The Fall 2019 Learning Catalog is now available online! Check out this fall’s schedule of classes, including topics like listening skills, job shadowing, time management, decision-making, retirement, and much more! Classes fill up quickly, so don’t delay—register today! Continue reading
September 25, 2019 | 5 p.m. | Stone-Robinson Elementary School Library
ACPS is excited to announce the creation of a cohort program through James Madison University (JMU) for those teachers interested in pursuing a Master’s of Education in Literacy Education. To learn more about the program, please join us in the library at Stone-Robinson Elementary School for a Q&A with JMU faculty on September 25 at 5 p.m. View the Course Schedule »
If you are interested but unable to attend, please reach out to Jenn Sublette.
The ACPS Office of Community Engagement would like to invite all staff who are interested in learning more about obtaining certification or a micro-credential in Culturally Responsive Teaching to an introductory session on Wednesday, September 4, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at either Monticello, Henley or Jouett—whichever location suits you best. Open the event flyer »
Please contact Leilani Keys for more information.
As you are aware, our new time and attendance system (Kronos) will go live in July for ACPS schools and departments. Training is required for all employees so that staff are comfortable with the system and the organization can realize the intended outcomes of this project to include accuracy of pay, ease and efficiency of use, compliance, and process consolidation.
Below is a summary of Kronos training by employee group, including the general topics that will be covered: Continue reading
By now you’ve heard about Schoology, the new Learning Management System that will replace Blackboard later this year.
Schoology offers significant advances in ease of use and a broader array of professional capabilities. A quick look at some of the comments from teachers who use this system in various part of the country provides some insight. They described how Schoology advanced their goals for personalized learning, student engagement, technology empowerment, blended learning, project-based application, and community partnerships. Continue reading
Are you looking for a different type of professional learning experience that will actively support you in trying new instructional strategies in an exciting multi-age learning environment? Join Learning Technology Integrators (LTIs), Instructional Coaches, and other educators from our school division as we design and facilitate technology-supported student learning experiences this summer at CoderDojo. Interested teachers should complete the CoderDojo 2019 Fellowship Application by May 31, 2019. Continue reading
We have a range of professional development (PD) offerings and opportunities this summer. Similar to previous years, all teachers and administrators will participate in at least 6 hours of professional development over the course of the summer.
Summer PD sessions will run from July 8-18 at Jouett Middle School. Teachers who are unable to attend a session during the July days will attend sessions on August 16 at Henley Middle School. Teachers who have completed the PD requirement in July will not have to report to work on August 16. Continue reading
May 15, 2019 | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Stone-Robinson Elementary School
James Madison University (JMU) will host an interest meeting for its Educational Leadership programs, including its M.Ed. and certificate options, on Wednesday, May 15, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Stone-Robinson Elementary School library. JMU is hoping to start a new cohort program in late August (or possibly January) in the Charlottesville area. View the program brochure »
Last year, a small team of passionate educators got together to talk about writing, writing development, and writing professional learning in ACPS, and after months of conversations, the Albemarle County Writing Collaborative (ACWC) was born! We had a successful first year. Members of the Cohort #1 community are now planning the Year 2 experience for you!
Cohort #2 will be made up of 15 educators teaching in middle and high school classrooms across our division. The design team is encouraging both English and content area teachers to apply by Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Open the 2019-2020 application »
ACPS is excited to announce the creation of a cohort program through Old Dominion University for those teachers interested in pursuing a Master’s in Library Sciences. To learn more about the program, please join us for a Q&A with ODU faculty on March 25 at 4:30 p.m. in the Professional Learning Center at Seminole Place (click here for directions). Please email Jenn Sublette at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Continue reading