Are you interested in being immersed in a different culture for two weeks? Are you interested in improving your Spanish-speaking skills? Would you like to have a deeper empathy for what our English Learners experience on a daily basis? Then this trip is for you!
ACPS teachers and administrators with ANY level of Spanish proficiency are invited to partake in a two-week authentic language and cultural experience with Centro Panamericano de Idiomas (CPI), June 16-29, 2019, in Costa Rica. View a detailed itinerary »
Learn more by attending an informational session on Tuesday, October 2, at 4:30 p.m. We’ll meet in the ESOL Office located on the 3rd floor of the Northside Library at 705 Rio Road West. Continue reading
Elementary school teachers in Virginia and across the United States are now able to access a new, free online tool, designed by and for teachers, to find highly targeted instructional math resources to support their kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms. Find out more about Teacher Advisor With Watson »
On Monday, May 15, 2017, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors conducted a public hearing on the Calendar Year 17 Tax Rate. Formal approval of the tax rate and adoption of the FY 18 budget followed that public hearing.
The adopted Fiscal Year 2018 combined capital and operating budget totals $397,897,173 and is balanced with a tax rate of $0.839 per $100 of assessed value. Continue reading
The Professional Learning Community (PLC) model is intended to use student information—formative and summative assessments—to analyze and figure out with peers what support is needed by individual students to address learning gaps before they grow too large. This Edutopia video captures a PLC’s focus on analysis of student work samples and peer feedback. While it’s an elementary PLC, the model applies to all levels.
Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, recently announced five recipients of the 2016 Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching. Among the 2016 winners is Woodbrook Elementary’s Leslie Wills-Taylor.
How do morning meetings make a difference in sustaining a positive community? Edutopia features Symonds Elementary, where “teachers use morning meetings to develop valuable social-emotional skills, create a culture of respect and trust, and prepare students to learn.”
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Math teachers at Hampton High School (Allison Park, PA) have designed performance-based assessments to make learning engaging and relevant to life in the real world through authentic experiences. Watch how math students role-play air traffic controllers and pilots to assess their skills in this “Disaster Mission Relief” simulation:
National Education Association president Lily Eskelsen García explains the vital work of public school teachers at the Campaign for America’s Future 2015 Awards Gala: