Lexia In-Person Training: March 7 & 29

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Elementary & Middle School Teachers: As we prepare to deploy Lexia in schools, the company is offering two in-person professional learning opportunities for ACPS educators. Lexia will offer in-person training this Thursday, March 7, and on Friday, March 29. The in-person training is not required, but it offers a chance to ask questions and receive Lexia’s traditional online training in a more personal way. Both trainings will take place at Center I, as follows: Continue reading

WeVideo: The Media Editor You’ve Always Wanted!

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The Department of Technology is excited to announce our new video, audio and screencast editing platform: WeVideo! Earlier this year, Microsoft discontinued the availability of the Video Editor on student and staff devices, requiring us to find an alternative. We’ve heard your feedback, and we’ve made WeVideo available to all instructional staff and students in grades 3-12. Continue reading

Spring Break Intersession: Interested in Tutoring?

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As we shared in a November Compass post, as part of our ALL In Virginia tutoring plan, we are preparing to run an intersession during Spring Break for interested students in grades 3-8. Tutoring sessions will be held Tuesday-Friday, April 2-5, from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in central locations. Class ratios will be kept at about 5:1. Pay will be $45/hour for teachers and $30/hour for non-licensed tutors. If you are interested in tutoring and can commit to all four days, please complete our interest form: Continue reading

DPLC & CRT Professional Development Schedule for March 5

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We are looking forward to our next Division Professional Learning Community (DPLC) and Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) Professional Development (PD) Day on Tuesday, March 5. Our schedule for March 5 differs from previous schedules, so please review the schedule carefully.

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Upcoming VaSCL Professional Development Workshops


Check out these upcoming professional development workshops offered by the Virginia School Consortium for Learning (VaSCL)! If you are interested in attending, you may apply for Professional Development Reimbursement Program (PDRP) funds to cover your cost. Learn more about our reimbursement program »

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Introducing Zearn

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We are excited to announce that ACPS is able to launch Zearn as part of ALL In tutoring and as a resource for our elementary and middle school teachers and students. The app is now available via ClassLink, and all math sections in grades K-8 have been rostered. If your school or grade level needs classes rostered in another way, please reach out to SIS Support. Rosters will update each night, so new students should have an account within 24 hours.

Any school that has been using the free version of Zearn can sync the data (so students can keep their historic progress). Continue reading

ACPS Technology Survey Now Open for Teachers: Please Participate by March 1

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The ACPS Technology Survey for teachers is open now through March 1! The purpose of the survey is to gather actionable information from our community in order to make more informed decisions about the use of technology in our schools. Our custom survey, now in its second year, allows us to gather data specific to ACPS priorities, as well as provide administrators with reports that can be cross referenced with academic and demographic data. Continue reading

Give Your Input to the Employee Voice and Action Committee!

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The Employee Voice and Action Committee (EVAAC) invites employees in all roles across the division to complete a brief survey to help identify issues on which the committee should focus for the remainder of the school year. Your feedback will help the committee prioritize topics to discuss, make recommendations, and work toward improving working conditions for all employees.

The survey will be open until 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 29. Continue reading