Elementary Teachers: Please see the following important end-of-year information regarding Seesaw from the Department of Technology:
- All Seesaw classes will archive automatically on June 30. Teachers do not need to take any action to archive their classes. Continue reading
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!
Please use the links below to register and email Lauren Price with any questions: Continue reading
Elementary Teachers: We want to remind you that our ACPS Elementary Seesaw & Weekly Specials Resources will remain open and available through the end of the school year. Our most recent and up-to-date activities that align with your pacing guides for the week of May 31 through June 4 are now available. Continue reading
Teachers: We invite you to participate in the Teacher Summer Reading Project! Our mission is to seek diverse books for the ACPS Approved Book List, so that current students see themselves reflected in the literature that we read and so that students continue to be exposed to multiple perspectives. This is in alignment with the ACPS Anti-Racism policy and the division’s focus on Culturally Responsive Teaching. This summer, the project will focus on titles at the middle school level and high school 10th and 12th grades. Continue reading
It may be time to refresh your computer so that it will be reliable, safe, and up-to-date with our most current software that supports teaching and learning!
Teachers: You can work with your school’s assigned TSS staff member to schedule a time to have your computer reimaged. During the reimaging process, everything is deleted from your computer, including all of your documents, pictures, videos, bookmarks, etc. In order to retain all of your files, you will need to back up your computer before it is reimaged. Continue reading
ACPS Educators: You’re invited to apply for the Virginia Department of Education’s 2022 Teacher of the Year! As part of this process, ACPS will also select and formally recognize an Albemarle County Teacher of the Year.
Interested in applying? Please complete our 2022 Teacher of the Year Interest Form by this Friday, May 7. Continue reading
The CoderDojo Teacher Interest Form for Summer 2021 is now open! Interested teachers should complete this brief form by May 21. Participating teachers will receive $350 and 20 recertification points per week.
CoderDojo is a summer coding camp that provides ACPS elementary students with opportunities for creativity, innovation and fun. As a part of our Summer Recovery program, CoderDojo will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each week in July at various locations throughout the county. Teachers may sign up for individual weeks or the entire month. Continue reading
ACPS Educators: As we recently shared, Albemarle County Public Schools will offer a Virtual School for the 2021-22 school year. The purpose of our virtual campus is to provide a full-day alternative learning environment for our families who have students who do not wish to return to face-to face learning due to concerns related to the pandemic. The virtual campus will serve students enrolled in Albemarle County elementary, middle and high schools.
If you are interested in teaching next year at the Virtual School, please visit Albemarle County’s Job Listings page to apply. Continue reading
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
Each year, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) selects one teacher as its teacher of the year for the Commonwealth. The award is named for Mary V. Bicouvaris, who began her 26-year teaching career in Hampton and, in 1989, was named the National Teacher of the Year.
Based on the incredible work of our teachers every year and most especially this year, the Teacher of the Year Program is an excellent opportunity to recognize the impact our teachers are making in the lives of our students, families and colleagues. All teachers are invited to apply to represent our school division in this statewide program. Any teacher can self-nominate or nominate a colleague for consideration as Teacher of the Year.
We want to begin the process locally by asking interested teachers to complete our 2022 Teacher of the Year Interest Form by Friday, May 7. Continue reading