Virginia Children’s Engineering Convention: Feb. 8-9, 2018

VCECFebruary 8-9, 2018 | Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center | Registration

The Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with the Virginia Children’s Engineering Council and the Virginia Technology and Engineering Education Association, is co-sponsoring the 22nd annual Children’s Engineering Convention for K-5 teachers and administrators.

The Children’s Engineering Convention has three major components: Continue reading

NEA Foundation Grants – Next Deadline: October 15

The NEA FoundationThe National Education Association (NEA) Foundation offers two grant opportunities for educators: Student Achievement Grants and Learning & Leadership Grants. Three grant deadlines are established annually: February 1, June 1, and October 15. Two levels of funding are available: $2,000 and $5,000. Grants fund activities for 12 months from the date of the award. Continue reading

Schools Are Missing What Matters About Learning

The Atlantic“Curiosity is underemphasized in the classroom, but research shows that it is one of the strongest markers of academic success.” Keep reading in The Atlantic »

What Superintendent Moran has to say: Every one of us has one purpose for working in Albemarle County Public Schools: ensuring that every learner, from our 4-year-olds to our soon to be 2018 grads, gets what he or she needs to achieve success. Continue reading

Virginia License Plate Design Contest: Take Action Against Distraction – Enter by Dec. 15

DMV Take Action Against DistractionIn 2016, 13 Virginians were killed and more than 800 injured in crashes involving a distracted teen driver. That’s why Virginia DMV is launching a statewide license plate design contest for high school students (grades 9-12). The “Take Action Against Distraction” License Plate Design Contest aims to start the conversation and raise awareness about distracted driving. Also, it provides an opportunity for students to share their visual arts skills for a worthy cause and potentially save a life. Entries will be accepted from November 1 – December 15, 2017. Contest details »

Webinar: Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress – Sep. 19

ASCD Learn Teach LeadTuesday, September 19 | 3 p.m. | Register Now

Based on the upcoming ASCD book Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress, this engaging (and free!) webinar will address the urgent call for using a strengths-based approach with students and families living with trauma, violence, and chronic stress. Continue reading

Interested in National Board Certification? Attend an Info Session on September 18!

NBPTS LogoIf you have three years of successful teaching in one or more early childhood, elementary, middle, or secondary schools, consider joining Wendy Eckerle on Monday, September 18, at the ARC for an informational meeting about the National Board Certification process and benefits provided by Albemarle County Public Schools. The meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. and end no later than 5:45 p.m. More info and additional meeting dates »

Questions? Please contact Wendy Eckerle at

Interpretation/Translation Training – September 20 or 21

TranslateThe ESOL Office is offering its annual Interpretation/Translation Training to all teachers, teaching assistants, office associates, and any other school personnel who interpret in another language as part of their job duties. Past participants have reported that the brief training enhanced their skills in communicating with families. There are three options for this training: Continue reading

Household Hazardous Waste & Bulky Waste: Fall Collection

RSWA Spring Special Collection DaysFall 2017 Household Hazardous Waste Days

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center is scheduled from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. on Friday, September 29, and Saturday, September 30. List of acceptable items »

Fall 2017 Bulky Waste Amnesty Days

Special collection will be held at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following Saturdays: Continue reading

ODU School Library Program: Informational Webinar on September 24

ODU Idea FusionAre you interested in working as a school librarian? Would you like to earn a Master’s Degree in Education with School Library Endorsement?

Learn more about Old Dominion University’s School Library Program: Tune in to an informational webinar on Sunday, September 24, at 4 p.m.! Connect to the webinar »