In assessing the needs of our school division and the willingness of our community to help, ACPS has implemented Community Connect, a system designed to match-make volunteer capabilities with classroom needs. This presents an excellent opportunity to improve the way we interact with our volunteers and partners, and we need your help to realize the system’s potential to enhance the experience of our educators and our students. Please take the time to let us know about your volunteer opportunities. Continue reading
ACPS has a four-year replacement cycle for all staff laptops. This plan affords our staff members a safe experience with a supported laptop to complete the essential functions of their work. The replacement cycle is based on the purchase date and the model of the computer. In the 2019 replacement cycle, laptop models that will be replaced are the Lenovo T450 and all 13-inch MacBook Airs. Continue reading
Are you leaving ACPS at the end of this school year? If so, please see the following guidance about how to take your digital content (email, Google documents, local files and folders, etc.) with you. These items may be stored in a variety of digital spaces. Please note that your account and access to your digital files will be available until July 1, 2019. Continue reading
By now you’ve heard about Schoology, the new Learning Management System that will replace Blackboard later this year.
Schoology offers significant advances in ease of use and a broader array of professional capabilities. A quick look at some of the comments from teachers who use this system in various part of the country provides some insight. They described how Schoology advanced their goals for personalized learning, student engagement, technology empowerment, blended learning, project-based application, and community partnerships. Continue reading
Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Saunders Hall, UVA Darden School of Business
In an effort to increase interest and education in construction and the building trades among young women, UVA Facilities Management will host its 4th annual Girls Day on Thursday, June 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Charlottesville area community members are invited to register girls between the ages of 10-16 to participate. View the event flyer »
Through the Virginia Household Water Quality Program, Virginia Cooperative Extension holds drinking water clinics across the state to provide people with private water systems access to affordable and confidential water testing, including help interpreting their water test results and information about possible treatment options.
Are 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? Join Learning Technology Integrators (LTIs), Instructional Coaches, and other educators from our school division as we design and facilitate technology-supported student learning experiences this summer at CoderDojo. Interested teachers should complete the CoderDojo 2019 Fellowship Application by May 31, 2019. Continue reading
We have a range of professional development (PD) offerings and opportunities this summer. Similar to previous years, all teachers and administrators will participate in at least 6 hours of professional development over the course of the summer.
Summer PD sessions will run from July 8-18 at Jouett Middle School. Teachers who are unable to attend a session during the July days will attend sessions on August 16 at Henley Middle School. Teachers who have completed the PD requirement in July will not have to report to work on August 16. Continue reading
Thank you, everyone, for your participation in this year’s SpeakUp survey. With your support, we collected nearly 9,000 responses, giving us rich data to help guide our strategic decisions about ACPS technology. With 8,114 student responses, we are in a position to make informed decisions about how technology is used in the classroom. Continue reading
You may have noticed a new wireless name available at your school. The technology department has created a new SSID (Service Set Identifier) named ACPS-AGED-DEVICES. This temporary solution will enable legacy MAC hardware to connect more reliably to our ACPS network. These older devices lack the capability to maintain a consistent connection to the new and improved ACPS wireless network. Continue reading