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 »

Tear Down the Walls to Create Anytime, Anywhere Learning – Free Webinar on Nov. 9

Future Ready SchoolsNovember 9, 2017 | 2 to 2:30 p.m. | YouTube Live

You’re invited to join Future Ready Schools® and the Alliance for Excellent Education for a webinar on personalized learning: Tear Down the Walls to Create Anytime, Anywhere Learning. Click the link for more info! Registration is required.

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Summer Spanish Immersion Trip to Central America – Info Sessions on Nov. 20 & 29

Guatemala TripInfo Sessions

Monday, November 20 | 3:30 to 5 p.m. (Stop by anytime!) | ESOL Office
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Wednesday, November 29 | 3:30 to 5 p.m. (Stop by anytime!) | COB 246

Are you interested in improving your Spanish-speaking skills? ACPS teachers and administrators are invited to partake in a 2-3 week authentic language and cultural experience, June 16-30 or June 17 – July 9, 2018. Continue reading

Veterans Day Learning Resources

Veterans DayThis Saturday, November 11, is Veterans Day—a national holiday to honor people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Teachers: Try these resources to help your students understand the significance of this day:

VDOE Licensure Requirements

VDOE LogoAttention all ACPS employees who hold a Virginia Teaching License:

1. As you are aware, your Virginia teaching license must be renewed every five years. Current Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) regulations require all teachers to complete 4-6 mandatory training requirements each time they renew their license. This is recent change. The required mandatory trainings vary based on endorsement area. Regardless of endorsement area, all teachers must complete the following: Continue reading

Start Something Saturday Coming Up on November 11!

ReinventEDSaturday, November 11, 2017 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Murray High School

Do you know a high school student (or 8th grader) interested in starting or joining a passion project? Start Something Saturday is bringing together students in grades 8-12 from the Charlottesville-Albemarle area for a day of project brainstorming on November 11! Students are invited to bring their ideas or just their interest in creative projects, and by the end of the day, they’ll walk out with a project around something they care about. Open the event flyer »

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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.

Teacher-Leader Professional Learning Grant | Deadline: Nov. 06 Continue reading