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.”
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:
As part of the joint County of Albemarle/Albemarle County Public Schools Veterans Recognition Ceremony this year, staff collaborated to create this video in honor of those among us who have served in the U.S. military. We thank you for your service.
At Albemarle County Public Schools, flexible classrooms empower student choice, increase student engagement, and improve student participation. Watch Edutopia’s spotlight on ACPS in their “schools that work” series, which highlights practices and case studies from K-12 schools and districts that are improving the way students learn.
English 3.0 explores how the internet has influenced the way we communicate in the digital age and whether the changes witnessed have had a positive effect on the language. The film features interviews with renowned authors and linguistics: Tom Chatfield, David Crystal, Robert McCrum, Fiona McPherson, and Simon Horobin.
Earlier this year, when Monticello High School’s Learning Commons won the 2015 Magna Award, Albemarle County Public Schools became the first school division in the country to twice be honored by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) as a national leader in innovative school programming. In its June 2015 issue of American School Board Journal, NSBA highlights the Learning Commons as an example of our division’s emphasis on project-based learning and on developing greater creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration among all students. Read the cover story, Making It Real: The Maker movement spurs students to rediscover the joy of creating.
Also, check out NSBA’s YouTube feature:
Albemarle County Public Schools’ Summer Fine Arts Academy provides students from our region an opportunity to spend an extended period of time studying a field of art of their choice under the direction of a highly qualified and engaging teacher. Culminating in a public performance or display at a local venue, students can choose from jazz studies, creative writing, visual art, drama/playwriting, choral performance, or rock/rap. Learn more »
See what it’s all about:
Monticello High School drama students will present the popular musical, West Side Story, May 7-10, but with a twist—all the dance scenes have been modernized and choreographed by students Alex Espinosa Navarro and Gabriela David Guzman.