Windows Updates for ACPS Laptops

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The Department of Technology wants you to be aware that Windows will require an important update by Sunday, September 24. If the update does not have the opportunity to install by Sunday, your ACPS laptop may force a restart on Monday and then begin installing this required update. The update may take an extended time (10-30 minutes) to complete, so please plan accordingly.

Windows updates will continue to happen throughout the school year on a periodic basis. Continue reading

PD Opportunity for TAs & EDEP Staff: Responsive Classroom for Support Staff


Only a few seats remain in our Responsive Classroom for Support Staff workshop scheduled for Friday, September 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Lakeside Middle School. This session is for teaching assistants and EDEP staff. Participants will be compensated their hourly rate and lunch will be provided. Click here to learn more about what to expect in this one-day workshop.

Space is extremely limited! Register now through the Professional Learning Management System (PLMS). Please contact Megan Wood with any questions.

2023-24 DPLC & CRT Professional Development Schedule

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We are looking forward to our next Division Professional Learning Community (DPLC) and Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) Professional Development (PD) Day on Friday, September 29. Please reference the schedule for the times and locations of your DPLC meetings and your Culturally Responsive Teaching PD.

Important Notes:

  1. Not all DPLCs are meeting based on level. Please check each DPLC offering to find your group.
  2. If you are unable to attend your grade-level CRT PD because it conflicts with your DPLC meeting time, please attend the session that offers the most benefit and convenience for you.

As a reminder, the following dates are reserved on our 2023-24 School Year Calendar for DPLC meetings and CRT professional development: September 29, October 30, January 25, March 5, and April 29.

More About Our Culturally Responsive Teaching Credential

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The ACPS strategic plan sets the goal for all licensed staff to earn an ACPS Culturally Responsive Teaching Certification or Micro-Credential by 2026 (or, for new teachers, within three years of hire). Currently, we have over 380 credentialed educators in the division, and another 530 have already registered their 2023-24 plan in the Professional Learning Management System (PLMS). Keep reading for information about what you should register for prior to the launch of our current-year programs on September 29. Continue reading