Culturally Responsive Teaching PD Sessions – Feb. 7 & 8: Please RSVP by Feb. 1

DiversityFebruary 7 & 8, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | DoubleTree Hotel

Attention Instructional Coaches, Diversity Resource Teachers, Equity Teams, Teachers, and Administrators: ACPS is pleased to announce two upcoming Culturally Responsive Teaching professional development sessions on February 7 for elementary educators, and February 8 for middle and high school educators. Please RSVP using the respective links by February 1. Continue reading

Free Electronic Field Trip: African American Experiences in WWII – Feb. 22

The National WWII MuseumCelebrate Digital Learning Day and Black History Month with a dynamic and interactive webcast! On February 22, at 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m., the National WWII Museum presents Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II. In this interactive cross-country journey, students in grades 6-12 learn how the pursuit for both victory and equality shaped the story of World War II and transformed the U.S. for decades to come.

Classroom participation is free, but advance registration is required. Sign up today »

Deadline for VAHPERD’s Annual Film Festival Competition Extended to Mar. 15

VAHPERD LogoThe Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (VAHPERD) has extended the due date for the 2017-18 Film/Video Competition to March 15, 2018. This competition is part of VAHPERD’s Choose Your Vibe – Arrive Alive underage drinking and impaired driving campaign funded through a highway safety alcohol grant from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. The competition allows middle and high school students to develop short persuasive videos that encourage students to make safe and healthy choices, and by doing so prevent underage drinking and impaired driving. View the contest manual for more information »

Inclusion Project: Submit a Mini-Grant Application by Jan. 29

VCU School of Education Partnership for People with DisabilitiesThe Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with the Partnership for People with Disabilities, supports the Inclusion Project, a youth-led initiative to increase disability awareness in schools. Beginning January 2018, the Inclusion Project is pleased to announce it is offering up to 6 mini grants (max: $2,000) to support K-12 schools interested in planning an Inclusion Project event. Applications must be received by January 29. Open the Mini-Grant Application Form »

Questions? Please contact Jack Brandt at 804-828-1365 or brandtj@vcu.edu.

Teachers: Get Free Admission to the “Terracotta Army” Exhibition

Terracotta ArmyGovernor McAuliffe has announced that K-12 teachers in Virginia can receive free admission to the Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond. Terracotta Army showcases 130 works of art, drawn from the collections of 14 art museums and archaeological institutes across Shaanxi Province in China. Read the VMFA’s press release »

To claim a free ticket, teachers must present their identification card at VMFA’s Visitor Services desk. The exhibition opened November 18, 2017, and will run through March 11, 2018. Continue reading

Speak Up Survey – Participate by January 19

Speak UpACPS 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. View a copy of the letter emailed to ACPS parents and educators on Nov. 16 »

In the past, we have received thousands of responses across the district, and this year, we’re aiming for 100% participation. Taking the survey is easy: Continue reading

Women in Technology Experience – Nov. 15

Virginia Secretary of TechnologyNovember 15, 2017 | 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Greater Richmond Convention Center

The Office of the Virginia Secretary of Technology is thrilled to present the Women in Technology (WIT) Experience, powered by Capital One. This exciting one-day event will take place Wednesday, November 15, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Women from across Virginia, in all stages of their tech careers, will come together to participate in technology training sessions, educational seminars, networking, and a hackathon workshop. Learn more and get registered »