Teaching in Unpredictable Times Workshop Series

ACPS PD

In a time of multiple and overlapping crises—the COVID-19 pandemic, a national reckoning on race and injustice, political polarization, and threats to voting rights and access—how will you teach about current events, including the election? ACPS is offering three connected workshops, each facilitated by Facing History and Ourselves, that can be taken collectively or à la carte. Each opportunity will offer resources, support and strategies to teach in this environment.

The first workshop in the series is Election 2020: Teaching in Unpredictable Times. Register to participate in this on-demand webinar independently and then come together to debrief and discuss with your colleagues. Continue reading

Office of Community Engagement Releases More Fall 2020 PD Opportunities in Culturally Responsive Teaching

Culturally Responsive Teaching

From our foundational CRT module sessions to a division-wide virtual CRT & The Brain book study, start or continue your learning in Culturally Responsive Teaching this fall through the Office of Community Development’s CRT professional development series.

To find out more about and register for these and other PD offerings from the Office of Community Engagement, click on the “CRT 2020-2021 PD” featured link on the Professional Development web page, or visit the internal ACPS PD Offerings page. Please contact Leilani Keys, ACPS Equity Specialist, with questions.

Next Round of Division PLC Meetings: Oct. 16 or 23

PLC

The next round of Division PLC (DPLC) meetings is coming up on October 16 or 23, depending on your group. Please refer to the Division PLC 2020-21 document for key information about the purpose and structure of DPLCs as well as the meeting schedule and Zoom links.

Please email leadcoaches@k12albemarle.org with any questions.

Content Opportunities Course for K-5 Teachers: 2nd Meeting on Oct. 12

ACPS PD

Monday, October 12, 2020  | 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. | Registration

Attention all K-5 teachers: You’re invited to the second meeting of our Content Opportunities Course on October 12 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The course, which we will offer monthly, aims to support implementation of inquiry-based curricula in science and social studies as outlined in the pacing guide. A great group of teachers, coaches and LTIs are collaborating to support this work, and participants are eligible for recertification points. Continue reading

It’s Not Too Late to Participate in the First Round of CRT Module Training!

Culturally Responsive Teaching

Are you interested in starting your Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) journey, but you’re not ready to commit to a cohort? Or, do you know of someone in your building or department who might be interested? Module training is a great way to begin—it’s not just for CRT Certification or Micro-credential candidates, it’s for everyone!

CRT module training introduces participants to the ACPS CRT Framework. Continue reading

Division PLC Meeting Schedule & Zoom Links

PLC

The next round of Division PLC (DPLC) meetings is coming up on September 18 or 25, depending on your group. Please refer to the Division PLC 2020-21 document for key information about the purpose and structure of DPLCs as well as the meeting schedule and Zoom links.

Please email leadcoaches@k12albemarle.org with any questions.

Content Opportunities Course for K-5 Teachers Starts Sept. 14

ACPS PD

Monday, September 14, 2020 | 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. | Registration

Attention all K-5 teachers: You’re invited to the first meeting of our Content Opportunities Course on September 14 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The course, which we will offer monthly, aims to support implementation of inquiry-based curricula in science and social studies as outlined in the pacing guide. A great group of teachers, coaches and LTIs are collaborating to support his work, and participants are eligible for recertification points. Continue reading

Sept. 3 Division Level Meeting Schedule

September 3

Several groups will be meeting on Thursday, September 3, for the final half-day of division meetings during our pre-service days. Please review the Schedule of Meetings. If you are not part of any of the scheduled meetings on the morning of September 3, then the full day is yours to use as a teacher workday.

Questions? Please email any Lead Coach.

Content Opportunities Course for K-5 Educators Coming This Fall: Informational Meeting on Sept. 3

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Thursday, September 3, 2020 | 8 to 8:30 a.m. | Zoom Meeting Link

Attention all K-5 teachers: You’re invited to attend a brief informational meeting about a Content Opportunities Course we will be offering this fall. The course aims to support implementation of inquiry-based curricula in science and social studies. A strong group of teachers, coaches and LTIs will collaborate to support this work. Please join Lead Coaches John Hobson and Katina Dudley at 8 a.m. on Thursday, September 3, to learn how this course will help make your life easier and earn you recertification points. On September 3, click here to join the meeting.