The Counseling Alliance of Virginia (CAVA), in partnership with the Office of Community Engagement, Families Helping Families, and ACPS Family Council, invites participation in a series of unique and powerful conversations to inspire positive changes for racial awareness, sensitivity and responsibility in our region. We are looking for a representative from each school in our division to engage in these honest and disruptive conversations, not only for personal development, but also to share insights and initiatives with their school community and parent-teacher organization (PTO).
The series, Race Matters in School Communities, includes eight monthly discussions facilitated by CAVA. The group will meet locally on the second Tuesday of the month, October through May, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dates are as follows: October 10, November 14, December 12, January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9, and May 14. Dinner will be provided, and child care will be offered.
Registration is still open, but spaces are limited! Continue reading
You’re invited to join the Albemarle County Concert Band! The band is open to employees of all ability levels and performance experiences who are interested in playing in a concert band and making music together. If you played in band during middle school, high school, or college, please consider joining us. If you need an instrument to use, let us know and we’ll try to help you locate one. If you’ve never played an instrument before, but always wanted to learn, let us know and we’ll do our best to point you in the right direction.
We rehearse on Tuesday evenings during the school year from 6:30 to 8 at Burley Middle School, located at 901 Rose Hill Drive in Charlottesville. If you are interested in joining or would like more information, please contact Jean Flaherty at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Interested in learning another language to better communicate with our students and families or to further your own personal growth? The winter semester of Rosetta Stone is now open for enrollment for any interested ACPS staff! Click here to register through the Professional Learning Management System (PLMS). Continue reading
Are you interested in learning more about culturally responsive teaching (CRT) or our anti-racism policy, or would you like friends or family to know more about our collective efforts to end the predictive value of race on student success? This October and November, Community Engagement’s team of equity specialists is offering FREE 90-minute virtual courses through Open Doors to educate the community on CRT and the division’s anti-racism work. Upcoming course offerings include:
To register, visit opendoors.digitalsignup.com or call 434-975-9450.
Community Education is proud to offer FREE classes in partnership with our ACPS Equity Specialists to inform parents and the community about culturally responsive teaching and anti-racism. Please feel free to share this information with your families and school communities!
The Fall 2019 Learning Catalog is now available online! Check out this fall’s schedule of classes, including topics like listening skills, job shadowing, time management, decision-making, retirement, and much more! Classes fill up quickly, so don’t delay—register today! Continue reading
Are you interested in being immersed in a different culture for two weeks? Are you interested in improving your Spanish-speaking skills? Would you like to have a deeper empathy for what our English Learners experience on a daily basis? Then this trip is for you!
ACPS teachers and administrators with ANY level of Spanish proficiency are invited to partake in a two-week authentic language and cultural experience with Centro Panamericano de Idiomas (CPI), June 16-29, 2019, in Costa Rica. View a detailed itinerary »
Learn more by attending an informational session on Tuesday, October 2, at 4:30 p.m. We’ll meet in the ESOL Office located on the 3rd floor of the Northside Library at 705 Rio Road West. Continue reading
The Fall 2018 Learning Catalog is now available online! Check out this fall’s schedule of classes, including topics like team management, process mapping, conflict resolution, mindfulness, purchasing, and so much more! Classes fill up quickly, so don’t delay—register today! Continue reading
Virginia Tech will hold their fourth annual GenCyber Beginner Camp for Secondary School Teachers on June 17-21, 2018. GenCyber camp will train secondary school teachers in the principles of good cybersecurity practices and the science behind those practices so that they may both teach their students effective practices as well as motivate these students to study more cybersecurity in more detail as they move into their chosen disciplines in colleges and universities. The camp application will close on April 25, 2018. Continue reading
The Spring 2018 Learning Catalog is now available online! Check out this spring’s schedule of classes, including topics like assertive communication, compassion fatigue, empowering others, personal finance, and so much more! Classes fill up quickly, so don’t delay—register today! Continue reading