Working With English Learners: Upcoming PD Opportunities

Teachers: Interested in learning more about working with English Learners? Check out these opportunities: Teaching English Learners and Students with Learning Difficulties in the Inclusive Classroom, Sep. 26-27; Introduction to Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Learners, Aug. 29 – Dec. 12; and Differentiated Instruction for English Language Across the Curriculum, Sep. 5 – Dec. 11. Continue reading

Like Peanut Butter and Jelly: Uniting the 5Cs and the SOL

VASCDStudents need to build skills in the 5Cs* in order to succeed in the world outside of school. But how can teachers focus on these skills and still meet the demands of the Standards of Learning? The Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD) invites you to attend Like Peanut Butter and Jelly: Uniting the 5Cs and the SOL to learn an intentional planning process that will help your students develop the 5Cs and master SOL content at the same time. Choose from one of three sessions:

September 28 in Roanoke | October 19 in Winchester | November 2 in Richmond

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2nd Annual Culturally Responsive Teaching Conference – Register by May 31

ACPS LogoSaturday, June 3, 2017 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Monticello High School

The Office of Community Engagement and its Diversity Resource Teachers are excited to announce the 2nd annual Culturally Responsive Teaching Conference on June 3. We are reshaping our attack on the Achievement Gap with our homegrown Culturally Responsive Teaching Certification Model. Register for this free event by May 31 »

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Summer 2017 PD Catalog Now Available – Register by June 8

PD Course Catalog 2017-18The PD Team is excited to offer ALL ACPS educators another amazing summer of learning! All licensed instructional staff will participate in at least two 3-hour sessions that support our Digital Learning Initiative (DLI) from the Summer 2017 PD Course Catalog, including sessions offered July 10-13, July 17-20, and August 18. Continue reading

Win a Free Professional Learning Trip to Milan

Education FirstProfessional Learning. In Italy. With Anthony Bourdain. For Free. Education First, in conjunction with The Virginia School-University Partnership (VSUP), is offering you and a colleague a chance to attend their Global Leadership Summit in Milan this July, with keynote speaker Anthony Bourdain—for free. This trip includes a four-night stay, airfare, and a two-day leadership conference on The Future of Food. Enter now for your chance to win »

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Free Two-Day Computer Science Academy, July 27-28

L2L IV CS InstituteJoin St. Anne’s-Belfield School July 27-28 for a FREE, immersive workshop aiming to prepare educators to teach tech.

The Learn to Learn IV: CS Institute will provide participants with an opportunity to learn and get hands on with new computer science skills and tools. After completing the free two-day workshop, you will come away with a lesson plan infused with computer science to try out in your classroom as well as a community of educators who can provide support and guidance for your journey into computer science integration. Space is limited—register today!

Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities Spring Symposium – April 1

VCLDSaturday, April 1, 2017 | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | James Madison University

The Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities (VCLD) is still accepting registrations for their 2017 Spring Symposium, “Dynamic Learning Strategies: Getting Everyone Engaged!” Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m. Symposium events are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Festival Conference and Student Center at James Madison University in Harrisonburg. More details »

ODU Educational Leadership Conference for Aspiring & New School Leaders – June 22

Old Dominion UniversityThe Educational Leadership Program at Old Dominion University announces its 4th Annual Working Conference for aspiring and current school leaders on June 22, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year, the focus of this FREE conference is on providing support and development opportunities for new leaders and those who aspire to transition into leadership positions. Open the conference flyer »

Call for Proposals: You are invited to submit a conference proposal that will provide valuable professional learning for aspiring and new administrators. Proposals may be submitted to present in a round table format (25 minutes) or in a breakout session (75 minutes). The deadline for proposal submission is April 1. Learn more »

Google for Education @ the Virginia Summit, Mar. 11-12

GoogleGoogle for Education will be featured at the Virginia Summit at Charlottesville High School on March 11-12, 2017. has secured 20 registration spots and will add more as needed in conjunction with principals. If you are interested, please complete a row in this Google form NO LATER THAN March 3, 2017. Someone from the Professional Development Team will follow up with you by March 9 to confirm your status.