Communicating with Multilingual Families: A Guide for Teachers & Staff

Hello in different languages

Did you know that Albemarle County Public Schools has processes for interpreting and translating that can help staff bridge the gap with parents whose primary language is not English? Check out our Communicating with Multilingual Families: A Guide for Teachers & Staff (ACPS login required) to access helpful online resources, learn how to get started with (and pay for) interpretation and translation services, and get the help you need. Continue reading

Election 2020: Teaching in Unpredictable Times – Workshop on Nov. 19

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Wednesday, November 19, 2020 | 4:30 to 6 p.m. | Register

ACPS will offer its November session of Teaching in Unpredictable Times this Wednesday, November 19, at 4:30 p.m. Please register to receive a Zoom link to join the session.

In this workshop facilitated by Jeremy Nesoff of Facing History and Ourselves, participants will explore approaches to teaching the election that focus on the history of voting, the health of democracy, factors that shape our civic decision-making, and the power of youth agency and voice. Continue reading

Virtual Learning Contingency Planning Guide

Now What

Teachers: When technology tools you rely on for virtual learning don’t work, learning can continue if you are prepared with a contingency plan. To assist you, the Department of Technology has created a Virtual Learning Contingency Planning Guide with suggestions to help you develop alternate plans for when our major virtual learning tools experience technical issues. If you have questions or need support with planning, please reach out to your school’s assigned Learning Technology Integrator.

Safe Ways to Share & Embed YouTube Video Content

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In today’s classroom, it is more important than ever to share video content from YouTube safely. Though YouTube is a resource filled with credible and engaging content, like many other online tools, it should be used carefully and thoughtfully with students. Seesaw and Schoology provide teachers with a safe environment in which to share video content from YouTube. ACPS teachers should embed videos directly into Schoology or post videos in Seesaw via Google Slides. Not only do these strategies legally strip videos of distracting advertisements and thumbnails, they also leverage tools supported and managed directly by the Department of Technology. Continue reading

Celebrating Digital Citizenship Week

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In honor of Digital Citizenship Week, the Department of Technology’s Learning Technology team has launched a Digital Citizenship Week website featuring resources to support our educators with covering digital citizenship topics with students.

Also, ACPS will also be hosting two family Digital Citizenship webinar events this November, and you’re invited! Mark your calendar: Continue reading