Mary Baldwin University Informational Meeting – April 30

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Are you interested in earning a teaching license or an additional endorsement, such as Reading Education, Gifted Education, or Authentic Learning and Leading, or maybe a Special Education add-on? If so, Mary Baldwin University invites you to participate in an informational session on Tuesday, April 30, to hear about their Teacher Education programs. This virtual meeting will take place at 4 p.m. via Zoom. Continue reading

Summer 2024 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! Offerings include required professional development as well as choice-based professional learning opportunities. Course details are now available through our Professional Development: Summer 2024 Opportunities Courses web page! Please visit the page often, as we will continue adding new opportunities and updating course details as they are finalized. Continue reading

Homebound Instructors Needed Immediately

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The homebound program is once again in need of teachers. Specifically, we are looking for teachers who are interested in supporting high school students. Albemarle High School is in immediate need, but Western Albemarle and Monticello high schools will have increased need in the coming weeks. You must have a current teaching license to be eligible. If you are interested, please contact Ashby Kindler at akindler@k12albemarle.org or 434-249-6491.

DPLC & CRT Professional Development Schedule for April 29

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We are looking forward to our next and final 2023-24 Division Professional Learning Community (DPLC) and Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) Professional Development (PD) Day on Monday, April 29. Our schedule for April 29 is the same as last month’s DPLC schedule; please review the schedule carefully and regularly, as we are still in the process of ensuring that there are no space conflicts.

Questions? Please reach out to Megan Wood.

Welcome Lexia

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We have begun rostering students in Lexia. This tool will be available to us through ALL In Virginia for the rest of this school year and next. It is an exciting tool aligned with the work we have been doing around literacy and the science of reading.

As part of this implementation, we are excited to announce that ACPS is able to launch the myLexia app for teachers and students with Lexia accounts. The app is now available via ClassLink if your school has been rostered in PowerSchool. Continue reading

Interested in Joining an Educational Leadership Program?

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James Madison University (JMU) is offering four virtual information sessions to help you learn more about their educational leadership program on April 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 5 p.m. Please see the flyer below for more information about the program. If you are interested, use the Zoom links below to join the info session that works best for your schedule: Continue reading

Spring VKRP Assessment Info for Pre-K & Kindergarten Teachers

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Attention Pre-K & Kindergarten Teachers: The Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP) spring testing window is April 15 – May 10. We know you will have Virginia Language & Literacy Screener (VALLS) testing in April as well. We are providing the following information for your planning purposes.

All preschool and kindergarten teachers are required to administer the following assessments and enter the data prior to May 10, 2024: Continue reading

Submit Your Shannon Grant Application by April 17

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ACPS Educators: Less than four weeks remain to submit your application for a 2024-25 Shannon Grant! Last year, the Shannon Foundation awarded over $24,000 to fund 16 projects created by Albemarle County and Charlottesville City educators. You can revisit our summer news release to read about the innovative project work your ACPS colleagues are doing this school year with Shannon Grant funding. Continue reading