Come join a group of inspired educators and community members as we partner to investigate what it means to embrace diverse student experiences, tailor instruction to reflect cultural landscapes, incorporate families and communities, and evolve as a culturally responsive educational community! Register for the 2018 Diversity Conference by May 30! Continue reading
The Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD) is accepting session proposals for its 2018 Annual Conference, which will be held November 29 and 30 in Williamsburg. This year’s theme, “Beyond Measure,” focuses on students’ ability to solve real-world problems, think deeply and flexibly, and drive their own growth. Please consider sharing your exciting, inspiring work with other practitioners: Submit your session proposal by July 15.
The 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
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? 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
Only 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.
Attention 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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Looking 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
The 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.
An announcement from Writing Our Future: American Creed:
Our youth publishing website that accompanies the PBS documentary American Creed, is now live. Teachers, librarians, and youth mentors are invited to engage young people as they work towards responding to the film through writing, media, or art using any of the five invitations created by educators. Adults at schools and learning centers can create accounts for youth to publish their work to a national, or even international, audience. Continue reading
Suppose one of your students has been coming to school late and her grades are starting to slip. You call home to discuss with the parent, but it is clear that the woman who answers the phone speaks a language other than English. You hang up and wonder how you can best engage with your student’s family. Then you remember that Albemarle County Public Schools has a number of protocols and resources in place to help bridge the school-to-home gap! Continue reading