Speak Up Survey – Participate by January 19

Speak UpACPS Educators: Each year the Speak Up Survey provides our district with rich data that helps us make important decisions for students. Through this survey, we learn how students use technology, what technologies are important to teachers, how our use of technology aligns with the needs of our families, and more. View a copy of the letter emailed to ACPS parents and educators on Nov. 16 »

In the past, we have received thousands of responses across the district, and this year, we’re aiming for 100% participation. Taking the survey is easy: Continue reading

Virginia Film Festival Features “My Kid Is Not Crazy” on Sunday, Nov. 12

VA Film FestivalNovember 12, 2017 | 11 a.m. | St. Anne’s-Belfield School

This Sunday, November 12, the Virginia Film Festival will feature My Kid Is Not Crazy, a documentary that tracks the journey of six children and their families as they become tangled in the nightmare of a disabling and misunderstood illness: Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS). Learn more about the film »

Watch the trailer and get tickets ($10) »

Women in Technology Experience – Nov. 15

Virginia Secretary of TechnologyNovember 15, 2017 | 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Greater Richmond Convention Center

The Office of the Virginia Secretary of Technology is thrilled to present the Women in Technology (WIT) Experience, powered by Capital One. This exciting one-day event will take place Wednesday, November 15, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Women from across Virginia, in all stages of their tech careers, will come together to participate in technology training sessions, educational seminars, networking, and a hackathon workshop. Learn more and get registered »

Tear Down the Walls to Create Anytime, Anywhere Learning – Free Webinar on Nov. 9

Future Ready SchoolsNovember 9, 2017 | 2 to 2:30 p.m. | YouTube Live

You’re invited to join Future Ready Schools® and the Alliance for Excellent Education for a webinar on personalized learning: Tear Down the Walls to Create Anytime, Anywhere Learning. Click the link for more info! Registration is required.

See upcoming webinars and events »

Summer Spanish Immersion Trip to Central America – Info Sessions on Nov. 20 & 29

Guatemala TripInfo Sessions

Monday, November 20 | 3:30 to 5 p.m. (Stop by anytime!) | ESOL Office
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Wednesday, November 29 | 3:30 to 5 p.m. (Stop by anytime!) | COB 246

Are you interested in improving your Spanish-speaking skills? ACPS teachers and administrators are invited to partake in a 2-3 week authentic language and cultural experience, June 16-30 or June 17 – July 9, 2018. Continue reading

Veterans Day Learning Resources

Veterans DayThis Saturday, November 11, is Veterans Day—a national holiday to honor people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Teachers: Try these resources to help your students understand the significance of this day:

VDOE Licensure Requirements

VDOE LogoAttention all ACPS employees who hold a Virginia Teaching License:

1. As you are aware, your Virginia teaching license must be renewed every five years. Current Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) regulations require all teachers to complete 4-6 mandatory training requirements each time they renew their license. This is recent change. The required mandatory trainings vary based on endorsement area. Regardless of endorsement area, all teachers must complete the following: Continue reading

Next Girls’ Geek Day: Saturday, Nov. 11, at Broadus Wood

Girls' Geek DayBroadus Wood Elementary School will host the next Girls’ Geek Day on Saturday, November 11, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Girls’ Geek Days are FREE, but registration is required and space is limited. Register for the Nov. 11 event »

Girls’ Geek Days are all about sparking elementary school-aged girls’ interest in technology and computing by providing a fun, collaborative, hands-on environment to learn new tech skills and helping them connect to other STEM programs in the community. Learn more and view the 2017-18 schedule »