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.
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
Bring the Library of Congress to Your Classroom
Take This Free Course – Open to All Northern Virginia Teachers of
All Subjects and Grade Levels
90 Recertification Points/3 Advanced Academic credits
July 30 – August 6, 2018
8:00 – 4:00 Thoreau Middle School
- Create lessons and activities for immediate classroom use.
- Develop PBL (Project Based Learning) activities for your students.
- Design Performance-Based Assessments with intriguing primary sources.
- Engage students in inquiry and discovery using the rich, digitized collections from the world’s largest library.
- Develop Document-based Questions (DBQs), authentic assessments and media literacy activities.
- Collect photographs, prints, oral histories, film clips, political cartoons, maps, manuscripts, sound recordings with real-life relevance.
- Choose fully prepared, ready-to-use primary source sets, lesson plans and analytical tools from the nation’s Library to enhance critical thinking in your classroom.
- Explore the World Digital Library and its outstanding global resources.
- Dig deeply into historical newspapers (1835-1923) to uncover stories and cultures from the past in order to teach perspective.