Two New NCTM Grants With November Deadlines

NCTMThe National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has announced two NEW! grant opportunities with November deadlines:

Fostering Support of Mathematics Learning in Multilingual Classrooms | Deadline: Nov. 30
A grant of up to $4,000 will be awarded to a PreK-12 school for in-service to increase understanding and expertise in fostering support of multi-language development when teaching mathematics.

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Powerful Accessibility Tool Now Available for All Students & Educators

Co:Writer UniversalAll ACPS educators and students now have access to a powerful accessibility tool called Co:Writer, which is designed to help learners of all ages have word prediction to support all aspects of the curriculum. Co:Writer is both a Chrome internet browser extension and desktop app that provides on-demand word prediction as well as audio representation of those words. This application allows support for students to engage with any digital text that they create—on a website in any browser or in any digital writing tool. Watch a demo »

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Making Connections 2017: Registration Now Open!

Making Connections 2017Registration for Making Connections 2017 now open! The Making Connections for Equity and Access professional development day will take place Monday, November 6, at multiple school sites throughout the division. Teachers should sign up for one morning session from 8:30 to 11:30 and one afternoon session from 12:30 to 3:30. Lunch will be provided and available for teachers at their morning session. View course selections and get registered »

NEA Foundation Grants – Next Deadline: February 1

The NEA FoundationThe 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

Making Connections 2017: Registration Coming Soon!

Making Connections 2017Our annual ACPS Making Connections professional development day will be Monday, November 6. Like last year, we will have a variety of presenters in locations across the county. Teachers will sign up for one morning session from 8:30 to 11:30 and one afternoon session from 12:30 to 3:30. Lunch will be provided and available for teachers at their morning session. Sign up for these sessions will open on Friday, October 20!

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Design for Change Challenge – Submission Deadline: May 15

Design for Change USADesign for Change USA has launched their 2017-18 challenge! Design for Change is a global movement of young people who are changing the world!

How does it work? Any group of young people (K-12) with an adult mentor (teacher, parent, youth leader, or coach) dreams up and leads social change projects in their own schools or communities using the Design for Change methodology—Feel. Imagine. Do. Share. The deadline for teams to implement and submit their projects is May 15, 2018. Continue reading

Upcoming PD Opp: Getting to Know ArcGIS Online

ACPS PDGetting to Know ArcGIS Online | October 26 & November 2 | 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Are you interested in GIS and GPS applications in your classroom? If so, you are in luck! ACPS is offering a free Level I introductory workshop to occur over two evenings, facilitated by Chris Bunin, a leader in K-12 GIS integration. Teachers who complete this Level I training will be invited to stipend support Level II workshops that will provide opportunities to develop GIS lessons.

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Culturally Responsive Teaching PD Sessions – Oct. 16 & 26

DiversityAttention Instructional Coaches, Diversity Resource Teachers, Equity Teams, Teachers, and Administrators! ACPS is pleased to announce two upcoming Culturally Responsive Teaching professional development sessions on October 16 for elementary educators, and October 26 for middle and high school educators. Sessions are limited to the first 30 registrants, so don’t delay—RSVP today! Continue reading