Introduction to ClassLink

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The Department of Technology has partnered with the Department of Instruction to acquire a single sign-on (SSO) system called ClassLink. This system will allow teachers and students to use their ACPS username and password to log in to ClassLink LaunchPad, where they will be able to access all approved teaching and learning tools. Stay tuned for more information about ClassLink in the coming weeks! Continue reading

Save the Date: Paramount Teacher Reception – Aug. 17

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Save the date! The Paramount Theater will host their annual Teacher Reception on Thursday, August 17, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This special event will provide an opportunity to meet and greet fellow educators, preview the 2023-24 arts education season, and learn about using The Paramount Theater as a classroom resource. All ACPS employees will be welcome! Stay tuned: Invitation to follow in early August! Continue reading

Summer 2023 Professional Development Opportunities

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The Office of Professional Development is excited to announce a variety of professional learning opportunities for staff this June, July and August! Course offerings include required professional development as well as choice-based professional learning opportunities. Course details are now available through our Professional Development: Summer 2023 Opportunities Courses web page! Please visit the page often, as we will continue adding new courses and updating course details as they are finalized. Continue reading

New Contract Process for 2023-24; Signed Contracts Due June 9

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Teachers and other licensed positions who were reappointed by the school board on May 25 will receive their contracts in ADP by end-of-day on Thursday, June 1. This year, we will send all licensed contracts through ADP on a rolling basis between May 26 and June 1. These contracts are due to be electronically signed by Friday, June 9. Human Resources (HR) recommends checking your ADP account at the end of each day until your contract hits your account.

To access and sign your contract, please follow these steps: Continue reading

Learn More About JMU’s Ed Leadership Program on May 24

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023 | 5 p.m. | Zoom

Is school leadership in your future? James Madison University (JMU) is pleased to host an informational meeting for its Educational Leadership programs, including master’s and certificate options, on Wednesday, May 24, at 5 p.m. via Zoom. JMU is planning to start a new cohort in August 2023 for Albemarle County Public Schools and surrounding school divisions. Classes will be held locally, one night per week. Continue reading

Product Team Interest Form: Respond by May 31

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ACPS Educators: The Department of Instruction and Content Advisory Teams have identified projects that the division will develop in order to advance our curriculum, assessment and instruction in alignment with the Strategic Plan. The range of projects is diverse, from drafting curriculum frameworks to developing assessments to vetting potential curricular resources.

We are now looking for teachers across every discipline to work with a product team to develop these projects. Interested? Please review project information, descriptions, and compensation and complete the CAT Product Team Interest Form by Wednesday, May 31, if you are interested in participating in any of the projects. Continue reading

VCU Reading Specialist Cohort: Application Night on May 18

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Thursday, May 18, 2023 | 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Albemarle High School | Registration

If you are a VCU Reading Specialist Cohort candidate who would like assistance with the application process, please join us this Thursday evening, May 18, for an open work session with Dr. Jenna Lenhardt from the VCU School of Education. We will meet in the library at Albemarle High School from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and participants should bring their laptop. To help with our planning efforts, please complete our registration form if you plan to attend.

Questions? Please contact Megan Wood.

A Message from the Albemarle Foundation for Education During Teacher Appreciation Week

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The Albemarle Foundation for Education (AFE) wants to take a moment during Teacher Appreciation Week to share our gratitude with you. We can all identify a teacher who had a profound and lasting impact on our life trajectory. It is with these memories and stories of impact that AFE serves as a connector of resources to the important work you do for your students and the broader community. Our mission is to generate a community commitment to helping each student in Albemarle County Public Schools thrive. Our work is not possible without you.

We hope that you will consider applying for an Innovations in Education Grants award. Continue reading