APS educators learn and grow during district-wide professional development days

Seeking opportunities to learn and grow, all APS teachers were recently offered a day of professional development.  The learning sessions and workshops covered a variety of topics rooted in the district’s strategic objectives, which include the improving student achievement and the improvement of teacher and leader effectiveness. Administrators set high goals for educators, prior to... Continue Reading →

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 →

Crim High School Applauded by U.S. Department of Education

APS is excited to announce the nomination of Alonzo Crim High School as the subject of a profile on its implementation of job-embedded professional development for teachers. School leaders will be interviewed by the Department of Education about their innovative practices, with hopes that by sharing their experiences and successes, others will learn from their... 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 →

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 →

2010 APS Arts Education Conference hits a High note

UPDATE: Watch this video/photo gallery which includes perspectives from participants here. Watch Camille Russell Love's keynote address here. Atlanta Public Schools' performing and visual arts educators gathered for the 2010 Arts Education Conference at the High Museum on Sept. 24-25. Here APS Performing and Fine Arts Director Cynthia Terry and Education Coordinator/Visual Arts Raymond Veon... Continue Reading →

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