Are you a paraprofessional or instructional assistant interested in earning a Master’s degree in special education? ACPS has partnered with UVA for a Master’s program for any ACPS employee with a bachelor’s degree. There will be two info sessions on May 3rd and May 10th from 2:00-3:00 with a representative from UVA. You can learn more and access the link to RSVP in the flier below.
ACPS is looking for people interested in earning a gifted endorsement. A cohort is forming this fall with district support for tuition. Classes begin in January 2020 and 4 courses are required to complete endorsement. Participants will earn 12 graduate credits upon completion of the endorsement.
Completing the survey does not commit you to the program. There is no commitment at this time.
An information session is scheduled for Sept. 13 at 4:00 in the George Washington Middle School library
Are you looking to assess where your PLC is and what your next steps might be? Use this tool from Solution Tree to find out how you can take your PLC to the next level.
Click the link here.
As part of the 2018 ACPS Unconference, we are looking for presenters to share some of the great work happening across the division. Presenters will receive recertification points as well as the opportunity to learn with and from colleagues from across the division.
Check out the Poster Presenter Information to learn more.
American University’s School of Education is excited about the 3rd annual Summer Institute on Education Equity and Justice that will be held virtually on June 22-24th. This year’s theme is Uplifting Women and Girls of Color Through Antiracist Pedagogy, Practice, and Policies.
We are partnering with the Washington College of Law and the Antiracist Research and Policy Center. Dean Camille Nelson, AU Washington College of Law will open the conference and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi has agreed to speak again this year on his most recently published book: “Stamped Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award -winning “Stamped from the Beginning.”
We hope you will register for the conference and share widely with your networks throughout the DC/VA/MD area and beyond! Since it’s virtual we encourage you to post to your Twitter, Facebook and Instagram social media links. Attached are graphics for social media.
For more information on the conference speakers and panelists and the day to day agenda, please see our SOE website: https://www.american.edu/soe/summer.cfm. We will be updating weekly as we finalize our speakers and panelists.
The institute’s workshops, conducted by experts in the field, focus on educational, legal, and health implications for young people of color. Sessions are designed to change both mindsets and practices (i.e. alternatives to suspension/punishment; strategies to instill a culture of engagement). The overall goal of SIEEJ is to build a community of practice singularly focused on the strengths, challenges, and opportunities in the lives of young people of color and the communities in which they live.
This is a reminder that participants will be eligible to receive a certificate for up to 9 hours of Professional Learning Units (PLUs) upon request.
SOE established the Summer Institute on Education Equity and Justice (SIEEJ, pronounced “seej”) in 2018 to provide professional development opportunities for community members, particularly educators, who want to learn promising practices that lead to equitable educational outcomes for underserved students, families, and communities.
Registration for the 2020 SIEEJ Virtual Conference is now open! REGISTER FOR FREE!
The Curry School of Education in partnership with the UVA K-12 Advisory Council is pleased to announce the fifth annual coaching academy for principals, assistant principals, instructional coaches, mentor teachers, and school and central office teacher leaders who want to improve their coaching skills and cultivate more professionally stimulating work environments for adult learning in their schools.
We support principals, assistant principals, instructional coaches and school and central office teacher leaders who want to improve their coaching skills and cultivate more professionally stimulating work environments for adult learning in their schools. The workshop will focus on the improvement of instruction through better articulation of quality teaching, carefully crafted coaching questions and more effective feedback.
Learn more here: Curry Leadership Academy (July 2018)
On August 10th, 2018, ACPS will host our first Customized Learning Unconference at George Washington Middle School
What is an Unconference?
An Unconference is an unconventional model for a conference in
which participants identify topics, break into smaller groups, and
discuss ideas, issues, strategies and resources in an informal and
community driven forum. An Unconference breaks out of traditional
silos and allow participants to direct their own learning.
What can I expect?
You can expect to be the driver of your own learning. You decide the
topics, guide the discussion, and share your own expertise while
learning with and from others. Participants are encouraged to stay for
as much or as little of the sessions as they want and join others that interest them. It’s all up to you.
How can I learn more?
You can learn more by viewing the Unconference flyer.
You can sign up on PLMS using course number 15395.
Want to present some of your own ideas?
The Unconference will also feature a poster presentation for teachers to share their own successes and ideas with your colleagues. You can learn more about the poster presentations by clicking below.
Region IV divisions in Virginia are working together to begin a cohort for educators interested in completing a master’s degree program to earn a Math Specialist K-8 degree and endorsement. The program will be through George Mason University and the program model is extremely flexible. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please fill out the survey by June 15th.
Show your interest by filling out this survey.
UVA’s Curry School of Education is offering an online experience for current PreK-12 teachers. This part-time program is for practicing teachers who are already licensed in another PreK-12 area. The online program will help you to complete the necessary coursework to effectively work with students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and provide quality instruction for English learners across content areas and grade levels.
To learn more, check out the course flier here: ELL Online Certificate