiding philosophy and pedagogical principles that underlie the game, essential attributes necessary to facilitate the game, and designing learning that is inspired by the principles and spirit of the game.

Interested applicants should contact John Hobson at jhobson@k12albemarle.org or Becky Ellis at bellis@k12albemarle.org as soon as possible.

Now Hiring Substitute Bus Drivers for Athletic Trips

Bus Driver on Athletic TripAttention Teachers, TAs, OAs, and Athletic Coaches: Would you like to help our student athletes while earning extra income? Transportation Services is in need of Substitute School Bus Drivers for athletic trips during the week and weekends. We also have driving work available over the summer. Apply now »

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Learning Tech Team Launches New Site Featuring Learning Tools & Instructional Resources

Learning Tech ToolsLooking for the latest learning tool or seeking a new instructional strategy for your class? Take a few minutes to check out the Learning Tech Team’s new site! Available resources include a collection of teaching strategies, instructional practices, and transformative classroom examples that you can use to reimagine what learning can be in Albemarle County Public Schools. Continue reading

Apply for a 2018-19 Shannon Grant by April 20

Shannon-Foundation-BannerThe Edgar and Eleanor Shannon Foundation for Excellence in Public Education wants to help teachers and schools implement their best ideas. Two levels of proposals are invited for the 2018-19 school year:

  • Level 1 grants, not to exceed $750, will be awarded to classroom teachers, individually or in teams, for projects that support original and innovative student activities.
  • Level 2 grants, not to exceed $5,000, may be awarded to schools for creative projects that enhance student learning across age and grade levels.

New this year: Completed applications may be submitted electronically as a PDF document to shannonfoundation@fastmail.fm by Friday, April 20, 2018. Continue reading