Announcing “Reframing the Narrative” Cohorts for Elementary Teachers

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We are pleased to announce that we are forming cohorts for Reframing the Narrative for elementary educators. Over the last two years, secondary teachers have been participating in this project with the purpose of co-constructing anti-racist and culturally responsive social studies curricula. This year, we are inviting all K-5 educators to apply to be a part of this exciting project, which will include a pathway toward a micro-credential or certification in Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT). Continue reading

Science Safety Training for K-8 Teachers

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August 4, 6, 24 & September 1 | 9 a.m. | Virtual Training | Registration Form

Attention K-8 Teachers: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is offering Science Safety Training on August 4, August 6, August 24, and September 1. This virtual training addresses general science safety for K-8 teachers and lasts for one hour, including 50 minutes for content and 10 minutes for Q&A. Each session begins at 9 a.m. Annually, elementary teachers and science teachers are expected to participate in safety training. Continue reading

UVA Administration and Supervision Program – Info Sessions on June 9 & 24

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021 | 5 to 5:30 p.m. | Webinar Registration
Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 4:30 to 5 p.m. | Webinar Registration

The Administration and Supervision program at the University of Virginia’s School of Education and Human Development will start a new cohort this fall. The application deadline is July 5. This master’s degree program is a 33-credit program with classes that are mostly online and synchronous, with some face-to-face experiences. View the program brochure »

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Next Grading Cohort Launches June 28 – Informational Meeting on June 16

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Secondary Teachers: In September 2020, ACPS adopted a grading policy that articulates our shared philosophy about the role and purpose of grades. To facilitate learning and implementation of current research-based practices on grading, all secondary teachers will be asked to complete the asynchronous Grading Module 1 prior to fall of 2022. Secondary teachers will have the opportunity to join cohorts this summer, throughout the 2021-22 school year, and during the summer of 2022.

The next cohort launches June 28! Continue reading

Responsive Classroom & Developmental Designs Summer Institutes: There’s Still Time to Register!

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Attention Teachers: It’s not too late to register for Responsive Classroom and Developmental Designs Summer Institutes! Join colleagues in these 4-day virtual workshops and be ready to support the social and emotional learning needs of your students. Participants will receive a $300 stipend and recertification points for attending. New this year, we are adding a Developmental Designs section in July specifically designed for high school teachers!

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AVID Strategies: Summer Professional Learning Opportunity for Teachers, Grades 6-12

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Secondary Teachers: We are excited to offer AVID strategies for your 6-12 classroom this summer! AVID Professional Learning is designed to prepare teachers with the knowledge and skills to implement and execute effective AVID instructional strategies.

Summer 2021 will provide two opportunities for teachers to participate:

  • Monday-Tuesday, June 28-29: Two full days from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; OR
  • Monday-Thursday, July 12-15: Four half-days from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Continue reading

Responsive Classroom & Developmental Designs Summer Institutes: Dates & Registration

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Important note: As we move into the 2021-22 school year, please know that there will not be a requirement for teachers to complete 6 hours of professional learning during the summer. However, we will be offering an array of optional learning opportunities that we will share through the Compass and our ACPS Professional Development web page.

We are excited to announce the summer dates for Responsive Classroom (RC) and Developmental Designs (DD) Summer Institutes! Both of these institutes support teachers in better understanding the social and emotional learning needs of their students and giving them the tools and understanding they need to create supportive learning environments for all students. Continue reading

JMU Educational Leadership Program – Info Session on April 29

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Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 4:30 p.m. | Zoom

James Madison University (JMU) will host an informational meeting for its Educational Leadership programs, including its master’s and certificate options, this Thursday, April 29, at 4:30 p.m. via Zoom. JMU is planning to start a new cohort program this fall or winter. View the program brochure »

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Attention All Employees: Please Register for Our March 26 Staff Gathering by This Wednesday

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On March 19, all employees should have received an invitation from Superintendent Haas to participate in a division-wide professional development session with Glenn Singleton, author of Courageous Conversations About Race, this Friday, March 26, at 1:15 p.m. via Zoom. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for us to gather together and hear a common message that will help us advance our equity mission. Continue reading

Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts: Classroom Residency Opportunity

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Attention pre-K through first-grade teachers: Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts is offering you an opportunity to participate in a virtual 5-session classroom residency. Wolf Trap classroom residencies are creative partnerships between “Teaching Artists” (musicians, dancers, actors and puppeteers) and early childhood educators as they collaborate in using the performing arts to engage children, enrich their learning, and reinforce curriculum. Continue reading