Upcoming Opportunities to Learn More About CRT & the Division’s Anti-Racism Work

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:

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What Is Culturally Responsive Teaching?
Thursday, October 20, 2022
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Virtual Class (Zoom)

ACPS Anti-Racism Policy Orientation

Anti-Racism Orientation: Unpacking What it Means to be Anti-Racist
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Virtual Class (Zoom)

ACPS Anti-Racism Policy Orientation

Taking a Look in the Mirror: Examining Your Racial Identity
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Virtual Class (Zoom)

To register, visit opendoors.digitalsignup.com or call 434-975-9450.

Free Virtual CRT & Anti-Racism Classes

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!

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Summer 2019 Spanish Immersion Trip to Costa Rica; Info Session on Oct. 2

Learn Spanish in Costa RicaAre 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

GenCyber Beginner Camp for Secondary School Teachers – Apply by April 25

GenCyber LogoVirginia 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

Summer Spanish Immersion Trip to Central America – Info Sessions on Nov. 20 & 29

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Monday, November 20 | 3:30 to 5 p.m. (Stop by anytime!) | ESOL Office
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Wednesday, November 29 | 3:30 to 5 p.m. (Stop by anytime!) | COB 246

Are you interested in improving your Spanish-speaking skills? ACPS teachers and administrators are invited to partake in a 2-3 week authentic language and cultural experience, June 16-30 or June 17 – July 9, 2018. Continue reading

Attention All Albemarle County Employees: You’re Invited to Join the Concert Band

G-major, e-minorJean Flaherty is entering her seventh year teaching music in Albemarle County, and last year, she started a concert band for Albemarle County school and local government employees. The band rehearses during the school year on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Burley Middle School (901 Rose Hill Drive, Charlottesville). Rehearsals this year begin Tuesday, August 29!

The band is open to people of all ability levels and performance experiences who are interested in making music together. Continue reading