Second Semester PD Offerings

ACPS PD

As second semester gets underway, professional opportunities have been updated on the ACPS Professional Development site.

Highlights of the winter/spring offerings include Responsive Classroom sessions on Morning Meeting and Self Discipline; a variety of sessions in the “Design, Making, and Engineering” series; the new “Managing Your Digital World as an Educator” series; Google Certification; and CPR certification.

Updates on regional events, including conferences and seminars for educators, can be viewed on our External Professional Learning Opportunities page. Continue reading

Email Storage Expansion for All & Productivity PD for ACPS Teachers

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ACPS teachers, office associates, and other support staff engage in a high volume of email correspondence with families, colleagues, and school administrators. Currently, ACPS employees have access to 250MB of email storage through Outlook Exchange, the email application provided by Albemarle County Public Schools. In an effort to further support teachers and all employees, the Department of Learning Engineering, Accessibility and Design (LEAD) will adjust the storage limit of all email accounts to 2G. Doing so will expand email storage by 800%. This change will take effect on February 1.

In addition, the Learning Technology team will host a series of professional learning opportunities for ACPS teachers in February titled, Tips for Managing Your Digital World as an Educator. Continue reading

VEA Recruiting and Retaining Teachers of Color Conference: Feb. 15-16

VEA Recruiting and Retaining Teachers of Color Conference

Virginia ​Education ​Association (VEA) ​is ​pleased ​to ​announce ​the ​Recruiting ​and ​Retaining ​Teachers ​of ​Color ​Conference, ​February ​15-16, ​2019, in Norfolk. ​Come ​to ​engage ​in ​discussions ​leading ​to ​greater ​diversity ​in ​hiring ​practices ​across ​the ​school ​divisions ​in ​the ​Commonwealth. Continue reading

VaSCL & VASCD Offering Professional Learning Events in Charlottesville This February

In February, two regional professional development events will be held in Charlottesville: VaSCL’s Engage Every Family: Every Student Learns on Wednesday, February 27, and VASCD’s Whole Child Institute on Thursday, February 28. Both relate to our strategic priorities.

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VaSCL Workshop: The Trauma Sensitive Classroom – Dec. 4

VaSCLDecember 4, 2018 | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | Holiday Inn, Charlottesville

There’s still time to register! The Virginia School Consortium for Learning (VaSCL) is still accepting registrations for their upcoming workshop on Tuesday, December 4: The Trauma Sensitive Classroom: Cultivating Mindfulness and Compassion to Support Learning. This workshop is geared toward K-12 classroom teachers, guidance counselors, special education teachers, support staff, and school-based and central office administrators. Continue reading

JMU Leadership Program – Interest Meeting Rescheduled for Nov. 27

JMU LogoNEW DATE: November 27, 2018 | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Stone-Robinson Elementary

JMU will host an interest meeting for its Educational Leadership programs, including its M.Ed. and certificate options, on Tuesday, November 27, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Stone-Robinson Elementary School library. There is a possibility, based on interest, that a cohort program will start in January with courses offered in ACPS and held one night each week. Continue reading

JMU Leadership Program – Interest Meeting on Nov. 15

JMU LogoNovember 15, 2018 | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Stone-Robinson Elementary

JMU will host an interest meeting for its Educational Leadership programs, including its M.Ed. and certificate options, on Thursday, November 15, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Stone-Robinson Elementary School library. There is a possibility, based on interest, that a cohort program will start in January with courses offered in ACPS and held one night each week. View the program brochure »

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Interpretation “Refresher” Training – Oct. 18 or 23

ACPS PDAs a continuation of our interpretation/translation training series, the ESOL Office is hosting Interpretation “Refresher” (Level 2 Training) sessions for interpreters. Being an interpreter involves a level of responsibility beyond language proficiency, and there are best practices and a code of ethics that will be reviewed and discussed during this training.

Upcoming Level 2 Training Dates:

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Design, Making & Engineering PD Opportunities

ACPS PDWe are providing multiple sessions throughout the school year to build skills and community around tools and technology in Albemarle County. These short courses provide teachers with the confidence and basic knowledge to try new things with students! Feel free to sign up for all topics, or just one or two. Each class is open to all grade levels and will be relevant for elementary, middle, and high school. Continue reading

Summer 2019 Spanish Immersion Trip to Costa Rica; Info Session on Oct. 2

Learn Spanish in Costa RicaAre 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