Important Announcement About Students’ YouTube Accounts (Including Instructions!)

YouTube LogoAttention Elementary & Middle School Teachers: Albemarle County Public Schools has provided streaming video content and video management through YouTube to all students for a number of years as a component of our G Suite for Education. During our annual Terms of Service review, the Department of Learning Engineering, Access, and Design (LEAD) identified the need to remove access to certain features in YouTube for all elementary and middle school students. As a result, after Spring Break, elementary and middle school students will no longer be able to access the videos they have uploaded to their channel or the playlists associated with their account.

Students who wish to keep the content they have uploaded to YouTube will need to migrate their videos prior to March 30, 2018, using these instructions: How to download your YouTube videos »

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Reminder: Deadline to Submit the Transfer Request Form Is Feb. 28

Time Is Running OutTeacher Transfer Requests are now open to all tenured teachers desiring consideration for new assignments for the 2018-2019 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.

The deadline to submit the Transfer Request Form is February 28, 2018; however, a tenured teacher may apply for a transfer through June 15, 2018. Keep reading »

Digital Learning Day 2018 Is February 22!

Digital Learning DaySince 2012, the annual Digital Learning Day (DLD) gives teachers and students an opportunity to collaborate with peers, share ideas, try out new digital tools, and celebrate innovation in their classrooms. On this day, events occur worldwide from Australia to Hawaii! ACPS has regularly participated in DLD, showcasing activities, resources and opportunities that we provide in our schools.

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Black History Month Resources From the VDOE

Black History MonthEvery February, America and Virginia observe Black History Month, celebrating and honoring the many achievements and contributions made by African Americans to the economic, cultural and political development of America. The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to provide teachers and school divisions with Black History Month resources that support the History and Social Science Standards of Learning.

Upcoming Learning Tech Opportunities – Enroll Now!

Upcoming Learning Tech OpportunitiesIn the spring semester, teachers will have the opportunity to partner with the Learning Technology Team in several ongoing learning experiences. These courses will increase instructional capacity in small learning cohorts and foster a sense of community throughout the district.

We can’t wait to learn alongside you in our upcoming MakerEd, Digital Media, Personalized Learning, and Google Educator Certification courses. Enrollment is now open through the Spring Opportunities site! Continue reading

Free World Peace Game Master Class With John Hunter – Informational Meeting on Feb. 8

World Peace Game FoundationAlbemarle County is sponsoring teachers 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.

Interested participants are invited to an informational meeting on February 8 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the ARC at Murray High School. Please direct questions to John Hobson at jhobson@k12albemarle.org.

Mobile Dairy Classroom: FREE Nutritional & Educational Program Now Available in Virginia!

Southland Dairy FarmersThe Southwest Dairy Museum, Inc., through Southland Dairy Farmers, a local promotional and educational organization funded entirely by local dairy farmer producers in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Virginia through the national Dairy Checkoff Program, is proud to sponsor the Mobile Dairy Classroom. The Mobile Dairy Classroom is a part of a dynamic agricultural and nutritional education program. The 32-foot traveling classroom features a fully operational milking parlor and carries a live milk cow to schools throughout the state of Virginia. The Mobile Dairy Classroom is enjoyed by all ages, but targeted toward students in grades 2-12. Learn more »

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