Check Out Our Fall Professional Learning Opportunities

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ACPS is offering a wide variety of professional learning sessions this fall. Make sure you check out the offerings!


Dr. Deborah Childs-Bowen will utilize the data analysis and information from the previous year to plan specific goal focused areas for advancing the PLC outcomes in middle schools for the 2019-20 school year. She visited in August with each leadership team and emphasized the importance of developing a minimum of two types of goals: one at the leadership team level that is driven by the data on PLC teams as well as school wide needs. The second goal focus would be to develop a PLC team level goal that is driven by the data they explore on each team’s effectiveness. Deborah will be visiting teams in November 2019 and March 2020.

Facilitation Basics

How can I facilitate better, more meaningful gatherings? How can I use facilitation skills to engage in important conversations? In this course, participants will think differently about facilitation, learn specific facilitation strategies, and examine resources collaboratively.

PLMS Course #16046
October 1, 2019
9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Central Office 5th floor

Coach Academy

How can I use coaching skills to develop high quality instruction across my school? In this course, participants will learn about the role of an instructional coach. Key skills like listening, questioning, facilitating, and managing conflict will be developed. Participants will leave the course with a clear understanding of themselves as instructional leaders and with the skills to support and drive high-quality instruction.

PLMS Course #15296
October 21 and 22, November 18 and 19
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Teacher Leadership Academy

How can I develop leadership skills within my role as a classroom teacher? How can I lead colleagues and team members to high student achievement? In this two-day course, participants will learn how to leverage leadership skills to achieve results for teams and the school.

PLMS Course #15939
October 23 and 24
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria, VA 22314