Tear Down the Walls to Create Anytime, Anywhere Learning – Free Webinar on Nov. 9

Future Ready SchoolsNovember 9, 2017 | 2 to 2:30 p.m. | YouTube Live

You’re invited to join Future Ready Schools® and the Alliance for Excellent Education for a webinar on personalized learning: Tear Down the Walls to Create Anytime, Anywhere Learning. Click the link for more info! Registration is required.

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Summer Spanish Immersion Trip to Central America – Info Sessions on Nov. 20 & 29

Guatemala TripInfo Sessions

Monday, November 20 | 3:30 to 5 p.m. (Stop by anytime!) | ESOL Office
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Wednesday, November 29 | 3:30 to 5 p.m. (Stop by anytime!) | COB 246

Are you interested in improving your Spanish-speaking skills? ACPS teachers and administrators are invited to partake in a 2-3 week authentic language and cultural experience, June 16-30 or June 17 – July 9, 2018. Continue reading

Making Connections 2017: Registration Now Open!

Making Connections 2017Registration for Making Connections 2017 now open! The Making Connections for Equity and Access professional development day will take place Monday, November 6, at multiple school sites throughout the division. Teachers should sign up for one morning session from 8:30 to 11:30 and one afternoon session from 12:30 to 3:30. Lunch will be provided and available for teachers at their morning session. View course selections and get registered »

Making Connections 2017: Registration Coming Soon!

Making Connections 2017Our annual ACPS Making Connections professional development day will be Monday, November 6. Like last year, we will have a variety of presenters in locations across the county. Teachers will sign up for one morning session from 8:30 to 11:30 and one afternoon session from 12:30 to 3:30. Lunch will be provided and available for teachers at their morning session. Sign up for these sessions will open on Friday, October 20!

Presenters and facilitators for Making Connections for Equity and Access currently include: Continue reading

Upcoming PD Opp: Getting to Know ArcGIS Online

ACPS PDGetting to Know ArcGIS Online | October 26 & November 2 | 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Are you interested in GIS and GPS applications in your classroom? If so, you are in luck! ACPS is offering a free Level I introductory workshop to occur over two evenings, facilitated by Chris Bunin, a leader in K-12 GIS integration. Teachers who complete this Level I training will be invited to stipend support Level II workshops that will provide opportunities to develop GIS lessons.

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Culturally Responsive Teaching PD Sessions – Oct. 16 & 26

DiversityAttention Instructional Coaches, Diversity Resource Teachers, Equity Teams, Teachers, and Administrators! ACPS is pleased to announce two upcoming Culturally Responsive Teaching professional development sessions on October 16 for elementary educators, and October 26 for middle and high school educators. Sessions are limited to the first 30 registrants, so don’t delay—RSVP today! Continue reading

Equity Institute – Nov. 9

Professional DevelopmentNovember 9, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. | JMU Festival Conference Center

Coming up on November 9: Institute on Best Teaching Practices for Equity, Poverty, and Diversity. Topics include promoting and honoring diversity; equity practices to promote high expectations for student learning; responding to students’ emotional and social needs; supporting economically disadvantaged students; effective instruction for English learners; learning from students; and more. Register by October 15 and receive a reduced rate! Open the event flyer »

This learning opportunity is sponsored by Harrisonburg City Public Schools, James Madison University’s College of Education, and a coalition of Virginia city school systems.