Responsive Classroom & Developmental Designs Summer Institutes: Dates & Registration

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Important note: As we move into the 2021-22 school year, please know that there will not be a requirement for teachers to complete 6 hours of professional learning during the summer. However, we will be offering an array of optional learning opportunities that we will share through the Compass and our ACPS Professional Development web page.

We are excited to announce the summer dates for Responsive Classroom (RC) and Developmental Designs (DD) Summer Institutes! Both of these institutes support teachers in better understanding the social and emotional learning needs of their students and giving them the tools and understanding they need to create supportive learning environments for all students. Continue reading

JMU Educational Leadership Program – Info Session on April 29

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Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 4:30 p.m. | Zoom

James Madison University (JMU) will host an informational meeting for its Educational Leadership programs, including its master’s and certificate options, this Thursday, April 29, at 4:30 p.m. via Zoom. JMU is planning to start a new cohort program this fall or winter. View the program brochure »

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Attention All Employees: Please Register for Our March 26 Staff Gathering by This Wednesday

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On March 19, all employees should have received an invitation from Superintendent Haas to participate in a division-wide professional development session with Glenn Singleton, author of Courageous Conversations About Race, this Friday, March 26, at 1:15 p.m. via Zoom. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for us to gather together and hear a common message that will help us advance our equity mission. Continue reading

Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts: Classroom Residency Opportunity

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Attention pre-K through first-grade teachers: Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts is offering you an opportunity to participate in a virtual 5-session classroom residency. Wolf Trap classroom residencies are creative partnerships between “Teaching Artists” (musicians, dancers, actors and puppeteers) and early childhood educators as they collaborate in using the performing arts to engage children, enrich their learning, and reinforce curriculum. Continue reading

Weekly Professional Learning Series From Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts

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Attention teachers, pre-K through first grade: Check out our new professional development course listings for arts integration! Beginning next week and continuing through May, we will offer weekly learning opportunities from Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artists who specialize in music, movement, drama, or puppetry. These interactive sessions are designed to increase your confidence in using the performing arts to foster children’s cognitive, social/emotional, and physical development. Continue reading

Content Opportunities Course for K-5 Teachers: 7th meeting on March 8

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Monday, March 8, 2021 | 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. | Registration

Attention all K-5 teachers: You’re invited to the seventh meeting of our Content Opportunities Course on March 8 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The course, which we will offer monthly, aims to support implementation of inquiry-based curricula in science and social studies as outlined in the pacing guide. A great group of teachers, coaches and LTIs are collaborating to support this work, and participants are eligible for recertification points. Continue reading

Winter PD Opportunities: Staff Wellness, Supporting English Learners & Culturally Responsive Teaching

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The following virtual professional learning opportunities are starting soon or ongoing. You can view more details on the ACPS Professional Development site and register on our internal PD Opportunities page. If you have any questions, please email Lauren Price or Jenn Sublette. Continue reading

Content Opportunities Course for K-5 Teachers: 6th meeting on Feb. 8

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Monday, February 8, 2021 | 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. | Registration

Attention all K-5 teachers: You’re invited to the sixth meeting of our Content Opportunities Course on February 8 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The course, which we will offer monthly, aims to support implementation of inquiry-based curricula in science and social studies as outlined in the pacing guide. A great group of teachers, coaches and LTIs are collaborating to support this work, and participants are eligible for recertification points. Continue reading

Next Round of Division PLC Meetings: Jan. 15 or 22

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The next round of Division PLC (DPLC) meetings will be held on January 15 (elementary) or January 22 (secondary). Please refer to the Division PLC 2020-21 document for key information about the purpose and structure of DPLCs as well as the meeting schedule and Zoom links.

Please email leadcoaches@k12albemarle.org with any questions.