ACPS is excited to announce the creation of a cohort program through Old Dominion University for those teachers interested in pursuing a Master’s in Library Sciences. To learn more about the program, please join us for a Q&A with ODU faculty on March 25 at 4:30 p.m. in the Professional Learning Center at Seminole Place (click here for directions). Please email Jenn Sublette at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Continue reading
The National Education Association (NEA) Foundation offers multiple grant opportunities for educators, including 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
The Shannon Foundation wants to help teachers and schools implement their best ideas. Two levels of proposals are invited for the 2019-20 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.
In keeping with the other Teacher Workdays that we have had this year, March 29 will be a Flex Workday. This is a day designated for teachers to work on report cards, plan for instruction, and complete other tasks related to their work. Continue reading
Teacher Transfer Requests are now open to all tenured teachers desiring consideration for new assignments for the 2019-2020 school year. Teachers who are on a Performance Improvement Plan or who will be on an active improvement plan for the upcoming school year are not eligible to apply for a transfer. All other teachers are welcome to apply for jobs online as vacancies become available. Continue reading
Welcome to #ACPSConnect, a division-wide communication from the Department of Student Learning designed to share instructional initiatives and innovative practices from our classrooms. As Dr. Haas noted when presenting 2020 budget needs, “A rising tide lifts all boats.” #ACPSConnect strives to contribute to the rise by sharing stories and insights from the field that lead to a lift for all students. Open Issue 1 »
As our nation observes Black History Month this February, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to provide teachers and school divisions with Black History Month resources celebrating and honoring African Americans and their achievements and contributions to America. Continue reading
As second semester gets underway, professional opportunities have been updated on the ACPS Professional Development site.
Highlights of the winter/spring offerings include Responsive Classroom sessions on Morning Meeting and Self Discipline; a variety of sessions in the “Design, Making, and Engineering” series; the new “Managing Your Digital World as an Educator” series; Google Certification; and CPR certification.
Albemarle County Public Schools has selected a new Learning Management System to serve our communities of learners. This selection came after a thorough review process that included a large group of educators. You can view the teacher survey results and learn more about the evaluation process through our Learning on the Web: Blackboard web page.
We are pleased to announce that Schoology has been selected as our new Learning Management System. At this time, we are in contract negotiations. Continue reading
ACPS teachers, office associates, and other support staff engage in a high volume of email correspondence with families, colleagues, and school administrators. Currently, ACPS employees have access to 250MB of email storage through Outlook Exchange, the email application provided by Albemarle County Public Schools. In an effort to further support teachers and all employees, the Department of Learning Engineering, Accessibility and Design (LEAD) will adjust the storage limit of all email accounts to 2G. Doing so will expand email storage by 800%. This change will take effect on February 1.
In addition, the Learning Technology team will host a series of professional learning opportunities for ACPS teachers in February titled, Tips for Managing Your Digital World as an Educator. Continue reading