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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
January 29, 2020 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Center I | Sign Up
Come learn how to effectively and efficiently use our new DBQ Online resource, which ACPS purchased for grades 6-12. This introductory workshop is designed to excite teachers new to the DBQ pedagogy and reinvigorate teachers who are already steeped in the DBQ experience. Join us on January 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Center I! Continue reading
Our annual Making Connections professional learning event is coming up soon on Friday, November 1. The Making Connections 2019 Program is now available! Registration for sessions will open this Thursday, October 24, at 4 p.m. You also can access Making Connections 2019 Enrollment in the left-navigation of the Professional Development web page under the Staff tab on the ACPS website. Continue reading