In 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
Spread the word! The 2018 I’m Determined Youth & Parent Summit is now accepting applications. If you know of youth, ages 13-21, who would benefit from a fun-filled, youth-led summer summit focusing on self-determination skills, please share this announcement with them. Recommendations from educators and parents help give some youth the confidence they need to apply. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on March 9, 2018. Continue reading
Albemarle 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Southwest Dairy Museum, Inc., through Southland Dairy Farmers, a local promotional and educational organization funded entirely by local dairy farmer producers in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Virginia through the national Dairy Checkoff Program, is proud to sponsor the Mobile Dairy Classroom. The Mobile Dairy Classroom is a part of a dynamic agricultural and nutritional education program. The 32-foot traveling classroom features a fully operational milking parlor and carries a live milk cow to schools throughout the state of Virginia. The Mobile Dairy Classroom is enjoyed by all ages, but targeted toward students in grades 2-12. Learn more »
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The Spring 2018 Learning Catalog is now available online! Check out this spring’s schedule of classes, including topics like assertive communication, compassion fatigue, empowering others, personal finance, and so much more! Classes fill up quickly, so don’t delay—register today! Continue reading
Tuesday, March 6 | 9:05 to 10:25 a.m. | Monticello High School
Secondary Teachers: On Tuesday, March 6, National Geographic photographer, William Albert Allard, will speak at Monticello High School from 9:05 to 10:25 a.m. (1st block) about photography and his 50-year body of work at National Geographic. If you are interested in attending this free event, please RSVP to Rob Garland (email@example.com) by February 15 and include the approximate number of students you plan to bring with you. Continue reading
Teacher Transfer Requests are now open to all tenured teachers desiring consideration for new assignments for the 2018-2019 school year. Teachers who are on a Performance Improvement Plan or who will be on an active improvement plan for the upcoming school year are not eligible to apply for a transfer. All other teachers are welcome to apply for jobs online as vacancies become available.
The deadline to submit the Transfer Request Form is February 28, 2018; however, a tenured teacher may apply for a transfer through June 15, 2018. Continue reading