Household Hazardous Waste & Bulky Waste: Fall Collection

RSWA Spring Special Collection DaysFall 2017 Household Hazardous Waste Days

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center is scheduled from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. on Friday, September 29, and Saturday, September 30. List of acceptable items »

Fall 2017 Bulky Waste Amnesty Days

Special collection will be held at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following Saturdays: Continue reading

International Dot Day Is September 15th-ish

International Dot DayInternational Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began on September 15, 2009, when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book, The Dot, a story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities. Each year on International Dot Day (on or around September 15), the inspiration continues as people of all ages rediscover the power and potential of creativity in all they do.

Sign up to celebrate International Dot Day and download a free Educator’s Handbook! Get started, get inspired, and get connected »

#GlobalMakerDay Coming October 24

Global MakerspacesThe next #GlobalMakerDay is coming up on October 24, 2017. Register now »

#GlobalMakerDay is an opportunity to Learn, Share and Play. Educators: Connect virtually and watch makers discuss various projects, learning spaces, creations, coding, 3D designs, art lessons, and more in a live Google Hangout (in YouTube Live). Each half hour will yield another session with a connected challenge. Your class will have the opportunity to solve problems, be creative, and PLAY. Learn more »

Global Read Aloud 2017 Kicks Off October 2

Global Read AloudGlobal Read Aloud 2017 kicks off October 2, 2017! Since its launch in 2010, more than 2,000,000 kids from more than 60 countries have participated in this free event!

What is the Global Read Aloud (GRA)? The premise is simple: Educators choose one of the selected books to read aloud to their students between October 2 and November 10, and during that time, they connect with one or more classrooms around the globe. Continue reading

You’re Invited: Paramount Teacher Reception – Aug. 16

The Paramount Theater invites you to attend their annual Teacher Reception on August 16, from 4:30 to 6:30 in the evening. Mingle with fellow educators, preview the 2017-18 arts education season, and learn about using The Paramount as a classroom resource. All ACPS employees welcome! Please RSVP. Open the invitation as a PDF »Paramount Teacher Reception

2nd Annual Culturally Responsive Teaching Conference – Register by May 31

ACPS LogoSaturday, June 3, 2017 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Monticello High School

The Office of Community Engagement and its Diversity Resource Teachers are excited to announce the 2nd annual Culturally Responsive Teaching Conference on June 3. We are reshaping our attack on the Achievement Gap with our homegrown Culturally Responsive Teaching Certification Model. Register for this free event by May 31 »

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