4th Annual WinterSongs Benefit Concert – Feb. 24

WinterSongs 2018Saturday, February 24, 2018 | 5 p.m. | Monticello High School Auditorium

The 4th annual WinterSongs benefit concert is coming up on Saturday, February 24! Young women vocalists from 11 area schools will come together to raise money for the Shelter for Help in Emergency, which provides aid, counseling and protection for victims of domestic abuse. Admission to the concert is free, but donations to the Shelter are encouraged at the door. View the event poster »

Black History Month Resources From the VDOE

Black History MonthEvery February, America and Virginia observe Black History Month, celebrating and honoring the many achievements and contributions made by African Americans to the economic, cultural and political development of America. The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to provide teachers and school divisions with Black History Month resources that support the History and Social Science Standards of Learning.

Now Hiring Instructional Coaches

Now HiringThe Office of Student Learning is accepting internal applications for instructional coaches for the 2018-2019 school year. This position is a foundational component of the school division’s professional learning options, and as such, we welcome candidates who are interested in creating a culture of continuous learning in the areas of curriculum, assessment and instruction. View the Instructional Coach job description »

Applications will be reviewed and interviews will occur in mid-March. Apply now »

Want to learn more about the ACPS instructional coaching model? Visit the ACPS Instructional Coaching website »

Upcoming Learning Tech Opportunities – Enroll Now!

Upcoming Learning Tech OpportunitiesIn the spring semester, teachers will have the opportunity to partner with the Learning Technology Team in several ongoing learning experiences. These courses will increase instructional capacity in small learning cohorts and foster a sense of community throughout the district.

We can’t wait to learn alongside you in our upcoming MakerEd, Digital Media, Personalized Learning, and Google Educator Certification courses. Enrollment is now open through the Spring Opportunities site! Continue reading

I’m Determined Youth & Parent Summit – Apply by Mar. 9

I'm DeterminedSpread the word! The 2018 I’m Determined Youth & Parent Summit is now accepting applications. If you know of youth, ages 13-21, who would benefit from a fun-filled, youth-led summer summit focusing on self-determination skills, please share this announcement with them. Recommendations from educators and parents help give some youth the confidence they need to apply. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on March 9, 2018. Continue reading

Free World Peace Game Master Class With John Hunter – Informational Meeting on Feb. 8

World Peace Game FoundationAlbemarle County is sponsoring teachers 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 participants are invited to an informational meeting on February 8 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the ARC at Murray High School. Please direct questions to John Hobson at jhobson@k12albemarle.org.

Mobile Dairy Classroom: FREE Nutritional & Educational Program Now Available in Virginia!

Southland Dairy FarmersThe Southwest Dairy Museum, Inc., through Southland Dairy Farmers, a local promotional and educational organization funded entirely by local dairy farmer producers in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Virginia through the national Dairy Checkoff Program, is proud to sponsor the Mobile Dairy Classroom. The Mobile Dairy Classroom is a part of a dynamic agricultural and nutritional education program. The 32-foot traveling classroom features a fully operational milking parlor and carries a live milk cow to schools throughout the state of Virginia. The Mobile Dairy Classroom is enjoyed by all ages, but targeted toward students in grades 2-12. Learn more »

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National Geographic Photographer, William Albert Allard, to Speak at Monticello High on Mar. 6

CameraTuesday, March 6 | 9:05 to 10:25 a.m. | Monticello High School

Secondary Teachers: On Tuesday, March 6, National Geographic photographer, William Albert Allard, will speak at Monticello High School from 9:05 to 10:25 a.m. (1st block) about photography and his 50-year body of work at National Geographic. If you are interested in attending this free event, please RSVP to Rob Garland (rgarland@k12albemarle.org) by February 15 and include the approximate number of students you plan to bring with you. Continue reading