“Aspiring Leaders” PD Sessions – June 12

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Teachers: Are you looking to develop your leadership skills? The Aspiring Leaders sessions, presented by UVA, will equip aspiring leaders with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to foster an inclusive, collaborative and reflective school culture, driving continuous improvement and positive educational outcomes. Register in the PLMS to join us at Lakeside Middle School on June 12! Continue reading

Spotlight on Equity Education, May 2024 Issue

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This year, the Equity Education Specialists team has worked with over 500 educators, administrators and leaders on our new culturally responsive programming! We have gathered feedback along the way to ensure clear expectations and pathways for the book study, micro-credential, and our new program for certification. Our May issue of Spotlight on Equity Education features information about how you can move your work forward with the book study or micro-courses over the summer. Continue reading

Mary Baldwin University Informational Meeting – April 30

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Are you interested in earning a teaching license or an additional endorsement, such as Reading Education, Gifted Education, or Authentic Learning and Leading, or maybe a Special Education add-on? If so, Mary Baldwin University invites you to participate in an informational session on Tuesday, April 30, to hear about their Teacher Education programs. This virtual meeting will take place at 4 p.m. via Zoom. Continue reading

Summer 2024 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! Offerings include required professional development as well as choice-based professional learning opportunities. Course details are now available through our Professional Development: Summer 2024 Opportunities Courses web page! Please visit the page often, as we will continue adding new opportunities and updating course details as they are finalized. Continue reading

DPLC & CRT Professional Development Schedule for April 29

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We are looking forward to our next and final 2023-24 Division Professional Learning Community (DPLC) and Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) Professional Development (PD) Day on Monday, April 29. Our schedule for April 29 is the same as last month’s DPLC schedule; please review the schedule carefully and regularly, as we are still in the process of ensuring that there are no space conflicts.

Questions? Please reach out to Megan Wood.

Department of Instruction Reorganization

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The school division has begun moving forward with a series of initiatives and actions in response to the recommendations from our 2023 Instructional Practices Audit. Bellwether, the national nonprofit that conducted the audit, presented ACPS with five broad recommendations to address deficiencies in the areas of instructional tasks, adult learning, curricular resources, strategic alignment, and stakeholder engagement.

In support of the recommendations, and with the goal of better serving the needs of all ACPS students, three key changes are coming to the Department of Instruction beginning in the 2024-25 school year: Continue reading

Begin Your Journey to the Classroom With iteach: Two Info Sessions on April 18!

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iteach is now an alternative pathway to teacher licensure in Virginia, and ACPS can now follow this path for elementary and secondary licensure! We will host two iteach virtual information sessions on Thursday, April 18, one at 4:30 p.m. and a second session at 7 p.m.

Please attend one of these Zoom sessions to learn more about the iteach process if… Continue reading