2019 Making Connections Program & Session Registration

Making Connections 2019

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

Kronos Is Coming in Phases: When & How to Get Ready

Kronos Time and Attendance

Kronos, our new time and attendance system, is coming! To help our school division employees, timekeepers and supervisors learn to use the system effectively, we will begin implementation using a three-phased approach:

Phase I – October 19: Implementation for Broadus Wood Elementary School, Building Services, Department of Technology, Fiscal Services, Superintendent’s Office and selected central office departments, and Sutherland Middle School Continue reading

Making Connections Will Be Held Nov. 1; Call for Proposals Open Until Oct. 11

Making Connections 2019

Making Connections: Building Relationships, Relevance & Rigor for ALL

Our annual Making Connections professional learning event will be held Friday, November 1. Given the wide range of innovative practices and effective strategies developed by educators here in Albemarle County, our programming this year will be a combination of workshops facilitated by visiting educators and by ACPS teachers and administrators. Continue reading

Reminder: JMU Master’s of Education in Literacy Education – Interest Meeting Tonight!

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Wednesday, 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 »

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JMU Master’s of Education in Literacy Education – Interest Meeting on Sept. 25

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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.

Intro to CRT Certification & Micro-Credentials – Sept. 4

Intro to CRT Micros & Certification

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.

Kronos Training Information

Kronos Time and Attendance

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.

Training Overview

Below is a summary of Kronos training by employee group, including the general topics that will be covered: Continue reading

All Secondary Teachers Should Enroll in a Schoology PD Session This Summer

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Dear Colleagues:

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