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

Fostering Engagement & Growth in the De-Leveled Middle School ELA Classroom, June 27-29


The Office of Professional Development is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a three-day summer workshop on supporting student engagement and growth in the de-leveled middle school classroom.

Purpose: The purpose of this workshop is to work directly with middle school English/language arts teachers to support differentiated instruction in the de-leveled classroom. Continue reading

Professional Learning Opportunity: Making the Most of CMP3 – June 1


Attention Math Teachers, Grades 6-8: Are you interested in learning more about Connected Mathematics Projects 3 (CMP3)? Join us on Thursday, June 1, from 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom, for Making the Most of CMP3. This course, led by Max Rzodkiewicz, a math teacher at Journey Middle School, is designed to help you make CMP3 an effective tool for all students in all math classes. Participants will: 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

Personal Leave: Feedback Requested by May 15

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Throughout the spring semester, the Employee Voice and Action Committee (EVAAC) has been evaluating several issues related to working conditions for ACPS employees. At this point, we would like to share an update on our work pertaining to personal leave, which is earned by 10- and 11-month employees. (This should not be confused with annual leave, which is earned by 12-month employees.) In addition to sharing this update, we are asking 10- and 11-month employees for input to guide our next steps. Continue reading