2020 ACPS Equity Conference Will Be Held Virtually on August 28

2020 ACPS Equity Conference

Friday, August 28, 2020 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Registration

The ACPS 2020 Virtual Equity Conference, previously scheduled for August 7, will now take place on Friday, August 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The ACPS Equity Specialists and Conference Committee are pleased to offer this exciting virtual learning opportunity. Join us as we hear from educators who are engaged in our collective work to eliminate practices that produce inequitable outcomes for students, and discover what it means to be an ACPS Culturally Responsive Educator. Continue reading

Summer Professional Development Sessions Are Ready!


This summer, our required professional development (PD) sessions are asynchronous and online. Sessions are housed in Schoology and can be accessed starting Wednesday, July 15. You can click here to sign in to Schoology or click on the Schoology icon on the ACPS Info for Staff page. You will use your ACPS username and password to sign in. (Note: If you have trouble accessing an item in Schoology, consider trying a different browser.)

You will receive 6 recertification points for completing the modules. Documentation of your participation will be done through Schoology and the completion of exit tickets within the sessions. Modules are open for completion from July 15 to August 31. Continue reading

Summer Professional Development to Support Healthy Instruction in Any Setting


As we wrap up our work with students this spring, we are all turning our attention to preparing for working with students in August. Given that so much in our community remains unsure, our focus for summer professional development (PD) has shifted to provide timely support to help teachers prepare for and meet the challenges that lie ahead. Continue reading

Registration Open for Responsive Classroom & Developmental Design Summer Institutes


Interested in building a supportive and productive classroom community? Want to learn how social and emotional learning support student engagement and academic achievement?

Responsive Classroom and Developmental Designs are two pillars of our commitment to meeting the social-emotional learning needs of our students. We are excited that both of these summer professional learning opportunities will move forward despite the uncertainty brought on by Covid-19. Continue reading

Online Professional Learning Opportunities

COVID-19 PD At-Home Support

During this period of school closures and social distancing, many educational associations and organizations have made their spring and summer offerings virtual. We have highlighted upcoming opportunities such as conferences, webinars and courses in our COVID-19 PD At-Home Support brochure, and we will update opportunities on the Online PD page of the ACPS Professional Development website.

Reminder: Any event or combination of related events over five hours can be submitted for recertification points. Continue reading

Transitioning to Online Learning: Resources for Teachers

Online Learning

To support the transition to online learning after spring break, our Student Learning and Technology departments have partnered to curate resources such as planning templates and easy-to-use technology how-to guides. We will continue to add resources and tools to the following sites over the course of the next few weeks: Continue reading

Interpreter Training for Bilingual School Staff – April 2

People Speaking Different Languages

Thursday, April 2 | 8 to 10 a.m. or 4 to 6 p.m. | Northside Library

Are you a bilingual ACPS employee? Have you been trained as an interpreter? Would you benefit from a refresher?

The ESOL Office will offer an Interpreter Training for Bilingual School Staff on Thursday, April 2. Sessions will be offered from 8 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. in the PD Room on the 3rd Floor of the Northside Library. Please contact Linette Hillman to RSVP or ask questions: 434-296-6517, ext. 50560. Continue reading

Albemarle County Writing Collaborative: Now Accepting Applications for Cohort #3

Albemarle County Writing Collaborative

Calling all teachers in grades 4-12: The 3rd cohort of the Albemarle County Writing Collaborative (ACWC) is now accepting applications! This is a professional learning experience where we pay YOU ($500 stipend) AND you earn 40 recertification points! Apply to Cohort #3 »

The Writing Collaborative seeks to build a community of teacher leaders who value writing as a practice, but also as a method for students to connect and learn. The ACWC is not just for English/language arts teachers! Continue reading

JMU Master’s of Education in Literacy Education – Interest Meeting on March 4

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Baker-Butler Elementary School Library

ACPS is excited to announce the creation of a cohort program through James Madison University (JMU) for teachers interested in pursuing a Master’s of Education in Literacy Education. To learn more about the program, please join us for the second interest meeting on March 4 in the library at Baker-Butler Elementary School. The Q&A session with JMU faculty will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Continue reading

Summer PD Opportunities for Social Studies Teachers

C3 Teachers Collaboration

Attention 3rd Grade and Virginia Studies Teachers: Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fairfax, and Virginia Beach have partnered to provide two exciting professional development opportunities this summer.

Both workshops present the chance to learn how to design and implement the Inquiry Design Model; to access the wealth of historical resources that our state has to offer; and to be compensated for doing curriculum work in the summer. Continue reading