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
The CBIC Awards highlight and honor the region’s educators and students that best embody attributes of innovation and entrepreneurial excellence. The awards seek to bridge the innovative use of technology in the classroom with local businesses to foster collaboration and a sense of community.
Please consider nominating yourself or any of your colleagues for one of the following two awards. Nominations are due by January 31. Continue reading
Virginia Education Association (VEA) is pleased to announce the Recruiting and Retaining Teachers of Color Conference, February 15-16, 2019, in Norfolk. Come to engage in discussions leading to greater diversity in hiring practices across the school divisions in the Commonwealth. Continue reading
ACPS 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. Continue reading
There’s still time to register! The Virginia School Consortium for Learning (VaSCL) is still accepting registrations for their upcoming workshop on Tuesday, December 4: The Trauma Sensitive Classroom: Cultivating Mindfulness and Compassion to Support Learning. This workshop is geared toward K-12 classroom teachers, guidance counselors, special education teachers, support staff, and school-based and central office administrators. Continue reading
JMU will host an interest meeting for its Educational Leadership programs, including its M.Ed. and certificate options, on Tuesday, November 27, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Stone-Robinson Elementary School library. There is a possibility, based on interest, that a cohort program will start in January with courses offered in ACPS and held one night each week. Continue reading