Maynard H. Jackson Cluster holds convention with focus on math

The Maynard Jackson Cluster hosted “Math Across the Cluster,” a cluster - wide professional learning opportunity addressing math instruction in all content areas and in all grade levels.  Every teacher and administrator in the Jackson Cluster, district support staff, and professional developers and consultants participated in this convention.The instructional coaches, representatives from Carnegie Learning, and... Continue Reading →

Perkerson’s Principal Bender Earns Travel Scholarship to Peru with EF Educational Tours

EF Educational Tours, the world’s leading educational travel company, has awarded a travel scholarship for a free EF Professional Development Tour to Peru this summer to Shawn Bender, Principal at Perkerson Elementary School in the Atlanta Public School District in Atlanta, GA.  “Service learning is an incredibly important learning tool that empowers students and educators to solve problems in their own... Continue Reading →

Summertime learning for principals and assistant principals

Every summer, newly appointed and veteran principals attend the Principals Academy. This year, it will take place July 20 through 22. Also this summer, the school district will resume the Assistant Principals Academy, scheduled for July 25. The purpose of these professional learning sessions is to convene the district’s instructional leaders in one room to... Continue Reading →

Help Parkside Elementary teacher Bejanae Kareem win a mini-grant!

Bejanae Kareem, a second-grade teacher at Parkside Elementary, has recently applied for a Brightpoint Literacy Classroom Mini-Grant. Everyone visiting Brightpoint from March 16 to April 10 will be invited to vote for the proposal they think will best engage boys in literacy learning.  Please log-on and vote for her proposal.  Voting takes place in four easy steps: Step 1: Visit... Continue Reading →

APS celebrates National School Counseling Week: Meet Andrew Ragland of Mays High

Is there a difference between counseling high school students compared with elementary or middle school students? Andrew Ragland, an APS alum and counselor at Mays High, answered that question and more in the video above. APS students thrive, thanks to support from dedicated teachers, principals and support staff such as counselors. During National School Counseling... Continue Reading →

APS celebrates National School Counseling Week: Dr. Lenice Biggins Horton of Benteen and Humphries

Update: Meet Dr. Andrew Ragland from Mays. APS students thrive, thanks to support from dedicated teachers, principals and support staff such as counselors. During National School Counseling Week, we turn our attention to the professionals who ensure that APS students thrive emotionally, socially and academically. Check out Monday's blog post for more details. Today, we... Continue Reading →

APS celebrates School Crossing Guard Recognition Week (Jan. 24-28)

A one-of-a-kind program will be celebrated by a one-of-a-kind school system next week when Atlanta Public Schools pays homage to its great protectors with APS School Crossing Guard Recognition Week (Jan. 24-28). The week will culminate with Awards and Recognition Day on Friday, Jan. 28, at 9:30 a.m. in the Brewer Building (2352 Bagwell Drive... Continue Reading →

APS collaborates with Georgia Aquarium to improve science education

UPDATE: Check out the photo gallery here. APS high school science teachers attended a workshop at the Georgia Aquarium Tuesday as part of an ongoing effort to improve science education in the classroom. The APS/Georgia Aquarium Collaboration 2010-11 also included a fall field trip by some 600 high school science students, and a similar trip... Continue Reading →

M.A. Jones Elementary teacher selected to attend Teach For All Global Workshop in Mumbai, India

Erica Franklin, a second-year Teach For America corps member and fifth-grade teacher at M. Agnes Jones Elementary, is one of six corps members nationwide who was chosen to participate and represent Teach For America in a global workshop sponsored by Teach For All. The other five corps members joining Franklin hail from the following regions: Tulsa,... Continue Reading →

Hey, teachers: Want professional development abroad? Read on!

This just in from our friends at Miami University in Ohio ... Applications are being accepted for 2011 summer/fall graduate field courses and a master's program that offer international conservation studies in 12 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas. New in 2011 are courses in Australia and Guyana. Created in 2004 by Miami... Continue Reading →

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