Professional Learning Scholarship Open to Middle School Educators – Apply by June 1

Education FirstEF Educational Tours is offering a full scholarship to middle school educators from across the United States November 2-4, 2018. Winners will be selected on the basis of their interest in and commitment to global education initiatives within their state. All middle school educators (grades 6-8) from Virginia are eligible to apply by June 1. Continue reading

CoderDojo Fellowship Opportunity – Apply by May 20

CoderDojoAre you looking for a different type of professional learning experience that will actively support you in trying new instructional strategies in an exciting multi-age learning environment? Apply to be a Teaching Fellow! Join Learning Technology Integrators (LTIs) and other educators from our school division as we design and facilitate amazing, technology-supported student learning experiences this summer at CoderDojo. Interested teachers should complete the application form by May 20, 2018. Continue reading

World Peace Game Master Class: Limited Seats Available

World Peace Game FoundationOnly a few openings remain for Albemarle County teachers wishing to participate in a World Peace Game Master Class in Charlottesville from June 18-22. Using John Hunter’s World Peace Game as an inspiring and challenging analogy, master class participants observe Hunter facilitating the game live with students each morning. Afternoon sessions focus on introducing teachers to the guiding philosophy and pedagogical principles that underlie the game, essential attributes necessary to facilitate the game, and designing learning that is inspired by the principles and spirit of the game.

Interested applicants should contact John Hobson at jhobson@k12albemarle.org or Becky Ellis at bellis@k12albemarle.org as soon as possible.

Upcoming Learning Tech Opportunities – Enroll Now!

Upcoming Learning Tech OpportunitiesIn the spring semester, teachers will have the opportunity to partner with the Learning Technology Team in several ongoing learning experiences. These courses will increase instructional capacity in small learning cohorts and foster a sense of community throughout the district.

We can’t wait to learn alongside you in our upcoming MakerEd, Digital Media, Personalized Learning, and Google Educator Certification courses. Enrollment is now open through the Spring Opportunities site! Continue reading

Free World Peace Game Master Class With John Hunter – Informational Meeting on Feb. 8

World Peace Game FoundationAlbemarle County is sponsoring teachers to participate in a World Peace Game Master Class in Charlottesville from June 18-22. Using John Hunter’s World Peace Game as an inspiring and challenging analogy, master class participants observe Hunter facilitating the game live with students each morning. Afternoon sessions focus on introducing teachers to the guiding philosophy and pedagogical principles that underlie the game; essential attributes necessary to facilitate the game; and designing learning that is inspired by the principles and spirit of the game.

Interested participants are invited to an informational meeting on February 8 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the ARC at Murray High School. Please direct questions to John Hobson at jhobson@k12albemarle.org.

Culturally Responsive Teaching PD Sessions – Feb. 7 & 8: Please RSVP by Feb. 1

DiversityFebruary 7 & 8, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | DoubleTree Hotel

Attention Instructional Coaches, Diversity Resource Teachers, Equity Teams, Teachers, and Administrators: ACPS is pleased to announce two upcoming Culturally Responsive Teaching professional development sessions on February 7 for elementary educators, and February 8 for middle and high school educators. Please RSVP using the respective links by February 1. Continue reading