In assessing the needs of our school division and the willingness of our community to help, ACPS has implemented Community Connect, a system designed to match-make volunteer capabilities with classroom needs. This presents an excellent opportunity to improve the way we interact with our volunteers and partners, and we need your help to realize the system’s potential to enhance the experience of our educators and our students. Please take the time to let us know about your volunteer opportunities. Continue reading
Are you leaving ACPS at the end of this school year? If so, please see the following guidance about how to take your digital content (email, Google documents, local files and folders, etc.) with you. These items may be stored in a variety of digital spaces. Please note that your account and access to your digital files will be available until July 1, 2019. Continue reading
By now you’ve heard about Schoology, the new Learning Management System that will replace Blackboard later this year.
Schoology offers significant advances in ease of use and a broader array of professional capabilities. A quick look at some of the comments from teachers who use this system in various part of the country provides some insight. They described how Schoology advanced their goals for personalized learning, student engagement, technology empowerment, blended learning, project-based application, and community partnerships. 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? Join Learning Technology Integrators (LTIs), Instructional Coaches, and other educators from our school division as we design and facilitate technology-supported student learning experiences this summer at CoderDojo. Interested teachers should complete the CoderDojo 2019 Fellowship Application by May 31, 2019. Continue reading
We have a range of professional development (PD) offerings and opportunities this summer. Similar to previous years, all teachers and administrators will participate in at least 6 hours of professional development over the course of the summer.
Summer PD sessions will run from July 8-18 at Jouett Middle School. Teachers who are unable to attend a session during the July days will attend sessions on August 16 at Henley Middle School. Teachers who have completed the PD requirement in July will not have to report to work on August 16. Continue reading
May 15, 2019 | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Stone-Robinson Elementary School
James Madison University (JMU) will host an interest meeting for its Educational Leadership programs, including its M.Ed. and certificate options, on Wednesday, May 15, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Stone-Robinson Elementary School library. JMU is hoping to start a new cohort program in late August (or possibly January) in the Charlottesville area. View the program brochure »
The Community Attention Youth Internship Program (CAYIP) is seeking applications from local youth ages 14-21 to participate in a paid internship experience for six weeks this summer. Participants learn practical workplace readiness skills through hands-on learning in a variety of career paths, including government services, culinary arts, child care, elderly care, landscaping, cosmetology, and customer service. They also identify their strengths and connect to other positive adult mentors in the community. Youth are expected to work 20 hours per week for the six-week program.
Applications for Summer Session 2019 are due by 5 p.m. on April 30, 2019. Learn more »
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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Last year, a small team of passionate educators got together to talk about writing, writing development, and writing professional learning in ACPS, and after months of conversations, the Albemarle County Writing Collaborative (ACWC) was born! We had a successful first year. Members of the Cohort #1 community are now planning the Year 2 experience for you!
Cohort #2 will be made up of 15 educators teaching in middle and high school classrooms across our division. The design team is encouraging both English and content area teachers to apply by Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Open the 2019-2020 application »
The National Humanities Center has received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities for their project, Troops to Teachers: Helping Communities and Classrooms Understand the Military Experience. This five-day Institute will recruit and support up to 30 current K-12 educators who are also veterans in a project-based initiative to help classrooms and communities better understand the military family experience. Interested educators should apply by May 1, 2019. Continue reading