Are 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? Join Learning Technology Integrators (LTIs), Instructional Coaches, and other educators from our school division as we design and facilitate technology-supported student learning experiences this summer at CoderDojo. Interested teachers should complete the CoderDojo 2019 Fellowship Application by May 31, 2019. Continue reading
We have a range of professional development (PD) offerings and opportunities this summer. Similar to previous years, all teachers and administrators will participate in at least 6 hours of professional development over the course of the summer.
Summer PD sessions will run from July 8-18 at Jouett Middle School. Teachers who are unable to attend a session during the July days will attend sessions on August 16 at Henley Middle School. Teachers who have completed the PD requirement in July will not have to report to work on August 16. Continue reading
Thank you, everyone, for your participation in this year’s SpeakUp survey. With your support, we collected nearly 9,000 responses, giving us rich data to help guide our strategic decisions about ACPS technology. With 8,114 student responses, we are in a position to make informed decisions about how technology is used in the classroom. Continue reading
You may have noticed a new wireless name available at your school. The technology department has created a new SSID (Service Set Identifier) named ACPS-AGED-DEVICES. This temporary solution will enable legacy MAC hardware to connect more reliably to our ACPS network. These older devices lack the capability to maintain a consistent connection to the new and improved ACPS wireless network. Continue reading
Rivanna Solid Waste Authority will host its Spring 2019 Bulky Waste Amnesty Days on the first three Saturdays in May. This biannual service is free and open to all residents of Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, and the Town of Scottsville. Special collections will be held at the Ivy Material Utilization Center on the following Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Continue reading
At the end of the 2017-18 school year, LEAD made a decision to issue similar computers to teachers and students. This decision was made so teachers could better anticipate the experiences their students would have when working on similar computers. A combination of factors, including rising costs, hardware changes, and teacher feedback prompted LEAD to review the technology provided to teachers and students as a part of the ACPS Digital Learning Initiative. Continue reading
May 15, 2019 | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Stone-Robinson Elementary School
James Madison University (JMU) will host an interest meeting for its Educational Leadership programs, including its M.Ed. and certificate options, on Wednesday, May 15, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Stone-Robinson Elementary School library. JMU is hoping to start a new cohort program in late August (or possibly January) in the Charlottesville area. View the program brochure »
The Community Attention Youth Internship Program (CAYIP) is seeking applications from local youth ages 14-21 to participate in a paid internship experience for six weeks this summer. Participants learn practical workplace readiness skills through hands-on learning in a variety of career paths, including government services, culinary arts, child care, elderly care, landscaping, cosmetology, and customer service. They also identify their strengths and connect to other positive adult mentors in the community. Youth are expected to work 20 hours per week for the six-week program.
Applications for Summer Session 2019 are due by 5 p.m. on April 30, 2019. Learn more »
Attention Teachers, TAs, OAs, and Athletic Coaches: Would you like to help our student athletes while earning extra income? Transportation Services is in need of Substitute School Bus Drivers for athletic trips during the week and weekends. We also have driving work available over the summer. Apply now »
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Last year, a small team of passionate educators got together to talk about writing, writing development, and writing professional learning in ACPS, and after months of conversations, the Albemarle County Writing Collaborative (ACWC) was born! We had a successful first year. Members of the Cohort #1 community are now planning the Year 2 experience for you!
Cohort #2 will be made up of 15 educators teaching in middle and high school classrooms across our division. The design team is encouraging both English and content area teachers to apply by Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Open the 2019-2020 application »